Brimbank’s young talent is being urged to step up at a St Albans street festival.

A street market, pop-up park, talent quest and community performances will feature in the two-day community event in Alfrieda Street, St Albans, on March 18 and 19.

Singers, rappers, dancers and poets are being invited to compete for a top prize of $500 in the talent quest, hosted by members of Good Shepherd St Albans’ youth movement program.

Good Shepherd community engagement worker Angela Scarpaci says performers are already rehearsing for the event.

“We’d like to see as many young people enter the competition as possible, not only to show their talent but to empower them and encourage them to do what they love.”

A street market will have food and goods from local traders, while Neil Ta will demonstrate martial arts and the Kealba School of Music will perform. The festival is hosted by Brimbank council with support of the St Albans Business Group Association.

The market will be held from 10am to 8pm on the Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday.

To register for the talent quest, contact angela.scarpaci@goodshep.org.au