As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities and public health systems, Power Unit Youth Organization will not be proceeding with Night It Up! 2021, typically scheduled for July of each year. Although it was a difficult decision to make, the health and safety of our volunteers and community members is our top priority, and we will continue to do our part during this public health crisis.
We would like to thank all of our partners, sponsors, and community members for the continuous support that makes Night It Up! possible every year. We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during this time and we look forward to bringing everyone together in the future when it will be safe to do so. We look forward to introducing many new ideas for Night It Up! 2022 and cannot wait to share them with you all.
Night It Up! is an outdoor festival showcasing a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by local talents’ nightly performances, styled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia.
Organized by Power Unit Youth Organization, Night It Up! is unique in our mission to encourage youth development while maintaining our commitment towards the community. Through donating our profits to a beneficiary, we hope to set a precedent in youth to learn, grow, and share.
Each year, passionate youth of Power Unit Youth Organization vote on a charitable initiative to support throughout the year. All on-site proceeds go towards a selected beneficiary charity. To date, Night It Up! and Power Unit Youth Organization has contributed over $143,000 to various charitable initiatives in the GTA.
In 2019, we partnered with Rainbow Railroad. Since 2006, Rainbow Railroad has been able to help over 600 LGBTQ people experiencing government-sponsored persecution and violence find a path to safety. Rainbow Railroad receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of individuals and organizations like yours. Thank you for resonating with the work and wanting to help. Your efforts send a message of hope to those LGBTQ people still looking for help.
attendees in 2018
donated to our beneficiaries
dedicated event volunteers
exciting booth vendors
Want to be a Performer?
If you are interested in performing, please note the following: Every year, Power Unit Youth Organization raises money for a charitable organization and donates the proceeds from NIU!. Thus, we are only looking for artists who are willing to perform without compensation.
If you or your group is still interested in this opportunity, please fill out the form linked below.