The year was 1974. The Venue: Diphu Karbi Club. A handful of Karbi Youth got together to organize, for the first time in the headquarter town of Diphu a Youth Festival, till then never thought of by others. Initially it was small festival. But within a few years it became a major incident in Karbi Anglong as well as in Northeast and looking back one finds the Karbi Youth Festival has not only become an annual event which the entire Karbi Anglong looks forward to, but also a forum to determine and redefine Karbi Art and Culture from a new and progressive viewpoint.
The festival offers a feast of culture -- from the region's unique music, folk songs, ballets, crafts, sculptures, cinema, photography to head banging rock music, and mouth-watering-asking for more-ethnic food!. It brings together over 5000 cultural artistes during its annual 5-day run from 15th to 19th February.