Victorian Seniors Festival 2024 – Everything You Need To Know

Seniors in Melbourne are gearing up for the much-anticipated Victorian Seniors Festival happening throughout October 2024.

This annual extravaganza, dedicated to honouring and celebrating seniors, promises a myriad of events, activities, and experiences tailored to make the golden years truly shine. 

Get your calendars out and join us in exploring the highlights of the Melbourne Seniors Festival and discover why this is an unmissable celebration for seniors in Melbourne.

Are you hosting an event for the Victorian Seniors Festival? Submit a free listing here!

When is the Victorian Seniors Festival 2024?

From 1 October to 31 October 2024.

Victorian Seniors Festival 2024

With a focus on free and low-cost events, the Victorian Seniors Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for older adults in Melbourne and beyond. It’s more than just a series of events; it’s an invitation to get active, try something new, and embrace the wealth of opportunities Melbourne has to offer. 

As well as great events and activities for seniors in Melbourne, Victorian Seniors Card holders receive a full week of completely free public transport across the state (exact dates for 2024 still TBA).

As the festival unfolds, let the spirit of curiosity unfold for an unexpected experience in the city. Melbourne truly is a great place to age, and the Seniors Festival is the golden ticket to unlocking the best that these golden years have to offer. 

With hundreds of events set to take place throughout Melbourne, the month-long Seniors Festival is an embodiment of community, connection, and celebration.

This year’s theme, “Embracing Wisdom, Embracing Life,” reflects the festival’s commitment to recognising the wealth of experience and knowledge that seniors bring to the community. 

From 1 October to 31 October 2024, the city will be a canvas of vibrant colours, echoing the lively spirit of Melbourne’s senior community.

Key Events

Opening Gala Extravaganza:

  • The festival kicks off with a spectacular Opening Gala, featuring live music, dance performances, and inspirational speakers. This event is a fantastic opportunity for Melbourne seniors to come together, share stories, and ignite the festival’s celebratory spirit.

Cultural Delights at Melbourne’s Museums:

  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Melbourne with exclusive events at renowned museums. From guided tours to interactive workshops, seniors can indulge in a cultural feast that spans art, history, and science.

Wellness Workshops for Mind and Body:

  • The festival places a strong emphasis on holistic well-being. Attendees can participate in wellness workshops that cater to both the mind and body. From meditation sessions to fitness classes, Melbourne seniors can explore new avenues for health and vitality.
Picnic in the gardens, Victorian Seniors Festival 2024

Outdoor Adventures and Nature Retreats:

  • Melbourne’s lush green spaces come alive with outdoor events tailored for seniors. Nature walks, picnics, and bird-watching sessions offer a rejuvenating escape, allowing seniors to connect with the serene side of the city.

Tech-Savvy Seniors:

  • Embrace the digital era with specialised workshops designed to empower seniors in navigating technology. From smartphone basics to social media mastery, Melbourne seniors can enhance their digital skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Go Local:

  • Don’t forget to check with your local community centres, libraries and activity hubs as there are thousands of live and local events set to take place across the state, delivered by local councils, community groups and clubs as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.
Travel for free on public transport during the Victorian Seniors Festival 2024

Other major events in Melbourne returning to the Victorian Seniors Festival in October 2024 include Celebration Day, the Festival Hub, ACMI Seniors Film Festival, Town Hall dances the Swing Band Dance, and the Organ Concert.

Join us in October 2024 for an unforgettable celebration of life, laughter, and the enduring spirit of Melbourne’s seniors. Don’t forget to check back in on this post regularly, as we will continue to update it with new seniors festival events and activities as they are announced.

Visitor Information assistant at Flinders Street Station

Are you hosting an event for the Victorian Seniors Festival? Submit a free listing here!

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