Record crowd celebrates the NSW Seniors Festival

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13 March 2024

NSW seniors are showing age is no barrier to fun with 30,000 people flocking to Darling Harbour to enjoy the NSW Seniors Festival Expo and Premier’s Gala Concerts on 13-14 March.

The Premier’s Gala Concerts and NSW Seniors Expo are highlights of the festival which features a fortnight of events running across NSW.

Minister for Seniors Jodie Harrison said more than 500,000 seniors attend activities during the NSW Seniors Festival, making it the biggest celebration for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.

The NSW Seniors Festival and Gala Concerts are the government’s way of making sure seniors enjoy the benefits of living longer and have opportunities to participate in, contribute to and be included in their communities – key principles in our 10-year Ageing Well Strategy.

The sold-out Premier’s Gala Concerts will have seniors dancing in the aisles with performances by Damien Leith, Darren Coggan, Paulini, and Julie Lea Goodwin.

Cubby house building, cooking demonstrations and a sports hub are just a few of the activities running at the NSW Seniors Festival Expo with a record 85 exhibitors offering something to suit everyone.

The Premier’s Gala Concerts will be live-streamed so people can watch no matter where they are.

The NSW Seniors Festival encourages older people to lead active lifestyles and participate at all levels in our community with activities running until 24 March. The NSW Government has provided $200,000 in funding to local councils and community groups to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy during the festival.

For more information and to register for the concert live stream, visit the NSW Seniors Festival website.

Minister for Seniors Jodie Harrison said:

“It is an exciting time for our seniors as we celebrate and support their remarkable contributions to our communities through this fantastic event.

“It’s a privilege to deliver an event of this kind every year. With this year’s theme ‘Reach Beyond’, we are encouraging older people to seek new experiences and make new friends.

“This event is not to be missed and we can’t wait to see our seniors out and about enjoying the festivities.”