Mornington Peninsula Seniors Festival

The Seniors Festival is a major state-wide festival for and involving seniors, with an emphasis on fun and good times. The theme for 2023 was Learn Love Live.

Seniors Festival 2023 – It’s a wrap

It was the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest Seniors Festival yet. Over the month of October community groups and services hosted 84 events and around 2867 community members attended a diverse range of free or low-cost events and activities put on by local clubs, groups and organisations as well as Shire services. From nature walk to comedy show, exercise classes and social games, open days, movie nights, singing workshops and more. Community came together to share in the joy of collective experience, try new things, meet new people and have a great time.  

A few highlights include:

  • The Archibald Prize exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery attracted a whooping 12, 390 concession attendees over the month of October and of this number 149 utilised the October Seniors discount offer, a special for the festival. 

  • The comedy and show Get in the swing of it’ at George Jenkins Theatre gathered 325 community members. Featuring Dave O’Neil who had the room in stitches. The Wild Tonics with support from the glitzy Gatsby dancers performed songs and dance from the 1920’s through to today. Overall, it was an evening to delight the senses, warm the bellies and uplift the hearts. An outcome of collaboration between Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston City Council teams.

  • There were numerous physical activity events including the annual Get Active Expo at Camp Manyung. It was a glorious day with 100 attendees taking part in pickle ball and golf ‘come and try sessions’ and braving the giant swing as well as tree top challenge and archery. The event also provided an opportunity for community to learn about local clubs, groups and services.

It’s safe to say that Mornington Peninsula’s Seniors Festival brought people together and was a huge success. Mornington Peninsula Shire would like to thank all community members that joined in the celebration of Seniors Festival 2023 by taking part in events and activities, your time and participation in the events is what makes it!

A special thank you to all community groups and organisations that held events and hosted community at your local clubs. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Peninsula Transport Assist who provided local shuttle buses to key events enabling transport connection for community.

Click here to watch the recap of the 2023 Seniors Festival.