The unmissable and unforgettable events on the horizon for over 60s

Jun 05, 2023
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Mark your calendars folks because we’re seeing big things coming up in Australia!

There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in Australia over the next 6 months, as the country is set to host a plethora of fantastic events and festivals packed with groovy tunes and tasty treats.

So, to help you plan your months ahead, Starts at 60 has put together this curated guide for some of the best events for over 60s in the months ahead.

Cooly Rocks On | June 7 to 11

Have you been feeling a bit nostalgic lately? Reminiscing about the good ol’ days? Then you might want to consider heading to the Gold Coast this week and relive the glory of the past at Australia’s most beloved nostalgia festival– Cooly Rocks On!

Prepare to be awestruck as Coolangatta’s streets come alive with over 900 dazzling vintage cars, earning Cooly Rocks On its reputation as one of Australia’s top Show ‘N’ Shine displays.

Then slip into your dancing shoes and groove to the timeless tunes you adore as Cooly Rocks On sets the stage ablaze with a stellar lineup of remarkable rock ‘n’ roll, swing, rockabilly, and tribute artists from around the globe.

You can also join their Moonlight Swing Dance, a spirited 1940s-style gathering, or their brand-new Beachside Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, designed to keep your feet moving on the dance floor.

And that’s not all, attendees can explore the myriad of markets along the beachfront, offering an abundance of vintage goods and memorabilia from the past.

Victorian Seniors Festival | October 1 to 31

Every October, Victoria comes alive with a heartfelt tribute to seniors through the highly anticipated Victorian Seniors Festival.

Spanning across various locations throughout the state, this month-long extravaganza is filled with an enticing lineup of free and affordable events and activities, ensuring endless entertainment for all.

Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of experiences, including captivating concerts, lively dances, theatre shows, morning teas, enlightening tours, and a plethora of indoor and outdoor recreational activities.

From interactive dancing sessions to the serene art of tai chi, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, senior cinephiles can indulge in the screening of classic films, creating an opportunity to relish cinematic gems from yesteryears.

Savannah In The Round | October 6 to 8

Calling all over 60s who adore country music and camping, this one’s for you!

This October get ready to partake in a truly memorable weekend at the the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Located just a short drive west of Cairns, the Mareeba Rodeo Arena sets the stage for Savannah in the Round.

Get ready to groove to the tunes of over 40 international and Australian country, roots, rock, and pop artists across three sensational days and two nights. From soul-stirring performances to foot-tapping rhythms, this festival boasts a lineup that will ignite your spirit.

But the magic doesn’t end with the music. Explore a vibrant marketplace brimming with local produce and products, where you can savour the flavours of the region and support local artisans.

Savannah in the Round is the ideal event for those over 60 looking for an unforgettable weekend where you can embrace country rhythms, soak in natural beauty, and create cherished moments under the tropical skies.

OzAsia Festival | October 19 to November 5


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This festival is perfect for art lovers looking to experience the best of Asian culture all in one spot!

Held every year over three weeks in Spring, the OzAsia Festival brings dance, music, visual arts, and food from countries like Japan, Korea, China, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Indonesia to Adelaide as a celebration of contemporary Asia.

From the colourful Moon Lantern Trail to the Lucky Dumpling Market and the ever-vibrant festival hub, there’s definitely something for everyone at this spectacular arts festival.

With OzAsia Festival’s meticulously curated performance and exhibition program, this festival is a must-visit event for both interstate visitors and locals alike.

Starts at 60 Meet Ups


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If the idea of a big festival isn’t your cup of tea, you can always enjoy a more intimate gathering with like-minded over-60s right across Australia at your local Starts at 60 Meet Up event.

Hosted by volunteers from the Starts at 60 community, Starts at 60 Meet Ups takes place once a month across the country where attendees catch up over coffee or lunch, and most importantly good company.

Most events are held at the same location on the same day of each month so you can get to know a group near you and build friendships in your own community.


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