ZestFest 2019 2019-09-03T11:26:54+09:30

Strap yourself in for another amazing ZestFest in 2019!

Celebrating longevity, challenging stereotypes and unlocking the possibilities that modern ageing brings, ZestFest is South Australia’s largest arts and community festival, specifically designed for people aged over fifty. Showcasing over 200 free and affordable, curated and community events, throughout the whole of South Australia, the program reflects ageing as a time of freedom, influence and opportunity.

We have a fabulous festival line-up of events in ZestFest this year, there’s literally something for everyone! Click here to find the events for you.

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Events Program

The 2019 ZestFest Events Program is available now!

We have a fantastic selection of curated events this year and with over 200 community events registered there’s bound to be one (or many) to pique your interest.

Visit our events program to find the events for you.

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Oration 2019

The ever-popular ZestFest Oration is back for 2019, join us on October 14th with special guest speaker Ita Buttrose AC, OBE

The Oration is presented by COTA SA, Enabling Confidence at Home (ECH) and nbn. This year’s topic is ‘Ageing with attitude, growing older with zest, and occasionally disgracefully’.

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The Nature Strip

Our ageing journey is a beautiful gift and needs to be celebrated.

In honour of this, ZestFest and The Nature Conservation Society are producing a gorgeously styled 2020 calendar, showcasing unexpected images of naked older people in the raw elements of nature.

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Writer’s Prize

Do you love writing?

ZestFest’s annual writing competition is back and open to any unpublished piece of writing by a South Australian writer. This year we want you to create a piece of fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry with your thoughts on ‘Tomorrow’.

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