Well that wraps up another amazing ZestFest!

But get your diary out as we’ve just announced the dates for next year – 17-31 October 2020

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.

This year we showcased over 250 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 had a fabulous festival line-up of events in ZestFest this year, there was literally something for everyone! Click here to find the events that were part of this year’s Festival.

It may be over for now but stay informed about ZestFest 2020 with the latest announcements and updates, by signing up to our mailing list here.

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.

Find your event now

Writers Prize

The ZestFest 2019 Writers Prize was announced at our Zestfulness Workshop.

With more than 80 entries, the 2019 ZestFest Writers Prize was a great success. We had a wonderful response comprising entries in prose and verse, fiction and nonfiction, drama and comedy…

And the winner is…

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.

Find Out More

Seniors Slam

With the generous support of Spoken Word, the South Australian leaders of Slam Poetry, ZestFest proudly held its inaugural Seniors Slam, in an early heatwave, on Thursday 24 October.

The event was headlined by 10 Poets all aged over 50 who slammed their own spoken word and gave it their all!

Find out who won…


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