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.

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.

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Seniors Slam

Speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing, express yourself with your words.

Originating in the 1980s this artistic movement has people from all corners of the globe slamming their spoken word!

Learn more and develop your voice at the hands on workshop or dive right in at the Slam Off.

Join the Slam Off!


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