The date has been set for next year’s NSW Seniors Festival, with activities planned over 10 fun-filled days from 25 March to 3 April 2022.
Minister for Seniors Natalie Ward said the event would build on a strong legacy of showing NSW seniors how much they are valued.
“The 2022 NSW Seniors Festival will deliver world-quality entertainment and engaging activities for our over 60s, with an important emphasis on COVID-safe environments,” Mrs Ward said.
“This is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and I’m urging our seniors to mark the dates in their calendars. It gives us something to look forward to during these times of uncertainty.”
Events being planned include the free Premier’s Gala Concerts and the NSW Seniors Festival Expo at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, along with the NSW Seniors Festival Comedy Show.
Seniors can also get involved in local events with the NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program supporting a range of activities across the state.
Like this year, the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival is currently planned to be a mix of face-to-face and online entertainment and activities.
“We’re constantly evaluating the COVID situation in NSW, and our planning for this event will evolve over coming months to ensure safety is the highest priority,” Mrs Ward said.
“The NSW Seniors Festival has been running successfully for more than 60 years and is a great way to promote inclusion and encourage older people to get involved in health, art, music, technology and physical activity.”
More than 500,000 seniors are expected to take part in events across the state.
The Premier’s Gala Concerts are scheduled to be held on 30 and 31 March 2022 at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney alongside the NSW Seniors Festival Expo.
Information about ticket release dates will be announced on the NSW Seniors Festival website at https://www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/ in the new year.