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Celebration Day

2 Oct 2016

The contribution of one million older Victorians aged 60 years and older will be celebrated this October when the Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off its 34th year. Starting on Sunday 2 October 2016, the Victorian Government initiative will see more than 1500 individual events and activities held across the state.

Celebration Day at Federation Square in Melbourne kicks off Festival activities where older Victorians alongside family and friends will come together and celebrate with music, dancing and activities on Sunday 2 October.

The main stage will feature a great mix of 60s music, including the legendary Normie Rowe and the Playboys. A celebration of Aboriginal musicians past and present will also take place with James Henry, grandson of renowned singer and man of culture, Jimmy Little, and Robbie Bundle taking to the stage.

More than 1500 individual events – a mix of social, cultural and educational activities for older Victorians and their networks – will then follow as part of a wider program rollout across Victoria throughout the month of October.

Events are free or low-cost and free public transport will be available for Seniors Card holders during the Festival’s first week from 2 to 9 October.

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