Seniors fest comes to the Bellarine

The Victorian Seniors Festival is back for its 40th year and is headed to the Bellarine Peninsula to celebrate the valuable contribution that older Victorians make to our local community.

This year’s festival theme is Takin’ It Easy which focuses on showcasing accessible and comfortable spaces to ensure older Victorians feel relaxed to attend events and relax again.

The festival will have a range of events on the Bellarine, hosted by local community organizations and the City of Greater Geelong.

The 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival features over 2500 free and online events across the metropolitan area and region of Victoria.

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Victorian Seniors Card holders can travel for free on public transport including on V/Line from Sunday 2nd October to Sunday 9th October for fun and engagement.

For more information or the full list of events visit

Events on the Bellarine include:

The Cavern Club with [email protected] B

Where: Potato Scales, Drysdale

When: Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

What: Geelong’s dynamic 4-piece [email protected] B-Band is bringing back iconic tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s for the local seniors to dance in the aisles. Tickets are $17 and include free morning tea.

Legends of Vegas – John Watson and Friends

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Where: Potato Scales, Drysdale

When: Saturday, October 8, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

What: Crowd favorite John Watson, Australia’s much-loved Piano Man, puts on a legendary new show! A fun mix of well-loved classics from Frank Sinatra, Peter Allen, Barry Manilow and more. Seniors are taken on an unforgettable journey through the streets of Vegas with all the excitement of this spectacular musical collage.

Dahlin! It’s Jeanne Little

Where: Potato Scales, Drysdale

When: Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m

What: Australian entertainer, comedian, TV personality and Gold Logie winner Jeanne Little is hosting a high-energy show for seniors filled with hits from every decade. Tickets are $32 table-style or $30 theater-style

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mayor for a day

Where: Potato Scales, Drysdale

When: Thursday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

What: Seniors will join the hilarious Damian Callinan as he becomes Drysdale’s new mayor for a day. After recording everything he can, the one-man public service activist will swing into the hall armed only with a projector and microphone to report his findings to the local population, who are keen to find out why this guy was dressed as a ghost at the bottom pub.

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