Special events and exhibitions hosted during the National Senior Games offer athletes and fans opportunities to celebrate together, experience the host city in new ways and build their health and wellness.

The Village


The Village is the hub of activity for The Games, offering athlete check-in, special presentations, demonstrations, interactive displays and more. The Village is free and open to both athletes and the public. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a variety of experts, special guests, vendors and more. Each day offers something unique for the community to help celebrate the National Senior Games.

Flame Arrival Ceremony

Let’s get the party started! The Flame Arrival Ceremony celebrates the opening of The Games as the torch flame arrives and is used to light the ceremonial cauldron. This event is free and open to both athletes and the public.

Celebration of Athletes

The Celebration of Athletes is a combined opening and closing ceremony held in the middle of the event schedule that celebrates the achievements of National Senior Games athletes. This is where the pageantry happens, including a stirring Parade of Athletes by state/country and a warm welcome from the host city and dignitaries.