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BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRHIGHLIGHTSBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO ADVERTISERGALA PARADESHERRIDON HOMESTORCHLIGHT PROCESSIONMonday 12.30pm, Parade routeSunday 7pm, Parade routeExperience a festival tradition filled withcolour and excitement. Watch bands,cultural groups, dance troupes, sportingclubs, school groups and many more asthey perform along the parade route.This unique procession lights upBendigo’s streetscapes magnificently.Featuring illuminated entries from localemergency services, community groupsand the Bendigo Chinese Association.To conclude, a dynamic fireworksdisplay will erupt over Rosalind Park.The Bendigo Chinese Associationpresent a spectacular cultural display,concluding with the world’s longestImperial dragon, Dai Gum Loong,weaving his way through the historicstreetscapes of Bendigo. An event notto be missed!VISION AUSTRALIA EASTEREGG HUNTFriday, 10am – 5pm, Rosalind ParkJoin in the exciting search for over85,000 Easter eggs. Tickets availablefrom Friday March 4. For timesand ticket details, contact theBendigo Visitor Centre or visitwww.bendigotourism.comROTARY MARKETFriday and Monday, 9am – 4pm,Easter Fair Way (Bridge Street)and Park RoadTake a wander through this expansivemarket, browsing through a range ofarts and craft, handmade goodies,unique treasures, collectables, tastyproduce and much more. Over the twodays there will be more than 200 stallscomplimented by live local music anddelicious BBQs.THE KNAVES BIG BAND– A TRIBUTE TO THE KINGBENDIGO TAFE CARNIVALCENTRALSaturday 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm, FostervilleGold Mine Main Stage, Rosalind ParkFriday to Sunday, 10am – 11pmMonday, 10am – 6pmMundy Street, BendigoA LIVE 14 piece experience celebratingthe music and legend of the Kingin a tribute show not to be missed!Highlighting music across the King'scareer, get ready to Shake, Rattle AndRoll to all your favourite classics.Delight in the thrill of the rides and tryyour luck on sideshow alley, BendigoTAFE Carnival Central provides hours ofentertainment for the whole family.* The Knave’s Big Band – A Tribute To The King is not endorsedby, or affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises or Graceland.150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS presented by Bendigo Easter Fair SocietyWADAIKO RINDOJAPANESE DRUMMERSGood Friday, 11am, 1pmand 3pm, Poppet Head,Rosalind ParkWadaiko Rindo arerenowned for theirenergetic and dynamicdrumming performances.Their shows are spectacularvisual displays of stamina,strength and humour, withthe vibrations produced onstage energising the wholeaudience.BENDIGO'S PASSIONPLAY: THE WAY OFTHE CROSSGood Friday, 8pm, TheCapital steps, View StreetThe Bendigo Easter FairSociety and Christianchurches in Bendigo presenta live, outdoor theatricalpresentation; the story ofthe Last Supper, arrest,trial, death, crucifixion andresurrection of Jesus Christ.This story of the Christianfaith is retold using drama,music and specialisedlighting. This event wastraditionally performed onGood Friday evening as partof the Bendigo Easter Fair.150 YEARS UP INLIGHTSGood Friday toMonday, from 7pm, theConservatory, Easter FairWay (Bridge Street)Journey back through 150years of the Bendigo EasterFair. Stories and highlightswill be recounted throughlighting projection andsound on the Conservatorybuilding.Sponsored by Bendigo Bank.Photo: Dja Dja Wurrung EldersProjection, Bendigo ProjectionFestival.TEDDY BEAR’S PICNICSunday, 10am – 12pm,Fosterville Gold Mine MainStage, Rosalind ParkThe Teddy Bear’s Picnic wasfirst held in the 1980’s, andwill return to Rosalind Parkthis year with our old friendHumphrey B. Bear! Bringalong your favourite teddy(or soft toy), and try yourluck in the competitions forbiggest teddy, best dressedteddy, most colourful teddyand best non-teddy. Keepyour eye out for lots ofgreat giveaways!Sponsored by Dragon CityMarshalls.CAVALCADE OFTRANSPORTSunday, 1pm – 3pm,Pall MallA celebration of transportthrough the years, this staticvehicle display will includevintage trucks, trams, cars,a horse carriage, fire trucksand more.Held in conjunction withthe Veteran, Vintage andClassic Car Club of Bendigoand other local Bendigo carclubs.
BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRDAI GUM SAN CHINESE PRECINCT祝福 ZHÙFÚ – A TRIBUTETO BENDIGO EASTER FAIR喜庆 XĬQÌNG – A JOYOUSCELEBRATIONSaturday, 2pmSunday, 11am – 12.30pmThe Bendigo Chinese Associationpays tribute to their longstandingrelationships with the Bendigo EasterFair Society and Bendigo Health. Watchthe revered dragon Sun Loong withhis attendant regalia emerge from theGolden Dragon Museum and paradeto the Tom Flood Sports Centre toperform.Drawing on the traditions of the LunarNew Year, this is a morning familyfestival celebrating contemporaryChinese dance and culture. The BendigoChinese Association Plum BlossomDance Team will grace the stage alongwith cultural performances by visitingChinese Associations. Formerly knownas Chinese Spring Festival.AWAKENING OF THE DRAGONRETURN OF THE DRAGONSunday, 2pm – 4pmMonday, conclusion of the BendigoAdvertiser Gala Parade (approximately2.30pm)A traditional celebration of lion anddragon dance, presented by theBendigo Chinese Association andvisiting lion teams. Concluding with thelighting of 100,000 firecrackers, used towake Dai Gum Loong from his slumberin preparation for his appearance in theBendigo Advertiser Gala Parade.The Bendigo Chinese Association LionTeam will combine with visiting lionand dragon teams to welcome DaiGum Loong on his return to the GoldenDragon Museum. A great spectacle ofnoise, colour and movement.GOLDEN DRAGON MUSEUMFriday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 1pm and 4pm – 6pm, Sunday9.30am – 5pm, Monday 9.30am – 11.30am and 3pm – 5pmGolden Dragon Museum houses three internationally significant ImperialDragons and their regalia as well as a superb collection of Chinese antiquities,many rarely seen outside of China.CHINESE HISTORICAL WALKING TOURFriday, 10.30am – 11.30am and 2pm – 3pmBookings required, phone 5441 5044. Gold coin donation.COMMUNITY EVENTSA Parade of QuiltsFriday 11am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday10am – 4pm, Monday:10am – 3pmSt Andrews Hall, Myers Street, BendigoDabbling and Denim ExhibitionFriday and Sunday 12pm – 4pm,Saturday and Monday 10am – 4pmSt Andrews Uniting Church Small Hall,Myers Street, BendigoEaster Book FairFriday to Sunday 9am – 5pm,Monday 9am – 1pmTom Tweed YMCA Stadium,47 Mundy Street, BendigoBendigo Woodturners ExhibitionFriday to Sunday 10am – 5pm,Monday 10am – 4pmBendigo Trades Hall, 36-40 View Street,BendigoMacKenzie Quarters AprilArt ExhibitionFriday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pmMacKenzie Quarters,10 MacKenzie Street, BendigoModel Railway ExhibitionSaturday 10am – 5pm,Sunday 10am – 4pmBendigo Baptist Church Function Centre,757 McIvor Highway, JunortounBendigo Antique FairSaturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am –4pm, Monday 10am – 3pmTruscott Stadium, Murdock Street,California GullyBendigo Showgrounds MarketSaturday 8am – 2pm,Sunday 8.30am – 2pmPrince of Wales Showgrounds,42-72 Holmes Road, BendigoEaster and Art at Valentine'sSaturday 11am – 4pmValentine’s Antique Gallery,16-22 View Street, BendigoEaster in the Garden (A ReasonableChristianity)Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pmLibrary Gardens, Hargreaves Street,BendigoEaster Photographic ExhibitionFriday and Saturday 9.30am – 5pm,Sunday 9.30am – 4.45pmDudley House, 60 View Street, BendigoRotary Club of Kangaroo FlatHole in One Golf EventFriday to Sunday 10am – 4pmGateway Park, 26 High Street,Kangaroo FlatRotary Easter Art ShowFriday to Sunday 9am – 5.30pm,Monday 9am – 1.30pmBendigo Town Hall,189-193 Hargreaves Street, BendigoSteam Train to the Bendigo Easter FairVarious services operating over theweekend, see website for details.Pinot and Picasso Easter sessionsFriday (Boho Bunny) and Saturday(Chick'N Little) 2pm – 4pmPinot and Picasso, 274 Hargreaves Mall,BendigoFor more details, ticket and admission fee information visit www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au
BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRGOOD FRIDAY FAMILY DAY, APRIL 15BULL STREET2pm – 11pmBull Street FestivalTicket required, see website for detailsCONSERVATORY GARDENS10am – 5pmCity parks display – The Jungle RoomPaint Pot PeopleFrom 7pm150 Years Up In LightsEaster history light projectionMUNDY STREET10am – 11pmBendigo TAFE Carnival CentralQUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS12.30pm, 1.30pmZ-Fit Aerial Workshops4pm5 Angry MenPhysical theatre performance ‘The Bells’ROSALIND PARKDAI GUM SAN9.30am – 5pmGolden Dragon MuseumPOPPET HEAD11am, 1pm, 3pmWadaiko Rindo Japanese DrummersEASTER FAIR WAY (BRIDGE ST)9am – 4pmRotary MarketHARGREAVES MALL1pm – 6pmHot Crossed BunniesVIEW STREET – ARTS PRECINCT8pmBendigo’s Passion Play:The Way of the CrossStreet theatre performanceWILLIAM VAHLAND PLACE10am – 5pmView Street StageBendigo Blues & Roots Music Showcase10.30am, 2pmChinese historical walkGEORGE LANSELL GARDENS10am – 5pmWalk the Walls Parkour Workshop10am – 5pmFosterville Gold Main StageLive music and entertainment includingWelcome to Country, Woody’s World andMama DojoActivities- Bendigo LEGO User Group- Connected Circus- Discovery @ Easter- Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm ( 5 per child)- Fosterville Gold Mine panning for gold- Greening Greater Bendigo- Green Hat Workshop- Lantern making workshop- Roving entertainmentSOLDIERS MEMORIAL INSTITUTEMUSEUM FORECOURT10am – 5pmBendigo Tenpin BowlingVision Australia Easter Egg Hunt10am – 5pm 11 per child. Ticket bookingswww.bendigotourism.comA G N IC O E A G L E FOST ER V IL L E G OL D M I N EContributing to theprosperity of ouremployees, their familiesand the community inwhich we operateTo learn more, visit:fgmcommunity.com.auCFA Kids' Amusement Rides10am – 5pm 4 per ride
BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRSATURDAY, APRIL 16BULL STREETBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIREASTER FAIR WAY (BRIDGE ST)10am – 5pmThe Zone mobile activitiesMUNDY STREET10am – 11pmBendigo TAFE Carnival CentralGEORGE LANSELL GARDENS10am – 5pmWalk the Walls Parkour WorkshopQUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS12.30pmZ-Fit Circus WorkshopsHARGREAVES MALL1pm – 6pmHot Crossed Bunnies1.30pmZ-Fit Aerial Workshops4pm, 7pm5 Angry MenPhysical theatre performance ‘The Bells’10am – 5pmRC Racing ExhibitionBull Street Music Festival2pm – 11pmTicket required, see websitefor detailsCONSERVATORY GARDENS10am – 5pmCity parks display – The Jungle RoomPaint Pot PeopleFrom 7pm150 Years Up In LightsEaster history light projectionDAI GUM SAN9.30am – 1pm, 4pm – 6pmGolden Dragon MuseumROSALIND PARK10am – 5pmFosterville Gold Main StageLive music and entertainment includingMama Dojo, All Day Fritz, Chippolatas anddirtgirlworldActivities- AFL Promo Activation- Bendigo LEGO User Group- CFA Fire truck rides ( 4 per ride)- Connected Circus- dirtgirlworld activity centre- Discovery @ Easter- Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm ( 5 per child)- Fosterville Gold Mine panning for gold- Gold FM and Piano Bar Dance Floor- Greening Greater Bendigo- Green Hat Workshop- Lantern making workshop- Roving entertainmentdirtgirlworldMeet and greet, 3pmMain Stage, 4pmActivity centre, 10am – 5pm 2017 dirtgirlworld productions pty ltd10am – 5pmView Street StageBendigo Blues & Roots Music Showcase7.30pmMain StageThe Knaves Big Band – A tribute to the KingSOLDIERS MEMORIAL INSTITUTEMUSEUM FORECOURT10am – 5pmBendigo Tenpin BowlingTOM FLOOD SPORTS CENTRE2pm祝福 Zhùfú – A Tribute to BendigoEaster FairWILLIAM VAHLAND PLACE10am – 5pmCFA Kids' Amusement Rides 4 per rideSUNDAY, APRIL 17BULL STREET2pm – 11pmBull Street FestivalTicket required, see website for detailsCONSERVATORY GARDENS10am – 5pmCity parks display – The Jungle RoomPaint Pot PeopleFrom 7pm150 Years Up In LightsEaster history light projectionMUNDY STREET10am – 11pmBendigo TAFE Carnival CentralPALL MALL10am – 3pmBendigo Tramways static display1pm – 3pmCavalcade of TransportDAI GUM SAN9.30am – 5pmGolden Dragon Museum11am – 12.30pm喜庆 Xĭqìng – A joyous celebration2pm – 4pmAwakening of the DragonEASTER FAIR WAY (BRIDGE ST)10am – 8pmThe Zone mobile activitiesGEORGE LANSELL GARDENS10am – 5pmWalk the Walls Parkour WorkshopSherridon Homes TorchlightProcession7pm – fireworks to followQUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS12.30pm, 1.30pmZ-Fit Aerial Workshops6pm5 Angry MenPhysical theatre performance ‘The Bells’ROSALIND PARK10am – 5pmFosterville Gold Main StageLive music and entertainment includingTeddy Bears Picnic, All Day Fritz, Chipolatasand dirtgirlworldActivities- AFL Promo Activation- Ambulance Victoria display- Bendigo LEGO User Group- CFA Fire truck rides ( 4 per ride)- Connected Circus- dirtgirlworld activity centre- Discovery @ Easter- Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm ( 5 per child)- Gold FM and Piano Bar Dance Floor- Greening Greater Bendigo- Green Hat Workshop- Lanern making workshop- Roving entertainmentdirtgirlworldMeet and greet, 2.40pmMain Stage, 3.50pmFosterville Gold Mine panningfor gold10am – 5pm10am – 5pmView Street StageBendigo Blues & Roots Music Showcase5pmMain StageThe Knaves Big Band – A tribute to the KingSOLDIERS MEMORIAL INSTITUTEMUSEUM FORECOURT2pm – 3.30pmAV8 Rock BandWILLIAM VAHLAND PLACE10am – 8.30pmCFA Kids’ Amusement Rides 4 per ride
BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRMONDAY, APRIL 18BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRCHARING CROSS10am – 3pmBendigo Tramways static displayMUNDY STREET10am – 6pmBendigo TAFE Carnival CentralCONSERVATORY GARDENS10am – 5pmCity parks display – The Jungle RoomPARADE ROUTE – SEE MAP10.30am – 12.30pmBendigo Bank Dragon Mile10am – 3pmPaint Pot PeopleFrom 7pm150 Years Up In LightsEaster history light projectionROSALIND PARK10am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5pmFosterville Gold Main StageLive music and entertainment includingBananas in Pyjamas, dirtgirlworld andMama DojoActivities- Bendigo LEGO User Group- Connected Circus- dirtgirlworld activity centre- Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm ( 5 per child)- Fosterville Gold Mine panning for gold- Green Hat Workshop- Roving EntertainmentDAI GUM SAN9.30am – 11.30am, 3pm – 5pmGolden Dragon MuseumGEORGE LANSELL GARDENS10am – 5pmWalk the Walls Parkour Workshop Australian Broadcasting Corporation, licensed inassociation with Southern Star Entertainment 2022Original song by Carey Blyton10am – 12pmView Street StageBendigo Blues & Roots Music ShowcaseApproximately 2.30pmReturn of the Dragon(at the conclusion of the parade)EASTER FAIR WAY (BRIDGE ST)9am – 4pmRotary MarketBananas in PyjamasMain stage, 2.50pmfollowed by meet and greetBendigo Advertiser Gala Parade12.30pmQUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS12.30pm, 1.30pmZ-Fit Aerial Workshops4pm5 Angry MenPhysical theatre performance ‘The Bells’dirtgirlworldMeet and greet, 10.10amMain Stage, 11.30amDreamWorks TrollsMeet and greet and roving2.30pm – 5pmDreamWorks Trolls DWA LLC.WILLIAM VAHLAND PLACE10am – 5pmCFA Kids’ Amusement Rides 4 per ride
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BENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOBENDIGO EASTEREASTERFAIR FAIRDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGOEASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRBENDIGO EASTER FAIRNEED TO KNOWBENDIGO EASTER FAIR SOCIETYPARK ‘N RIDE TO THE FESTIVALThe Bendigo Easter Fair Society is a community based, notfor-profit organisation that has been involved in running theBendigo Easter Festival since 1871. For membership enquiriesand information, visit www.bendigoeasterfairsociety.org.auAccessing the Easter Festival is easy with a Bendigo TramwaysPark ‘n Ride shuttle ticket! Avoid road closures and parkingwoes by catching one of Bendigo’s iconic trams from CentralDeborah Gold Mine, Lake Weeroona, Tysons Reef Hotel or theBendigo Joss House Temple. Tickets are valid all day, allowingyou to come and go from the festival as often as you like. 5per person aged 16 and over, children aged 0-15 are free ofcharge. Easter Sunday and Easter Monday only. Timetablesavailable at www.bendigotramways.comFESTIVAL ACCESSIBILITYCar parks close to the festival precinct and viewing areas alongthe parade routes have been specifically designated to beaccessible. Accessible toilet facilities are available in variouslocations within the festival precinct, including a Marveloo forthose with a profound disability located in McCrae Street car park.For more information and a map displaying these facilities visitwww.bendigoeasterfestival.org.auLOST SOMETHING/SOMEONE?Please visit the Information tent for assistance, located in theRotunda gardens in Rosalind Park (next to the first aid tent).WASTEOrganics bins will be available again this year in the food courtand other areas to divert valuable food material from landfill.Once turned into rich compost, it will be used in the parks andgardens around Bendigo – including Rosalind Park!BENDIGO EASTER FAIR ISA SMOKE-FREE EVENTPlease be respectful of others and move outside theprecinct and away from crowded areas to smoke. Thank you.PARKING / ROAD CLOSURESRoad closures and car park closures will be in place throughoutthe event. For road closures, please follow the detour signage.Visit www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au for further details.Some car parks within the event precinct will be closed due tofireworks, parades, carnival and event amenities. Please visitwww.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au for further details.During the festival two multi-storey car parks will be open withFREE parking. Hargreaves Streets (opposite Bendigo Library)and Edward Street (corner of Edward Street and Queen Street).Bicycle parking is available in Rosalind Park from 10am to 5pmFriday to Monday. This is unsupervised so remember your bikelocks and enjoy the ride.GET SOCIALFollow us on socials for all the latest updatesBendigo Easter Festival, Explore BendigoExplore BendigoShare your festival experience using #bendigoeasterfestival#explorebendigo #daigumloongMORE INFORMATIONFor all the latest festival information, changes or cancellations,follow us on Facebook or visit www.bendiogeasterfestival.org.auCOVIDSAFE EVENTPUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIAThis event will be held under the Victorian Government’sCOVIDSafe event guidelines that are current at time of event.For information about local transport services visitwww.ptv.vic.gov.auView our COVID19 policy -policy
GOLDEN DRAGON MUSEUM Friday 9.30am - 5pm, Saturday 9.30am - 1pm and 4pm - 6pm, Sunday 9.30am - 5pm, Monday 9.30am - 11.30am and 3pm - 5pm Golden Dragon Museum houses three internationally significant Imperial Dragons and their regalia as well as a superb collection of Chinese antiquities, many rarely seen outside of China.