posted on 14 May 21 | by Explore Bendigo

While the weather is cooling down, Bendigo’s event guide is heating up! 

It’s time to get out and embrace winter in all its glory, as Bendigo comes to life with an amazing range of events and festivals. With something for everyone, it's guaranteed you'll enjoy your time in our beautiful city. So grab your family and friends and share the love. And just to make things a little easier, we’ve put together Bendigo's best winter calendar of events to get you started...
 

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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

Now until 11 July

Bendigo Art Gallery is on point yet again bringing you another amazing fashion exhibition and Australian exclusive with Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary. The exhibition explores the years between 1955 and 1975, when Mary Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the 60s and the new mass production techniques to create a new look for women.  View over 110 garments plus accessories, sketches, photographs and even Quant’s own line of fashion dolls, known as Daisy dolls, a rival to Barbie.
It’s fun, it’s vibrant, it’s playful and full energy. Better yet, Bendigo businesses are getting in on the action with a beautiful range of Quant experiences and accommodation packages. Think Quantails, high teas, retro murals, fashion, Mod Mess desserts, Quant-sants and more!
Grab your friends and get in the groove!
 

Learn more about the exhibition here.
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Awaken

26 June – 17 July

Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park will be transformed with a series of vibrant installations that engage and immerse visitors in unforgettable sensory experience, Awaken.  
Running during the school holidays of an evening, this free event is the perfect family friendly night out. Follow the trail of installations capturing Bendigo’s stories of the city and its rich history, through a radiant display of light, colour and sound. It’s a must visit.
 

For more info and to check out the video, click here.
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Barrel Wine Tasting Weekend

10 – 11 July

Hands up those of you who love a glass of red by a cosy open fire in winter? Yes please! We’re hearing you and if you’re anything like us, tasting wine straight from the barrel is even better.  
Held over two days, some of Bendigo’s best winemakers will be opening their doors and offering a tasting of their wines in barrel. Usually guarded treasures, for one weekend only you’ll get to visit these sacred barrel halls, get up close and personal with the winemakers and learn all about your favourite drops of Bendigo wines.


 

Click here to find out more.
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Australian Sheep and Wool Show

16 – 18 July

For three days in July, Bendigo becomes the epicentre of all things woollen fashion, fine foods and beautiful fibre. And if you’ve never made your way to Bendigo’s Showgrounds for the annual Australia Sheep and Wool Show, make this year the year.
See the incredible passion, hard work and skills being showcased by Australia’s top wool growers and prime lamb growers. Wander through and see the best of the best sheep breeders, shearers and wool handlers in the country. Catch shearing and wool handling competitions, sheepdog trials and meet farmyard animals in the nursery.
A must-see event championing Australia’s best. 
 

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Women in Wool 

16 July

It’s time to celebrate the incredible women of the wool industry. 
That’s right, join us a The Sheep Show’s Women in Wool series where you can view fine woollen design at the Australian Wool Innovation fashion parades, see ‘wearable art’ and other amazing entries from top Woolcraft competitors. Better yet, enjoy a high tea, buy beautifully hand-crafted woollen products and more.

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Bendigo on the Hop

28 August

Australia’s best and most unique winter beer festival, Bendigo on the Hop, is back in 2021. Once again, they’ll be pairing up some of the city’s finest beer venues with Australia’s best independent brewers. Grab your beer lovin’ drinking buddies as you wander through Bendigo’s heritage-lined streets, meet and talk to the brewers and enjoy an awesome day out.
Delicious beers. Great food. Live music. Good times.

What more could you ask for?!
 

Tickets on sale soon. Watch this space.