• 150th Bendigo Easter Fair

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** DUE TO INCELEMENT WEATHER THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER GALA PARADE AND ROTARY MARKET SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON BENDIGO EASTER FESTIVAL WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT ACTIVTIES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE RUNNING.

Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Fair is one of Australia’s longest running community events, which was due to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020. Following a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the event will make a highly anticipated return in 2022 to celebrate 150th Bendigo Easter Fair. 

Over the four-day Easter long weekend, Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with family-friendly entertainment, stage shows, hands-on activities, live music, roving performers an Easter egg hunt and more! 

Experience the thrills of Carnival Central, find a treasure a the Rotary Art and Craft Market, and marvel at the extraordinary entertainers wandering through picturesque Rosalind Park. 

Dance, drums, Lion teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and Awakening of the Dragon, as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage at the Dai Gum San Precinct. 

As the sun sets on Easter Sunday, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Torchlight Procession, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city. 

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair will culminate when thousands of people line the streets on Easter Monday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Bendigo’s newest Dragon Dai Gum Loong (the world’s longest Imperial Dragon!), weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo in his first solo parade outing. 

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is filled with fun and excitement the whole family will enjoy, and after visiting this annual event it is sure to become your family’s Easter tradition! 

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History of Bendigo Easter Festival 
The first Bendigo Easter Fair, as it was known then, was held in 1871 by Messrs. Aspinal and Burnside to raise funds for the Sandhurst Benevolent Asylum and Hospital raising over £1000 for this charitable cause. The fair was considered such a success that it has been held every year since, making it Australia's longest ongoing community festival!

Various locations in Bendigo
15 April - 18 April 2022
Various Time

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