BEF 2019 stage and crowd

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. Unfortunately, due COVID19, the 2020 event was cancelled.

Planning is now underway for 2021! The event is scheduled for the Easter long weekend of April 2 – 5, in hope that we will be able to mark the 150th anniversary with a fitting celebration (pending Government advice).

In the meantime, let’s reflect on why the Bendigo Easter Fair is an event not to be missed!

Over the Easter long weekend, Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets is transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with family-friendly entertainment. Live stage shows, hands-on activities, carnival rides, live music, roving performers and more!

Be in the hunt for over 170,000 Easter eggs at the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt, experience the thrill of the rides in Carnival Central, explore the Rotary Art and Craft Market, and marvel at the extraordinary entertainers wandering through 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.

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 Bendigo Easter Fair culminates when thousands of people line the streets to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Bendigo’s newest Golden Dragon Dai Gum Loong weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo.

The 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!