Enter our Parades

2018 gala pink and green girls

The Bendigo Tafe Bendigo Easter Festival conducts two parades each year:

  • Torchlight Lantern Procession on Easter Saturday (20 April 2019) 

  • Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade on Easter Sunday (21 April 2019)

Local businesses, organisations, community and school groups  are encouraged to enter both the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade and the Torchlight Lantern Procession. The parades are the real highlights of the festival and a great way to be seen by tens of thousands of people who line the parade route each year.

The Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade has a broad focus with local groups and organisations, marching bands, artists and entertainers.The Bendigo Chinese Association entry featuring Sun Loong, lion dancers, performers and crackers is a major component of the parade.

The Torchlight Lantern Procession features entries from fire brigade and emergency services, amazing lanterns and lit entries, as well as community groups and a Chinese component. 


Applications for the 2019 Bendigo Easter Festival will open in early 2019, please re-visit this page closer to that time.
Announcements will also be made on the Bendigo Easter Festival Facebook page.