Bendigo Easter Festival, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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The Goldfields boasts a rich calendar of festivals and events. From music, wine and dancing to food, antiques and sport, there's always something to see and do, all year round.

Summer celebrations
Ring in the new year and kick up your heels at the Maryborough Highland Games, a New Year's Day fixture for the past 140 years. Over the Australia Day weekend, celebrate liquid gold with craft beer and live music at the Ballarat Beer Festival. In February, the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival's music, hot rods and fashion will have you back-combing your bangs right back to the 50s.

Autumn magic
At Easter, see Sun Loong the Chinese dragon parade through the streets of Bendigo for the annual four-day Bendigo Easter Festival, Australia's longest running cultural festival. Alternatively, enjoy a local drop at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival, held in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday. Take in a great regional arts festival and ten whole days of exhibitions, performances and more at the celebrated Castlemaine State Festival. Feeling the music? Head to Bendigo to join crowds rocking out to local and international acts at Groovin' the Moo.

Winter warmers
Sample the region's winter delights with a season of farmers markets, festivals and literary events. Time your holiday for the food, wine and entertainment of Heathcote on Show and the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. In Bendigo, roll up your sleeves for the Australian Goldfields Open snooker tournament or get bookish at the Bendigo Writers Festival.  In Ballarat, prepare your peepers for the exhibitions and events held in historic buildings across town at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Springtime follies
In October, tour Bendigo's heritage buildings while enjoying offerings from local restaurants at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked. Then step into spring at the Maldon Folk Festival, a four-day musical extravaganza featuring some of the country's finest folk artists.


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Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks

30 Jan 2015


With the arrival of Summer, it's time to enjoy a feast of family entertainment, activities and events as part of the City of Greater Bendigo's annual...

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Sanguine Estate Music Festival Bendigo

Sanguine Estate Music Festival Bendigo

6 - 7 Feb 2015


Due to popular demand the Sanguine Estate Music Festival is expanding into Bendigo and will offer two concerts. Over the past three years the...

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Ballarat Beat

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

12 - 15 Feb 2015


From $50 - $120

The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is turning up once again to transform Ballarat into Rock'n Roll party central. Celebrate all things Rockabilly...

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Sanguine Estate Music Festival

13 - 15 Feb 2015


From $126 - $575

Launched in 2012 Sanguine Estate Music Festival is now an annual festival directed by Chris Howlett and Howard Penny. The festival is held at the...

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Scots Day Out

14 Feb 2015


Held at Rosalind Park in Bendigo, the Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun. Activities on the day include: - Colourful parade down View St to...

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Sassy Tunes In The Top Paddock

Sassy Tunes In The Top Paddock

14 Feb 2015


From $27.50 - $35

Pyrenees Music Festival presents Sassy Tunes in the Top Paddock. Fanny Lumsden and Amber Rae Slade will play at DogRock Winery in the first of the...

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Barkly Unplugged 2015

Barkly Unplugged 2015

21 Feb 2015


A selection of local musicians performing a wide variety of music for your listening pleasure at the Barkly Public Hall. Bring your own drinks, as...

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The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expos

The Ballarat Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2015

Ballarat central

From $10 - $12

The Great Outdoor Expo is the place to find inspiration for all things outdoors. Whether you're an experienced caravan/camper looking to upgrade, or...

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Geelong Highland Gathering

1 Mar 2015

Waurn Ponds

From $8 - $40

The Geelong Highland Gathering has won the right to host the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Championships for the first time since the event was moved...

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Token Hunt

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 2015

7 - 8 Mar 2015


From $45 - $45

The annual two day event Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree will introduce gold panning and detector demonstrations to beginners in a natural bush...

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