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.

The new year
Begin the new year with the sounds from the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival, a program of glorious music played in historic venues. Need something different? Kick up your heels at the Maryborough Highland Games, a New Year's Day fixture for the past 140 years.

Easter magic
At Easter, see Sun Loong the Chinese dragon parade through the streets of Bendigo for the annual four-day festival. Alternatively, enjoy a local drop at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival, held in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday.

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, or mix with the locals for Maldon in Winter, a festival of culinary delight and music in the historic town, featuring night markets and a good old-fashioned bonfire.

Springtime follies
In October, tour Bendigo's heritage buildings while enjoying offerings from local restaurants at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked. Step into spring at the Maldon Folk Festival, a four-day musical extravaganza featuring some of the country's finest folk artists, or stroll the many stunning gardens that open during the Castlemaine Festival of Gardens.


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John French, Long-line bra (detail), fashion photograph, 1950s. © Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

19 Jul - 26 Oct 2014


Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion at the Bendigo Art Gallery features highlights from the V&A's extensive collection of underwear, this...

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Discobolus (discus-thrower), Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC . From Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

2 Aug - 9 Nov 2014


A thought-provoking exploration of the human form seen through Ancient Greek eyes. This exhibition features more than 100 treasures from the British...

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2014 August Occasion - Agnes Szetey @ Old Post Office Seymour

3 Aug - 28 Sep 2014


August Occasion is an Annual Art Exhibition held at the C1872 Old Post Office Seymour. Two world recognised solo artists alternate. Odd years Paul...

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Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival

8 - 10 Aug 2014


Bendigo's Writers Festival will this year give audiences even better access to some of the best writers in the country. More than 50 sessions will...

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Ai Weiwei at work (with cat)

ACMI screening - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

10 Aug 2014

Ballarat East

From $7 - $10

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an...

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Bendigo On The Hop

Bendigo On The Hop

16 Aug 2014


Bendigo on the Hop is Victoria's only winter craft beer event and has caught the attention of industry leaders. This moveable, progressive and...

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Timeline Festival

30 - 31 Aug 2014

Leigh Creek

From $19 - $89

A group of World War One diggers sit huddled around the campfire, busy cleaning their rifles whilst taking a brief respite from the day's activities....

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Kyneton Antique Fair

Kyneton Antique Fair

5 - 7 Sep 2014


From $7 - $7

The 2014 Kyneton Antique Fair welcomes vintage dealers, to join the usual mix of antiques. Opening night is Friday 5th; be among the first to see all...

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Catherine Pilgrim

Castlemaine Artists Market

3 Aug 2014, 7 Sep 2014


The Castlemaine Artists Market trades on the first Sunday of each month, excluding January. The Castlemaine Artists Market is based on a strong...

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Naturally Loddon Spring Festival Calendar Official Launch

7 Sep 2014


From $5 - $5

In its fifth year the Naturally Loddon Spring festival aims to pull together new and existing key events to promote the beautiful environment and to...

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