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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Adam Cullen

Imagining Ned

28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Bendigo

From $8 - $10

Ned Kelly remains a highly mythologised character in Australian history. Some say he was a murderous villain and outlaw, while others proclaim him a...

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Alexandra Fountain

Celebrate Vahland

1 - 26 May 2015

Bendigo

The National Trust Heritage Festival will commemorate a milestone centenary, the death of William Charles Vahland, one of Australia's most important...

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Ballarat Apron Festival

Ballarat Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Experience the popular Ballarat Apron Festival with this year's special theme 'Make do and Mend', tying in with this year's ANZAC centenary...

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Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat

Held over the Mother's Day weekend, the 2015 Ballarat Heritage Weekend will celebrate 'A Century of Service' and will tell the story of Australia's...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at The Capital

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at The Capital

13 May 2015

North Bendigo

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

16 - 24 May 2015

Melbourne

Good Beer Week is a nine day celebration of all that's great about beer. Melbourne and Victoria play host to 250 events at 180 venues, featuring...

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World Sideshow Festival

World Sideshow Festival

21 - 23 May 2015

Ballarat

The World Sideshow Festival is bringing the best sideshow artists in the world to Ballarat for five shows over three nights. Sideshow is best...

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Ned - A New Australian Musical

Ned - A New Australian Musical

22 - 31 May 2015

Bendigo

An Ordinary Man, an Extraordinary Legend. The legendary tale of Ned Kelly springs into life in this exhilarating new Australian Musical by composer...

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Festival of Light

Vesak Festival of Lights

30 May 2015

Myers Flat

The Vesak Festival of Light is a unique multicultural festival marking the celebration of Vesak inspired by the Buddha's birthday. The highlight of...

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

5 - 7 Jun 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Queen's Birthday weekend is an inclusive event highlighting the jazz genre in all its variety. Jazz has a...

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