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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Royal South Street Competitions

Royal South Street Competitions

27 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

Come and discover Australia's rising stars at the 2015 Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat, Victoria. The 124th year promises to be special as...

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Arnhem Land artist Narritjin Maymuru

Coat of Arms by Narritjin Maymuru

28 Jul - 1 Dec 2015

Ballarat East

From $0.01 - $35

On display at M. A. D. E for a limited time is rare bark painting Coat of Arms by Narritjin Maymuru (1963). Maymuru is a highly respected Aboriginal...

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Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2015

8 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards which celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among...

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Dean Kahan - The Glass Garden

Dean Kahan - The Glass Garden

8 Aug - 13 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

Dena Kahan's work is a meditation on desire and the gap that exists between fantasy and reality, imagination and execution. This exhibition draws...

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Mining Exchange

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005 and 2007, moving to Ballarat in 2009,...

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 at M.A.D.E

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat

M. A. D. E. is excited to present two Ballarat Internation Foto Biennale (BIFB) Fringe Festival exhibitions. Exploring the theme of men of community...

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Melbourne International Film Festival Travelling Showcase Benalla

4 - 5 Sep 2015

Benalla

From $13 - $15

MIFF2015 may be over but the MIFF Travelling Showcase rolls on. After a successful re-launch last year, MIFF are thrilled to once again be presenting...

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Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

5 Sep 2015

Beechworth

Beechworth Arts Council's Neighbourhood Fair is the place to find quality arts, crafts, pre-loved, vintage and retro products. The next Fair is on...

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Malmsbury firefighters Daniel Willinski and Adian Bruni help dancer Nina McDonnell from Moto Bean Cafe's classic 1969 Volvo Amazon.

The Shannons Malmsbury Classic: Show and Shine

5 Sep 2015

Malmsbury

From $15 - $15

Come a see a fabulous display of classic cars and motorcycles in the picturesque town of Malmsbury at The Shannons Malmsbury Classic Show & Shine....

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