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.

Highlights

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Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks

30 Jan 2015

Bendigo

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

Bendigo

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

Ballarat

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

Heathcote

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

Bendigo

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

Crowlands

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

Barkly

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 - Ballarat

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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highland dance

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

Wedderburn

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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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

7 - 9 Mar 2015

Wendouree

Bring your picnic rug and experience the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in their full glory at the 2014 Ballarat Begonia Festival. A huge program of free...

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Opening Night 2013

Castlemaine State Festival

13 - 22 Mar 2015

Castlemaine

40 years and 20 festivals on, Australia's most anticipated regional festival, the Castlemaine State Festival presents an anniversary program of...

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Arts Trail in the Studio

Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail

21 - 22 Mar 2015

Bannockburn

The Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail is a weekend adventure showcasing the work of artists of the Golden Plains region. Visit usually private...

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Bendigo Craft Beer Festival

Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival

28 Mar 2015

Bendigo

From $40 - $40

Get ready for the third Annual Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Take in a day full of some of the best handcrafted beers and ciders produced in...

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Adam Cullen

Imagining Ned

28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Bendigo

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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Sun Loong

Bendigo Easter Festival

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Bendigo

Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Festival is the oldest continuous running community festival in Australia. It's a celebration of Bendigo's...

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Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Rushworth

From $5 - $7

The Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival takes place over Easter Saturday, in the heritage-listed High Street of Rushworth, and Easter Sunday at Moora,...

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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

7 Feb 2015, 7 Mar 2015, 4 Apr 2015

Bannockburn

Golden Plains and Moorabool Valley regions are famous for fresh food, award winning wines, gourmet food producers and breathtaking scenery. The...

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Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

5 Apr 2015

Castlemaine

From $35 - $35

The annual Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival is on Easter Sunday every year. Meet the winemakers of the region, sample the best Bendigo wines and...

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Rick's Big Team

Moora Working Draught Horse Muster -The Max Seamer Memorial Event

5 Apr 2015

Moora

From $7 - $7

The Moora Working Draught Horse Muster, is held Annually on Easter Sunday, coming into it's seventh year. With a great success in 2014; 66 horses...

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Victorian Historic Motorcycle Championships

11 - 12 Apr 2015

Broadford

The Victorian Historic Motorcycle Racing championships showcase racing motorcycles from the early days until 1983. Racing Solos and sidecars fill...

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Rural Lifestyle Expo Ballarat

Rural Lifestyle Expo

11 Apr 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $10

The Rural Lifestyle Expo is an event that showcases products, services and innovations and provides advice for small scale rural lifestyle property...

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Scale Modelling

13th Annual Scale Modelling Exhibition and Swap'N'Sell

12 Apr 2015

Ballarat

The Modellers Of Ballarat will be holding their Annual Scale Modelling Exhibition incorporating a Swap'N'Sell at the Caro Convention Centre, at the...

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Groove in the Moo

Groovin the Moo

2 May 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Bendigo

Team Groovin the Moo is in the highest of spirits to be welcoming a new bunch of Artists to take part in the regional Australian festival fun! The...

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Clunes Booktown Festival

2 - 3 May 2015

Clunes

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

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Ballarat Apron Festival

Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Welcome to the inaugural showcase of all things apron! The Apron Festival will include a competition, workshops, vintage apron display, afternoon tea...

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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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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 that highlights the jazz genre which has a fascinating history and...

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Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

29 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

West Bendigo

The Bendigo Stadium is hosting the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open. Play will consist of the top 16 world ranked players plus 16 qualifiers, with...

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Creswick Market

Creswick Market

21 Feb 2015, 21 Mar 2015, 25 Apr 2015, 16 May 2015

Creswick

The Creswick Market is held the third Saturday of every month. Bring the kids and your four-footed friends, all are welcome. Located in the...

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OPOS

2015 August Occasion - Paul Margocsy @ Old Post Office Seymour

2 Aug - 27 Sep 2015

Seymour

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

7 - 9 Aug 2015

Bendigo

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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Shire Gardens

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

8 Feb 2015, 8 Mar 2015, 12 Apr 2015, 10 May 2015

Maldon

The Maldon Market is a monthly growers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and hand grown produce from the...

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Bendigo On the Hop

Bendigo On The Hop

15 Aug 2015

Bendigo

Craft beer is about local ingredients, flavour and aroma. It's about enjoying a quality product with friends and living life with a little flair. In...

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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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The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo

The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo - Seymour

25 - 27 Sep 2015

Seymour

From $10 - $12

The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo is the place to find inspiration for all things outdoors. Whether you are an experienced caravan/camper...

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Ballarat Cabaret Festival

6 - 11 Oct 2015

Ballarat central

The Ballarat Cabaret Festival returns for a fourth year with an exciting line up of stars and star venues to match. With great entertainment at the...

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Heritage Uncorked

Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked

10 Oct 2015

Bendigo

Come and join Bendigo's iconic moveable feast with Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked. The winemakers of Bendigo create this unique wine festival each...

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Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

10 - 11 Oct 2015

Heathcote

Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...

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Buninyong Good Life Festival

Buninyong Good Life Festival Including The King Of The Mountain Fun Run & Walk

25 Oct 2015

Buninyong

The Buninyong Good Life Festival is a community focused annual celebration of ideas, interests and what it means to live The Good Life. It aims to...

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Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

2 - 3 May 2015, 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2015

Lake Goldsmith

From $5 - $15

Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally. Held twice a year...

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HPV Secondary Trial

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

19 - 22 Nov 2015

Maryborough

The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a...

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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride 2014

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

28 Nov - 6 Dec 2015

Ballarat

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It's the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where...

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Talbot Farmers' Market

Talbot Farmers Market

15 Feb 2015, 15 Mar 2015, 19 Apr 2015, 17 May 2015

Talbot

On the third Sunday every month the Talbot Farmers' Market comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere. Explore an...

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Cycling in Ballarat

Cycling Australia Road National Championships

6 - 10 Jan 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Ballarat

Head to Ballarat in early January to witness a world-class field of Australia's greatest cycling starts battle it out for the green and gold...

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Art Exhibition and Sale

Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale

5 - 8 Jun 2015, 10 - 13 Jun 2016

Beaufort

The Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale is on in Beaufort over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June each year. The four-day annual event is an...

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Beth Patteson

Maldon Folk Festival

30 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 28 - 31 Oct 2016, 3 - 6 Nov 2017, 2 - 5 Nov 2018

Maldon

From $30 - $230

The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty years. Each year a long weekend of quality entertainment...

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