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Hazeldene's Bendigo Easter Festival will begin on Good Friday, highlighted by the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt, which is always a favourite for children as they search to find 80,000 chocolate eggs. Kids will be enchanted by the entertainment on stage, giant characters roving through the park, an animal farm, interactive music and dance workshops and more. Not forgetting the adults, who will enjoy live music, art and the popular Rotary market.Saturday sees the fun continue in Rosalind Park, with loads of fun activities and great entertainment. Dance, drums, Lion Teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and the Awakening of the Dragon, as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage on Saturday on the Dai Gum San Precinct.As the sun sets, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Bendigo District RSL Torchlight Procession, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city.Join thousands lining the streets on Easter Sunday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Sun Loong, the world’s longest Imperial Chinese Dragon, weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo.