BEF 2019 stage and crowd

Good Friday 15 April – Easter Monday 18 April 2022


Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Fair is one of Australia’s longest running community events, which was due to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020. Following a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the event will make a highly anticipated return in 2022 to celebrate 150th Bendigo Easter Fair. 

Over the four-day Easter long weekend, Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with family-friendly entertainment, stage shows, hands-on activities, live music, roving performers an Easter egg hunt and more! 

Experience the thrills of Bendigo TAFE Carnival Central, find a treasure at the Rotary Market, and marvel at the extraordinary entertainers wandering through picturesque Rosalind Park. 

Dance, drums, Lion teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and Awakening of the Dragon, as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage at the Dai Gum San Precinct. 

As the sun sets on Easter Sunday, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Sherridon Homes Torchlight Procession, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city. 

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair will culminate when thousands of people line the streets on Easter Monday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the iconic Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Bendigo’s newest Dragon Dai Gum Loong (the world’s longest Imperial Dragon!), weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo in his first solo parade outing. 

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is filled with fun and excitement the whole family will enjoy, and after visiting this annual event it is sure to become your family’s Easter tradition!