BEF 2019 stage and crowd

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. Unfortunately, due COVID19, the 2020 event was cancelled.

We love Easter in Bendigo, but this year our Easter celebration will look a little bit different. Due to the current COVID-19 government guidelines, we are unable to bring you the traditional Bendigo Easter Festival. 

The City of Greater Bendigo is delighted to be able to offer an alternative program for 2021; Eggs-plore Bendigo at Easter
Held from April 2 – 5, it features a wide range of smaller family friendly activities and entertainment held across multiple venues, that can be managed in a COVID-safe way. 

There is a limit on how many people can attend each event and all events will be ticketed, so it’s important that you plan and book ahead. 

We can’t wait to celebrate Easter with you. 

Click here to see the the full program of events and book now.


It is hoped the 150th anniversary will be marked in 2022 with the full program, including the Torchlight Procession and Gala Parade.