About the Festival

What is the Bendigo Easter Festival?

The Bendigo Easter Festival is the longest running community cultural festival in Australia.

Over the four-day Easter long-weekend Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park, along with surrounding streets, will be transformed into a vibrant and colourful space filled with activities, rides, music, food, performances and much more.

The festival also has a rich Chinese history, a tradition that first began in 1879 with the first large scale contribution from the Chinese community. This tradition continues today with Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world, weaving through the street in the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade.

The Bendigo Easter Festival is filled with fun and excitement, and after visiting this annual event it is sure to become an ongoing family tradition.


When is the Bendigo Easter Festival?

The Bendigo Easter Festival is held annually over the Easter Long Weekend.

The 2019 Bendigo Easter Festival will be held Good Friday April 19 – Easter Monday April 22.

Please note, main festival activities are held from Good Friday to Easter Sunday with community events being held on Easter Monday


Where will the Festival be held, exactly?

The Bendigo Easter Festival is held throughout the Bendigo CBD. Key locations are Rosalind Park, Bridge Street/Park Road, Dai Gum San, Bull Street, Sidney Myer Place, William Vahland Place, and Mundy Street.


Is the Bendigo Easter Festival free?

The majority of activities held during the Bendigo Easter Festival are free to visitors, however there are some activities that have a cost associated (i.e. the amusement rides in Carnival Central).


Frequently Asked Questions