Enter our parades
The Bendigo Easter Festival program features two parades:
- O'Brien Electrical & Air-conditioning Torchlight Procession on Easter Saturday March 30, 2024
- Sherridon Homes Gala Parade on Easter Sunday March 31, 2024
Our parades are a traditional family favourite for many local and visitors alike, and the absolute highlight of the festival. Sweeping through city streets bringing colour, dance, movement and music to all. The theme for our 2024 parades will be 'Chinese New Year of the Dragon'.
The parade route follows View Street, Pall Mall, McCrae Street, Chapel Street and Bridge Street.
Be a part of the magic! It’s a fantastic opportunity for community groups to express their artistic talent and culture and be seen by tens of thousands of people who line the parade route each year.
Applications for parade entries will open on Monday October 2, 2023.
Parade entry information session
To find out more about the requirements and logistics of entering one (or both) of our parades, please join us at the upcoming information session:
- 7pm - 8pm
- Thursday October 5, 2023
- Bendigo Bank Theatre Room, The Capital
50 View Street, Bendigo