Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade

Arrive early to gain a vantage spot to experience this festival tradition filled with colour, action and sounds from our community.

Local sporting clubs, schools, marching bands, cultural and performance groups, charities and businesses create unique parade entries that promote and showcase their organisation. 

The parade concludes with the iconic Chinese display from the Bendigo Chinese Association; where you'll witness the amazing Sun Loong, the world's longest imperial Chinese dragon, weave through Bendigo's historic and beautiful streetscapes for the very last time. This year he will be joined by new dragon Dai Gum Loong in his first parade appearance.  

The Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade is the epitome of the Bendigo Easter Festival and you don't want to miss it! 

Parade route: View Street, Pall Mall, McCrae Street and Bridge Street

Upcoming dates and times



Parade Route


Free Event