2018 Bendigo Easter Festival program now available

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As the countdown to Easter begins, the 2018 Bendigo TAFE Bendigo Easter Festival program is now available in hard copy or online.

This year’s festival runs from March 30 to April 2 and features all the much loved parades, fireworks and other activities taking place on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Bendigo Easter Festival Reference Group Chair Cr Rod Fyffe said there was something for everybody to enjoy.

“There are lots of great activities for kids of all ages, teenagers and adults,” Cr Fyffe said.

“This year we have Kung Fu Panda live on stage on Saturday and the Vision Australia Easter Egg hunt will run on both Good Friday and Saturday, due to popular demand.

We will have Gecko Sports holding mini Commonwealth Games, the CFA children’s carnival and Farmer Darryl’s animal farm. The Goldfields Library Storytelling Tree will be back again and we will have lantern-making workshops in Rosalind Park.

“Carnival Central will return to the central business district, with Mundy Street (between Lyttleton Terrace and McCrae Street) set to come alive with rides and sideshow attractions.

“Then of course there will be the Laser Electrical Torchlight Lantern Procession and Fireworks on Saturday night and the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade on Sunday, which are always crowd favourites.

“Easter is a special time in Bendigo and the Easter Festival is synonymous with all the best Bendigo has to offer. We hope our community enjoys the 148th Bendigo Easter Festival.”

Other special events happening during the festival include the Bull St Music Festival, Emerge Cultural Hub, the Rotary Art and Craft Market, the Freedom of Entry parade by the Australian Defence Force and much more. The full program lists all of the community events that are happening over the entire Easter long weekend.

Bendigo TAFE Chief Executive Officer Trevor Schwenke said Bendigo TAFE was proud to sponsor the 2018 Bendigo Easter Festival.

“The festival, like Bendigo TAFE, has a community history spanning more than 145 years.”

The program is available from the Bendigo Visitor Centre, City of Greater Bendigo offices or online at www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au


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