Bendigo Easter Festival launches new look program

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With Easter fast approaching the Hazeldene’s Bendigo Easter Festival has unveiled a new pocket sized program for this year’s festival which takes place from April 14 to 17.

Bendigo Easter Festival Reference Group Chair Cr Rod Fyffe said the handy new program has been designed to easily fit into a pocket and is a great way to plan Easter in Bendigo with family and friends.

“With so much to see and do the 2017 festival program is packed with a range of old festival favourites along with some exciting new activities and entertainment,” Cr Fyffe said.

“Many locals will have family and friends visiting this Easter so it’s a great way to plan out how to keep them entertained over the long weekend.

“This year we are pleased to welcome Red Energy who have sponsored the family entertainment and activities on Good Friday.”

New this year is Garden Safari in the Fernery and a multi-age creative building activity in Rosalind Park called Green Hat Workshop.  There is also the amazing House of Mirrors installation featuring a maze of seemingly endless mirrors presented by the Bendigo Art Gallery in Rosalind Park.  In addition Discovery will present the Discovery @ Easter marquee featuring a range of great activities on Good Friday.

Around the World a fantastic showcase of art, craft and dance highlighting the traditions and cultures of the Bendigo community and the Goldfields Library Storytelling Craft Tree will also be back by popular demand.

These are just some of the new entertainment on offer this Easter and are in addition to the Festival’s regular favourite parades, fireworks and other activities taking place on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and Sunday.

This year the excitement of the Bendigo TAFE Carnival Central will return to the streets of the central business district.   Mundy Street, between Lyttleton Terrace and McCrae Street is set to come alive with the thrill of fun rides and sideshow attractions.

The program also lists all of the community events that are happening over the entire Easter long weekend including the Rotary Art and Craft Market, Bendigo Bonsai Club Easter Exhibition, Bendigo Easter Antique Fair, Bendigo Model Railroaders Exhibition, Bendigo Textile Artists Secret Garden Exhibition, Easter Book Sale, Rotary Art Show and more.

“Bendigo is the place to be this Easter so collect a copy of the program from the Bendigo Visitor Centre and City of Greater Bendigo offices or online at   and enjoy everything on offer.”

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