Bendigo Easter Festival 2013

FIND out what's on and when during the four-day Bendigo Easter Festival below.

Good Friday

Vision Australia Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Rosalind Park.

When: From 9am.

How much: $10 all age group.

More info: If you haven't already brought a ticket from the Vision Australia offices in McIvor Road some will be available from 8am on the day.

Hunt times

3 and under: 9am, 9.20am, 11am, 11.20am, 1pm, 2.20pm.

4-5 years: 9.40am, 10am, 11.40am, noon, 1.20pm, 2.40pm.

6-8 years: 10.20am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, 3pm.

9-12 years: 10.40am, 12.40pm, 2pm.

Hazeldene's Family Day

Where: Rosalind Park - entry via View Street.

When: 10am-5pm.

More info: Features interactive show The Music Box, African drumming lessons, Easter bunnies, Mojo the magician and Polly-Ester painter.

Plus, don't miss Carnival Central at the Tom Flood Sports Centre in Park Road, a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm and a twilight movie session at 8.30pm where Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted will be screened.

For even more events around Bendigo see the full Easter Festival Program here plus download our CBD map below.

Easter Saturday

Kidzone

Where: Rosalind Park - Entry via View Street.

When: 10am-5pm.

More info: Features The Smurfs, roving entertainment, pacific smiles dental toothbrush, farmer Darryl's animal farm, fusion family games and Bendigo Easter labyrinth.

Chinese Spring Festival

Where: Dai Gum San Chinese precinct.

When: 10am-noon.

Awakening of the Dragon

Where: Dai Gum San Chinese precinct.

When: 2-3.30pm.

The Fire Services Commissioner/ CFA Torchlight Procession

Where: CBD.

When: From 7.30pm.

More info: The procession will start in Lyttleton Terrace, continue into Queen Street, Mitchell Street and Pall Mall before finishing in Chapel Street.

For even more events around Bendigo see the full Easter Festival Program here.

Easter Sunday

Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade

Where: CBD.

When: From 1pm.

More info: Featuring floats from Bendigo Tramways, Goornong Rural Fire Brigade, Volks Club Bendigo and many more the parade will start in Lyttleton Terrace, continue into Queen Street, Mitchell Street, Pall Mall and Chapel Street before ending in Bridge Street. This year's theme is Embrace Your Senses.

Kidzone

Where: Rosalind Park - Entry via View Street.

When: 10am-5pm.

More info: Features The Smurfs, roving entertainment, pacific smiles dental toothbrush, farmer Darryl's animal farm, fusion family games and Bendigo Easter labyrinth.

Bull Street Live Music Fiesta

Where: Bull Street, Bendigo.

When: 2-9pm.

How much: Free.

More info: Features Steve Saxton from 2pm, Tee Jam from 3pm, Adrenalin from 4pm, Colin from 5pm, Regular Joes from 6pm, Well Hungarians from 7pm before the finale of the Australia KISS show from 8pm.

For even more events around Bendigo see the full Easter Festival Program here.

Easter Monday

Bendigo Easter Antique Fair

Where: Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre - Browning Street.

When: 10am-4pm.

How much: Adults $8, pensioners $7, 14 and under free if accompanied by an adult.

More info: About 34 visiting dealers feature in Australia's second largest country antique fair.

Rotary Easter Art Show

Where: Bendigo Town Hall - Hargreaves Street.

When: 9am-4pm.

How much: Adults $5, children free.

For even more events around Bendigo see the full Easter Festival Program here.

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