Easter program essential

ORGANISERS and sponsors of the 2014 Bendigo Easter Festival are encouraging everyone coming along to pick up their copy of the festival program.

No one should miss out on any of the action on offer at the festival with 24,000 programs printed.

About 17,000 of the programs are included in today's Bendigo Advertiser while people can also pick up a copy from the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre.

If you can't get into town the program is also available for download from www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au

This year's festival runs from April 18 to 21.

The Gala Parade and Torchlight Procession are sure to be popular highlights for festival goers, especially with the new parade route that now starts in View Street.

The Gala Parade showcases the spectacular colour and tradition of the Bendigo community including a historic display from the Bendigo Chinese Association.

The Torchlight Procession starts at 8pm and is a chance for the public to thank the community's emergency services.

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