What's on in the Bendigo region | Week of April 14, 2018

Have you planned out your weekend yet? Need some inspiration? Check out these six events that are happening in our region this week.

FUN TIMES: Gemma and Mitchell Elliott play on the Hargreaves Mall playground, Fun Loong, 2015. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

FUN TIMES: Gemma and Mitchell Elliott play on the Hargreaves Mall playground, Fun Loong, 2015. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Fun Loong's 5th Birthday

This Saturday will be filled with fun and celebration for Fun Loong's 5th birthday.

The day includes various free entertainment and kids activities. The day will feature Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Bong Bong Hat band, inflatable slide, Tooko Wildlife displays and lots more.

Head down to the mall and enjoy the day out. For more, phone the City of Greater Bendigo on 5434 6000.

Where:  Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo

When: 10.30am-3.30pm, Saturday, April 14

Wigglebutt Catch Up

If you own a Cocker Spaniel, you'll definitely enjoy the the Harcourt Dog Park this Saturday.

Hosted by Central Victoria Cocker Spaniels, lovers of these dogs can talk, share tips and enjoy watching their dogs play.

There will also be stylish bandana's on sale.

The group will meet in the smaller enclosed area at 11am.  

Where: Harcourt Dog Park, Crook Street, Strathdale.

When: From 11am, Saturday, April 14.

WIZARD OF OZ: Scarecrow's from previous years of the Lockington Scarecrow Competition and Display. Picture: SUPPLIED.

WIZARD OF OZ: Scarecrow's from previous years of the Lockington Scarecrow Competition and Display. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Scarecrow Competition

Have a bit of fun and let your imagination run wild with entries open for the Lockington Scarecrow Competition and Display.

Choose a category and enter your amazing creation. Winners will be announced April 21, with hundreds of dollars in "Locky" vouchers to be won. 

The Scarecrow's will be on display during the Vintage Rally weekend.

For more information, phone Deidre Madill on 0499 170 329 or email nhldbc@gmail.com

Where: Lockington & District Heritage Complex Inc., 2-10 Market Street, Lockington.

When: 10am-4pm Saturday, April 14.

Singing the Blues

If good music and local history take your fancy, then you'll enjoy the Bendigo Blues Tram.

Featuring great local talents, Emilee South and Jarrod Shaws, you can relax and take in the up close and personal experience.

The tram's trip also includes a pit stop to Joss House. Sessions last approximately 2.5 hours with alcohol and nibbles provided. 

For more information and to book a spot, phone 1800 813 153 or visit www.bendigotourism.com

Where: Bendigo Tramways, 76 Violet Street.

When: From 2pm, Saturday, April 14.

FRESH PRODUCE: The Farmers' Market has been a local favourite for many years in Bendigo. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER

FRESH PRODUCE: The Farmers' Market has been a local favourite for many years in Bendigo. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER

Famers' Market

The annual Bendigo Farmers' Market is the best place to find the freshest food direct from the people who grow it. This means you have guaranteed quality with the foods you eat.

Enjoy a relaxed environment and have a chat to stallholders about their produce. Catch up with your friends and listen to the local musicians.

It's the perfect place for great food, a lovely time and supporting local farmers.  

Where: Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo.

When: 9am-1pm, Saturday, April 14.

Sculpture Exhibitions

Within the beauty of Mica Grange's open gardens is a sculpture exhibition.

The exhibition gives 15 local and interstate sculptors the chance to display their work in a garden setting.

The gardens also have morning teas, afternoon teas and lunch available.

For more information visit: www.micagrange.com.au

Phone: 5474 8262 or 0499 897 242 or email: micagrangegarden@gmail.com

Where: Mica Grange Gardens, 373 Faraday-Sutton Grange Road.

When: 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.

Do you have an event you'd like featured in our What's On section? We'd love to know. Email us at: astrid.michael@fairfaxmedia.com.au or phone us on 5434 4470.