White Night will be returning to Bendigo next year under a new rotating regional format for the arts festival.
The state government has announced a different regional city will host the event each year, starting with Ballarat in 2019 while Geelong will follow Bendigo in 2021.
More than 60,000 people attended Bendigo's first White Night in September last year.
"We have certainly been pushing for it after the success of last year," City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Margaret O'Rourke said. "We do it really well here in Bendigo so we're excited to see what 2020 will bring."
The state government is yet to confirm a date for White Night Bendigo.
"We've just been told so we will start working with Visit Victoria to find a suitable time," Cr O'Rourke said.
"But it really does depend on the calendar. We have something on every weekend in Bendigo so we don't want it to clash with other local events.
"We want to make sure we get the best outcome for our local events and businesses."
White Night Bendigo featured more than 50 projections, installations, performances, exhibitions and music in the streets, laneways, parks and landmark buildings of the Bendigo's CBD.
"It's a fantastic result to have White Night back again because we all thought it might not return so soon," Be. Bendigo chief executive Dennis Bice said.
"The response last year was tremendous and it took us all by surprise in terms of how many people attended.
"But I don't know if enough businesses made the most of the large crowds so we'd certainly be encouraging a lot more businesses to open during the event and take advantage."
Bendigo Motel Association vice president Charlie Loftus said the group was "really pleased" that White Night would be returning to Bendigo in 2020.
"I think it's a wonderful event that council and tourism do for Bendigo," Mr Loftus said. "It definitely made a huge impact on the local economy last year and we're expecting the same or even better next year."
There had been some uncertainty the event would return to Bendigo.
Bendigo tourism and major events manager Terry Karamaloudis said earlier this year the city hoped to expand the White Night precinct if it was lucky enough to host a second event.
"We're excited to be bringing the White Night experience back to regional Victoria, taking this exciting experience right across the state and encouraging visitors to our fantastic regional centres," Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said.
White Night Melbourne has also been revamped for this year with the event to now run across three nights in August.
The event had previously been held in February.
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