Whether dragons or market-browsing are your taste, Bendigo's Easter Festival will cater for you.
President of the Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst Graeme Lynas said the Easter weekend was a cooperative effort, where everyone works together to make Bendigo a good place to visit.
The club runs the annual art and craft market, which will boast everything from art, to craft, to icecream, coffee and entertainment.
Stalls will stretch along Park Road, jam-packed all the way from Bridge Street to Gaol Road.
"Historically it's the tradition of the dragon and the significance of the Chinese community towards the development of Bendigo, but also an opportunity to showcase all of the activities going on in Bendigo," he said.
"It's just a great time for people to be able to come and have fun, meet with their friends, meet with their families, and be in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere."
Bendigo's new dragon Dai Gum Loong will make his Easter debut during the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade.
It will be the final time Golden Dragon Sun Loong marches.
The city will awaken dragons Loong, Sun Loong and Yar Loong on Easter Saturday with a dance and 100,000 fire crackers.
They will meet new dragon Dai Gum Loong at Alexandra Fountain on Easter Sunday.
Activities will take place throughout Bendigo over the weekend.
Musicians and performers will keep crowds entertained on the main stage in Rosalind Park, while the city will boast everything from a historic vehicle display, to art shows and an Easter book fair.
Book fair book-coordinator Phil Byrne said the Y Service Club volunteers might have an average age of about 84, but they get a thrill from raising money for local charities.
The club has thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, records and puzzles for sale.
With two book drives and Christmas tree sales, he'd estimate the the club donated about $50,000-$60,000 each year.
And for superhero-keen kids the PJ Masks team will make an appearance at the festival.
These pyjama-clad heroes will teach kids how to foil villains during their dreams.
For more information about events, visit: bendigoeasterfestival.org.au
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