April - June events in Bendigo 2016

Bendigo Trips and Tours



Bendigo has a vibrant and contemporary regional centre and apart from it’s beautiful streets it has a happening cultural and events scene.


Each visitor can take away a little of the gold mining past with them when they leave when the region was definitely in a Boom Town period.

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition

Bendigo Art Gallery March 5th - July 10th


Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in history. She transformed herself from ordinary girl next door, Norma Jean Baker into a glamorous and universally-recognised screen goddess.


This comprehensive exhibition brings together authentic artefacts, clothing and other objects belonging to, or worn by Marilyn. There are more than 20 original film costumes from films such as; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry A Millionaire and Love Nest.

Groovin the Moo

Bendigo Showgrounds April 30th


A great night of modern live music festival in the open air. Bands headlined to attend; Alison Wonderland, Boo Seeka, Boy & Bear, British India, Danny Brown, Golden Features, Harts,  Ms Mr, The Rubens and Twenty One Pilots.


This year the lineup has a very international feel to it including top Australian artists together with stars from the USA and abroad.

Vesak Festival of Light

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion May 28th


Firstly visitors can join a guided tour of the Great Stupa and the Peace Park, buy a unique jade gift and enjoy delicious vegetarian cuisine throughout the day.


On the day everybody is invited to view the large collection of relics, bathe a baby Buddha statue, participate in a meditation session or a lantern making workshop.


There will be sensational cultural performances including Chinese lion and dragon dancing on the terraces of the Stupa and later a spectacular fireworks display to enjoy the evening.

Heathcote On Show

Heathcote June 11th-13th


Experience and explore the wonderful Heathcote Region when artisan winemakers, chefs, brewers and musicians bring together a fabulous cultural event. Enjoy exclusive tastings, new releases, music, gourmet food, community activities all across the Heathcote region.


Well known as one of Australia’s wine icons, the Heathcote region is now famous in producing premium shiraz. It still has 25 wineries and 70 vineyards, as well as premium shiraz the famous ancient red Cambrian soils of Heathcote produce outstanding examples of; Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Viognier.

Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

Bendigo Stadium June 29th - July 5th


The Australian Goldfields Open will be played will be played in Bendigo providing an outstanding opportunity to see top sporting action in regional Victoria.


The field will consist of the top 16 seeded players plus 16 qualifiers, with the lowest two qualifiers playing two Australian Wild Card entrants.


Among the performers will be the current world number one, Mark Selby, four-time World Champion John Higgins, Shaun Murphy who was the runner up to Bingham in the final of the World Championship.


Along with current World Champion Stuart Bingham, former Goldfields Open champions Marco Fu and defending champion, Judd Trump are all vying for a second title.


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