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Every event you want to go to this Spring

Now that GoT is finished and the weather is finally getting warmer, it’s time to get off the couch and enjoy some of the must-dos in Bendigo this spring!

For the fashion enthusiasts 

You might know her as Edna Mode from The Incredibles, but Edith Head is one of the most celebrated Hollywood costume designers. She dressed the ever so elegant Princess Grace, fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood sweetheart Shirley Temple, just to name a few. Bendigo Art Gallery is bringing you an exclusive exhibition this spring - The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywoodopening September 29 and will be here till January 21. 

Want to frock up? Don’t miss the Jayco Bendigo Cup on November 1 where a fascinator accompanied with champage is a must. 

Edith Head with five Academy Awards  Paramount Pictures CROPPED

 

For the wine fanatics

October is the month for you! If you enjoy great festival atmosphere, Heathcote Wine and Food Festival (October 7 – 8) is the one for you. Be the first to try new release wines from the Heathcote region in a Shiraz heaven country! 

Wanting something with heritage on the side? Bendigo Uncorked Week (October 6 – 15) is just what you need. Bendigo Winegrowers are bringing you a week-long celebration of Bendigo fine wine, inspired local food and grand gold rush architecture. From all-time favourites Bendigo Heritage Uncorked and Heritage After Dark, to a laneway Fiesta, underground dinner and a pop up wine shop. 

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked at Ulumbarra

 

For the music fans

Bendigo will be buzzing with Blues and Roots performances and workshops during the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival (November 9 - 12). There will be more than 100 artists performing across more than 30 venues over four days, including the popular Blues Trams and very secretive Bendigo Beer Pop Up laneway parties.

Are you a massive fan of Australian rock? Jimmy Barnes, along with Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton, and Taxiride will be performing at Rocks in the Vines on November 4 at the stunning Sutton Grange winery. It’s going to be glorious! 

Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival

 

For the healthy minds

What if I told you there is a festival which is animal friendly and promotes healthy lifestyle and diet? Plus yoga and food demonstrations are on the table. Vegecarien Festival on October 7 is a food festival with a difference and I promise you will love it. 

Are you looking for a challenge? Want to experience Bendigo’s grand heritage streetscapes by foot? Whatever reason we can help! The Bendigo Bank Fun Run (November 5) is a great event which raises money for the local hospital and is the one you should lock in this Spring. 

Pet Friendly Vegecarien Festival

There are plenty more events on during Spring, see our full events calendar here

 

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