While some events are coming back within our region, there may still be cancellations and time changes due to COVID-19 and health restrictions.
It is always best to check with your local councils and shires about the rules for attending events in your area.
Click here to read about Bendigo’s COVID-19 updates.
If you have an event you would like included in our What’s On, please contact us on one of the below:
- Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have a chat with us on: 5434 4470
- Or Facebook message us here
Bike Bendigo’s Community rides are back.
Join in on one of the group’s favourite rides from Rosalind Park to the White Hills Botanic Gardens and back, along the Bendigo Creek trail.
This journey is a flat ride of 10.6km (return) and there will be a chance to have a break at the Botanic Gardens (feel free to bring a snack).
Please register here.
Where: From Rosalind Park, Bendigo to White Hills Botanic Gardens.
When: Sunday, June 14, from 10am.
Learn fly casting skills or brush up on your knowledge in this session hosted by the Bendigo and District Fly Fishers.
Meet the fellow club members, make new friends and learn a new skill at this event. COVID-19 social distancing rules are in place and if you are unwell, please do not attend.
For more information, click here.
Where: Brennan Park Swimming Pool, Houlahan Street, Kennington.
When: Saturday, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH CLASS
Hosted by Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, these online intermediate English classes are conversation-focused classes for anyone in the Greater Bendigo region wishing to increase their English language skills.
You will need a computer or tablet to join in these classes.
If you, or someone you know, would like to join in, please email Robyn Matthews at: email@example.com or phone 5441 6644.
Where: Online event, register via email.
When: Friday, June 19, 3pm to 4.30pm.
HOT AND STEAMY COMPOST
Hosted by Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine, this event will help you to learn how to make quality hot compost.
Joel Meadows will take you through the essential elements of hot compost making, the best ingredients and much, much more.
This workshop is for all compost makers, from beginners to those more experienced.
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Online event, register via email.
When: Sunday, 10.30am to noon.
If you’re aged 12 – 25 years, there is an opportunity for you to sign up to a free online yoga workshop.
This event, hosted by Mount Alexander Shire’s Mondo Lounge will help stretch out your body and mind, creating a sense of calm and focus.
These workshops are held over multiple sessions, but you do not need to attend each session. Build a healthier heart and create your own happiness.
All sessions are hosted via Zoom. To sign up, please contact Jodie at email@example.com or phone/text 0429 421 214.
Where: Online event – via Zoom, hosted by Mondo Lounge.
When: Wednesdays, June 10, 17 and 24, from 3.45pm.
Hosted by Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth’s Freeza Committee, this free trivia tournament will have you guessing the afternoon away.
Participants will be quizzed on a variety of topics including pop culture, music, history, language and much more.
First prize wins $100.
You will need a computer or laptop as well as a mobile device to use as a gamepad.
To book, please click here.
For more information, phone 0429 421 214.
Where: Online event, via Kahoot and Zoom.
When: Saturday, 4.30pm to 6pm.
COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET
The Bendigo Farmers’ Market is back at a new location but with the same, favourite local producers and produce.
There will be all the fresh fruit and vegetables, preserves, eggs, cheese, wine, bread, olives, beer and cider that you could ask for.
Enjoy the community atmosphere and shopping local.
Weekly market will still be held at the Good Loaf Bendigo.
Where: Bendigo Pony Club, corner Breen Street and Belle Vue Road, entry via Breen Street.
When: Saturday, 9am to 1pm
CASTLEMAINE FARMERS’ MARKET
The Castlemaine Farmers weekly market is committed to supplying food from local producers to our community.
Spend your afternoon filling your reuseable bags with the freshest produce, jams, wines and more.
Catch up with the locals and have fun in Castlemaine.
To ensure the safety of all attendees, the market will be applying stringent health and safety practices and protocols.
Where: Western Oval, Forest Street, Castlemaine.
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
The ever-popular Maldon Market returns this weekend after their break for COVID-19 over April and May.
All the regular, favourite stallholders will be in attendance.
There will be local produce, handmade goods, gifts for all ages, great coffee and various foods for all to enjoy.
The Maldon Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, market dates and more information is available here.
Where: Fountain Street, Maldon.
When: Sunday, 9am to 1.30pm
WESLEY HILL MARKET
Located opposite the Albion Hotel, Castlemaine, this weekly market showcases the producers of local fruits and vegetables, as well as the makers of the handmade, quirky and cute items.
Purchase that perfect gift at this local market.
Free admission and parking.
Stall holders must book beforehand.
To book a stall or for information, please phone 0418 117 953.
Where: Corner of Duke Street (Pyrenees Highway) and Van Heurck Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. Opposite the Albion Hotel.
When: Saturday, 9am to 1pm.
Held nearly every Sunday, the Bendigo Prince of Wales Showgrounds Market is one of country Victoria’s largest weekly markets.
This market has a fun, family atmosphere, free admission and ample free parking.
There are various stalls which include hot and cold foods, plants, tools, soaps, clothing, gifts, homewares, toys, electronics, furniture, cosmetics and much more.
For more information or to book a site, phone 0407 094 805.
Where: The Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, June 14, 8.30am – 2pm.
‘STUDIO’ AND ‘RECONNECTIONS’
Falkner Gallery has reopened with two new exhibitions, ‘Studio’ – oil paintings by Juliana Hilton and ‘Reconnections’ – oil paintings by Trudi Harley.
The gallery also displays new works by many other artists. Note:
There are a number of precautions in place and only 20 people in the building at one time.
For more, phone 5470 5858.
Where: Falkner Gallery, Templeton Street, Castlemaine
When: Thursdays to Saturdays, until August 1.
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