More than 50,000 tulips will bloom in Bendigo as part of vibrant wine, arts, music and food festival

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More than 50,000 tulips will bloom in Bendigo as part of vibrant wine, arts, music and food festival

Bloom is back for 2022, celebrating the very best of Bendigo throughout the three months of spring.

With winter well behind us and more warmer days on the horizon, The City of Greater Bendigo is once again set to flourish with its vibrant annual festival, Bendigo Bloom, celebrating Spring with a mixture of wine, heritage, arts and outdoor experiences.

Across the stunning goldrush region and Victoria’s Top Tourism Town from September to November, there will be a huge roster of events, festivals and experiences for visitors to immerse themselves in, including the tulip blossom, a stunning collection of over 50,000 tulips coming into full bloom.

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Spring in Bendigo is full of amazing colours, and Bendigo Bloom offers the perfect excuse for a spring getaway for regional Victorians and metro Melbournians who have been itching to explore this beautiful regional town.

A true highlight for the Bendigo region is White Night, which returns in September for the first time since 2018. For one night only, on Saturday, September 3, the much-loved overnight art party returns to beguile audiences in Bendigo, transforming the streets with immersive projections, interactive installations, live music and street food. Look out for a magical, golden, lion-like creature shimmering in crystal shards; projections splashed across Bendigo’s buildings; a Cabaret Tram with Art Simone; a Neon Dog Park, inflatable gum nut flowers and so much more. You can check out the full program here.

Later in September, one of the main attractions of Bloom is of course the tulips, which bloom from mid-September until early October. See a spectacular display of 50,000 tulips of varying colours and varieties planted throughout the Bendigo CBD including Alexandra Fountain, Rosalind Park, the Conservatory Gardens and more.


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While tulips aren’t for everyone, other key events include Djaara Lights, that will ignite daily. The stunning and immersive light show aims to bring land and culture back into the Bendigo region through the display of spectacular luminescent Aboriginal artwork creating a new Bendigo precinct with augmented reality experiences integrated throughout.

There will also be Bendigo Bloom letters sitting vibrantly in the Piazza (much like the Elvis version earlier this year); the famed ‘Uncorked’ week, a celebration of Bendigo’s wine region, featuring bold reds and Mediterranean-style vintages across a series of venues throughout the city; Open House Bendigo which showcases Bendigo’s heritage buildings and modern architecture and provides a public platform for celebrating quality and purposeful design in the City of Greater Bendigo; the Bendigo Agricultural Show, and the Vegecareian Festival which celebrates the coming together of friends, family and cultures.

There’s also the Heathcote Wine and Food festival, a live collaboration between one of Australia’s most distinguished performers Lior and an exciting emerging talent Domini Forster, the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, the Apiam Bendigo Cup, and the Bendigo Bloom Tram, plus heaps more.

As part of the festivities, a brand-new three-day music festival celebrating warmer days, good times and even better tunes will also take place in late November. Debuting at the very end of Spring, from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, ‘Almost Summer’ is bringing along a huge lineup of local artists and burgeoning and established acts from across the country to an outdoor pop-up event space outside the iconic Capital Theatre, in the heart of Bendigo’s View St Arts Precinct.

The entire Bloom Festival will be running from September through to November so there’s plenty of time to plan a visit. For more information head over to Bendigo Bloom here.