Our Bendigo Magazine events photographers will be around town covering these four fab events.
Firstly, all hail The King, because rock ‘n’ roll royalty has arrived. Elvis: Direct from Graceland opens at the Bendigo Art Gallery Saturday, March 19.
Elvis’s influence on music, design, art, and pop culture will be represented through photographs, fashion, memorabilia, and treasured items from the legend’s Graceland home. And yes, the famous jumpsuits that hugged those hips are here. Aloha!
Tickets available at www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
Down the hill in Rosalind Park find a family-friendly feature of the Bendigo Pride Festival. Pride in the Park is a free, fun, all-inclusive event from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 19.
Musicians, drag acts, face painting, games, and a dog show (squee!) all feature. Try out a Tai Chi class, juggling workshop, or your first drag performance in the Baby Drag event. Oh baby! Pack a picnic and hang out with your beautiful rainbow family.
More info on this and other Pride events at www.bendigopridefestival.com.au
Tan that hide at the Bendigo Jockey Club. We’re about to find a whole host of time-honoured crafts and traditions are alive and well-oiled at the Lost Trades Fair from 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20.
There’ll be live music, lovely local food and bevvies and a host of artisan demonstrations, from silversmithing to spoon making, lead lighting to basket weaving, chair making to yes, hide tanning! We weren’t joking.
Go to www.losttrades.info to find them.
Let the good times continue at the free Harmony Fair in the Hargreaves Mall from 11am to 2pm on Sunday, March 20.
This National Harmony Day and Cultural Diversity Week event brings together the many faces, food traditions, music, dance and art of multicultural Bendigo. What a truly wonderful, wonderful thing to celebrate.
We hope to see and snap you there.
Elvis Presley performing ‘If I Can Dream’ at the finale of the 1968 NBC television special, Singer Presents… Elvis, later known as the ‘Comeback Special’. Photograph: Fathom Events/CinEvents
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