The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the Garden Club, penny farthing bicycles to occasional political statements.
Afterwards there is much merriment in the shopping areas of the village with an egg tossing competition, and all cafes and restaurants are open for business.
The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration. The Festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside those by national and international artists.
Only a short drive from several of our beautiful BnB’s Taradale yet again celebrates with their Mineral Springs Festival.
Something for everyone including handcrafted local wines, produce including olives, oils, preserves, puddings and more. Multi-cultural food stalls and an Aussie BBQ.
Entertainment all day for young and old including African drumming workshops, acoustic, Indonesian, Cuban and SKA>
Enjoy a range of children's activities including jumping castles and face painting.
BYO picnic blanket and basket to fill.
This years La Primavera festival will be an intimate affair that continues Lavandula’s tradition of celebrating the Swiss Italian history and influence of the area.
This year highlights the region's health-giving underground mineral waters and the dedicated healing practitioners that are so important to the Hepburn Shire.
Make a date with one or more of the region's best healing practitioners who'll be available to help you relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate. Explore the original 1850s stone farmhouse for an in depth tour conducted by the original descendants. Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and deeply breathe in the clean, country air and take in wide views of the grounds and beyond. It is a day for the whole family to come together and celebrate the birth of spring.