Summer in the Parks 2023-2024 kicks off!

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, it’s once again time for Bendigo’s Summer in the Parks program which runs from December to February.

The program is supported by the City of Greater Bendigo, Fosterville Gold Mine, and local community groups, bringing an array of events and activities to all parts of our vibrant region. This year is no exception, with a calendar chock-full of fun set to make it the ultimate Summer!

Kickstarting the season in style is the much-awaited Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, 1 December. This free event is the perfect way to bring in the festive season with family and friends while enjoying live entertainment, food stalls, and much more. Get there early to secure a good spot and see the tree come to life.

But wait, the fun doesn't stop here. The Summer in the Parks program has so much more in store! From live music to outdoor cinema nights, there's something for everyone. 

Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of the upcoming events: 

Saturday 2 DecCommunity Christmas Festival5pm - 8pmGarden for the Future, White Hills Click here
Saturday 9 Dec
Lifely - Disability Awareness 40th Birthday Event 
10am - 2pm
Garden for the Future and Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills
Click here
Sunday 10 Dec
School Showcase Concert
11am - 4pm
Rosalind Park, Bendigo
Click here
Wednesday 13 Dec
Come and Try Basketball Clinic
6pm - 8pmKen Wust Reserve, Hamlet Street, Quarry Hill
Click here
Sunday 17 Dec
Rotary Club of Bendigo Carols by Candelight 
6.30pm - 10.30pmRosalind Park, Bendigo
Click here
Thursday 21 Dec
Community Farmers Market ‘Christmas Market’
4pm - 7.30pmDai Gum San, Bendigo
Click here
Friday 31 Dec
New Year's Eve early fireworks9.15pmQueen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo
Click here
Friday 31 Dec
New Year's Eve midnight fireworks
MidnightQueen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo
Click here

To ensure you don't miss out on these exciting events, visit the Bendigo Summer in the Parks website and explore the full program - CLICK HERE.

Let's soak up the summer vibes and make the most of this wonderful time of the year!

image credit: Bendigo Summer in the Parks Facebook page