At least 30 major events will take place in Greater Bendigo next year, giving a much-needed boost to the local tourism sector.
The City of Greater Bendigo has confirmed the Lost Trades Fair and Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will be among a raft of other sporting events scheduled for 2021.
Bendigo’s Tourism and Major Events Manager Terry Karamaloudis said all the events will have COVID Safe Plans in place.
“The City has an outstanding reputation with event owners and associations around the nation, as well as excellent infrastructure, which has resulted in event owners wanting to return to Greater Bendigo,” he said.
“We have continued to seek out, negotiate, influence and bid for major events throughout COVID-19 restrictions.
“There are several more events we expect to be able to confirm over the coming months to add to the calendar of events for 2021 and 2022.”