Zinda Festival is a week-long celebration of the multicultural music, food and art that make Bendigo a great place to live. This year it will run from March 16th to March 22nd to coincide with Cultural Diversity Week. Building on the success of the Bendigo Festival of Cultures, this year we are re-launching the festival as “Zinda Festival”. Zinda means alive and lively in a number of languages- Dari, Bengali, Farsi, Hindi, Hazaraghi and Urdu. It is therefore a truly multicultural name for our multicultural festival.

Zinda Festival includes a number of events focused on music, dance, food and visual arts as well as workshops exploring themes of cultural diversity.

Thursday 14 March – Sunday 24 March