The Bright Autumn Festival heats up this weekend with its grand parade
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02.05.2024

The Bright Autumn Festival heats up this weekend with its grand parade

Words by Staff Writer

The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country.

Bright and the surrounding districts are blessed with the perfect climate for magnificent autumn colours.

The Bright Autumn Festival

  • The 2024 dates run until Sunday 5th May 2024
  • The highlight is the Gala Weekend
  • There’ll be a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 4th May

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The 2024 dates are Friday 26th April through Sunday 5th May 2024. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 4th May 2024. Other key events of the festival are the Wandi Nut Festival, the Open Gardens, Historical Tours and the Autumn Art Exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery.

The Bright Autumn Festival has been running since 1962 making it one of the oldest continuous running festival in Australia. In 1962, Bright celebrated its Centenary and the town organised various activities to mark the occasion.These included an art and photographic exhibition, visits to places of local interest and a Gala Day street parade.

Since that time, Bright has continues to celebrate each Autumn. The Art Exhibition has become very well known and is the largest exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery. The Gala Day Parade continues to be one of the highlights of the festival.