ILLUMIN8 2021 held at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion has finally been announced!

It’s a little different to previous years but we know you’re still going to love it.

Tickets will be limited so be quick to purchase when they are available to buy. This will be announced soon.

We are excited to bring back one of our favorite festivals and we hope to have you there too.

Thank you to everyone for supporting us.




ILLUMIN8 celebrates peace and harmony inspired by Buddha’s life. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha according to the Tibetan festival of Saga Dawa. It is a family friendly event with light installations, cultural performances, food stalls and family entertainment.


Immerse yourself in all the experiences the festival has to offer. Wander the Peace Park and interact with different light sculptures, be amazed by the performers, take a selfie with the Stupa, enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan food, join in on Buddhist ceremonies and purge your negative emotions in Burning the Bad.


Make sure you’re following the Facebook event for exciting announcements!


5th June 2021


5:30pm – 7:30pm


Adult – $10 (15yrs+)
Child – $5 (5yrs – 14yrs)
Children Under 5 – Free


The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion


Bendigo, Australia

Getting There:

ILLUMIN8 takes place at 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, Victoria.


Car parking will be available on site.


Disability parking will be available to anyone with mobility issues.


Trains will be running on their regular schedule to the Bendigo Train Station over the weekend. Please visit for more information and scheduling.  




ILLUMIN8 2021 will have a choice of vegetarian and vegan options on the night.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor please visit the vendor page.


ILLUMIN8 aims to create a community event that welcomes all people to be part of the day. The Great Stupa offers accessibility throughout the site, including clear internal and external signage, clear paths, accessible bathroom facilities with sign-posted directions and slip resistant floor and ground surfaces. On the day there will be accessible carparks.

Major Sponsors: