Our iconic ILLUMIN8: Festival of Light and Peace is happening on Saturday 18 May 2024!

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.

Tickets on sale now!
This is a limited ticketed event so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Click the link below to purchase your tickets!


18th May 2024


4:00pm – 8:00pm



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.  

Public Transport is not available to the Great Stupa. To get to the event, either taxi or ride share services can be used.




ILLUMIN8 2024 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.

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