Parramatta Events

Located to the west of the city, Parramatta also known as Parra, is Sydney’s second CBD (Central Business District) and boasts a wide range of venues, many sites of historical significance and a multitude of restaurants with food from all over the world.

Parramatta is home to many great sporting teams and Parramatta stadium is a great place to catch a rugby league or soccer game, and Parramatta Park plays host to a variety of outdoor events year round.

Head to Parramatta for some of Sydney’s most vibrant festivals. The Sydney Festival takes place in both the city and Parramatta, with free activities and events throughout the laneways of Parra. There are some great cultural, film and of course, food festivals to check out year round, as well as outdoor festivals and events in Parramatta Park. The Riverside Theatre has a great program of theatre, music and comedy, and you can see fierce sporting contests taking place at the Parramatta Stadium. While in the area, don’t miss Elizabeth House; it’s the oldest surviving European building in Australia.

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  1. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 26 February 2017, Parramatta

    The Connections exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum continues the Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed...

    27 Oct -26Feb
  2. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 14 May 2017, Parramatta

    Hambledon Cottage, a colonial Georgian cottage built for John Macarthur in 1824, is a house museum where visitors, young and old, can experience the 19th century lifestyle. Temporary exhibitions are mounted in the...

    27 Oct -14May
  3. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 28 October to Friday 28 April 2017, Parramatta

    Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers.Come early and...

    28 Oct -28Apr
  4. A Day at the Dairy

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Parramatta

    The Day at the Dairy pays tribute to the history of one of Australia's very oldest buildings with a range of artisan dairy-themed food and drink stalls, including craft beer, butter from Pepe Saya, ice-cream from...

    29 Oct
  5. Derby Day

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Parramatta

    Derby Day is suited to a social-seeking and on-trend crowd, with many embracing the tradition of black and white fashion.On the track - an exhilarating program of live racing and all the action from...

    29 Oct
  6. Parramatta Day

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Parramatta

    Pack your picnic rug and celebrate Parramatta’s birthday at Parramatta Day. With live music, the Parravision talent comp, a delicious array of food at the Farmers Market, local community stalls and plenty of...

    29 Oct
  7. The Dreamers Market

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Parramatta

    This is not your average market. The Dreamers Market thrives on artisan works handmade in Australia. Stallholders are carefully chosen to ensure the philosophy of Australian handmade is upheld.You...

    29 Oct
  8. SciFi Film Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2016, Parramatta

    The second SciFi Film Festival is again celebrating all things of the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, including family friendly events...

    Oct 2016
  9. Parramatta Eat Street Vibes

    Saturday 5 November 2016, Parramatta

    Relish in the sights, sounds and colours of spring with Parramatta’s Eat Street Vibes' Saturday Series.Whet your appetite with delicious taster plates from local Eat Street restaurants; listen to live music,...

    05 Nov
  10. Girls Day Out

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Parramatta

    Girls Day Out, otherwise known as "Australian Biggest Hen's Party" is the perfect reason to gather your closest girlfriends to celebrate! Whether it’s a birthday, a hen’s do, or just a cheeky get-together, there is no...

    12 Nov
  11. Loy Krathong

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Parramatta

    The Parramatta River foreshore comes alive with light, colour and energy for the Loy Krathong Thai Festival.Festivities include traditional Thai demonstrations, exhibitions of delicate crafts and photo...

    12 Nov
  12. Sydney Santa Spectacular

    Friday 9 December to Tuesday 27 December 2016, Parramatta

    Together with Santa and his working elves, they bring you a huge announcement!Through December a large area of Rosehill Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground rides,...

    09 Dec -27Dec
  13. New Year's Eve in Parramatta

    Event dates to be confirmed: December 2016, Parramatta

    Bring your picnic rug and settle in for an evening of family-friendly entertainment and spectacular fireworks as Parramatta hosts one of Sydney's largest New...

    Dec 2016
  14. Australia Day Parramatta

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2017, Parramatta

    Head to Parramatta Park on Australia Day - there is so much to enjoy!Aerial, from 6am to 11am, is Sydney's biggest hot air balloon display,...

    Jan 2017
  15. Parramatta Lunar New Year

    Friday 3 February 2017, Parramatta

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities.Feast on dumplings or Asian street food from Tsuru and Mama Linh's, try delicious treats from dessert experts...

    03 Feb
  16. Tropfest Australia

    Saturday 11 February to Tuesday 14 February 2017, Parramatta

    Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is a free, outdoor event, and in 2017, celebrating it's 25th anniversary! Set in Sydney's beautiful Parramatta Park, a summer calendar would be naked...

    11 Feb -14Feb
  17. Parramasala

    Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, Parramatta

    Parramasala is a spicy celebration of cultures in Prince Alfred Square Parramatta and Harris Park.The celebration includes India Tourism Pavilion and Chai Tea Stall, Friday Night Street Parade and Colombian...

    10 Mar -12Mar
  18. NSW Caravan, Camping and Holiday Supershow

    Tuesday 25 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Supershow is on for six days and there's no better place to check out everything that's new in the caravan and camping industry, pick up some great show specials or speak to expert exhibitors who are on hand to...

    25 Apr -30Apr
  19. Cracker Night 2016 - Riverside Theatre

    Wednesday 26 April 2017, Parramatta

    It's quite simply Sydney's biggest night of comedy! Featuring a dazzling line up of the biggest and best Australian legends, international stars, and next big things of comedy, Sydney Comedy Festival's Cracker Night...

    26 Apr

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