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. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 7 July 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...

    07 Jul -14May
  2. Burramatta NAIDOC

    Sunday 10 July 2016, Parramatta

    Come along and celebrate the songlines – The living narrative of this nation.
    Immerse yourself in a cultural experience including live music from Mi-Kaisha, hop-hop artist Radical Son,...

    10 Jul
  3. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 1 July 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...

    01 Jul -28Apr
  4. How to discover your local history: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Wednesday 20 July to Wednesday 16 November 2016, Parramatta

    Parramatta and District Historical Society have a general meeting and evening of historical enquiry on the third Wednesday of the month, from February to November. Parking is available in the...

    20 Jul -16Nov
  5. Learn to Love Lightroom Workshop

    Saturday 25 June to Sunday 26 June 2016, Parramatta

    This workshop will teach you everything about lightroom - how to import and sort your photos, editing plus exporting your photos for printing or facebook.
    Wanna learn more? Come along for...

    25 Jun -26Jun
  6. Parramatta Winterlight

    Thursday 30 June to Sunday 17 July 2016, Parramatta

    Glide into a wintery dreamland at Parramatta Winterlight and get your skates on at the Smooth FM Ice Rink, Sydney’s biggest open-air rink, and discover a wonderful world of winter fun!
    Now...

    30 Jun -17Jul
  7. Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair

    Saturday 2 July to Sunday 3 July 2016, Parramatta

    At Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair, enter a world of chivalry and honour. You can watch the combats and cheer for your favourite knights. Have a go at ‘Knights’ school’ or ‘medieval archery’. Come...

    02 Jul -03Jul
  8. Learn Your History Saturday: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Saturday 2 July to Saturday 5 November 2016, Parramatta

    Come along to hear guest speakers give illustrated talks on Family History subjects. The exploration of your family history through internet, journals and reference folios are available at the...

    02 Jul -05Nov

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