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 25 August 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...

    25 Aug -26Feb
  2. 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
  3. Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow

    Tuesday 25 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow is the place to find all the latest and greatest caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, slide ons, fifth wheelers, camping equipment, tents, holiday park displays,...

    25 Apr -30Apr
  4. 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
  5. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 1 September 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...

    01 Sep -14May
  6. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 1 September 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...

    01 Sep -14May
  7. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 26 August 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...

    26 Aug -28Apr
  8. How to discover your local history: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Wednesday 21 September 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 grounds and street. There...

    21 Sep -16Nov
  9. Learn Your History Saturday: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Saturday 3 September 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 Society headquarters....

    03 Sep -05Nov
  10. How to find your Family History: Hambledon Cottage House Museum

    Tuesday 6 September to Tuesday 1 November 2016, Parramatta

    Family History research is conducted on Tuesday in Hambledon Cottage Coach House where a team of volunteers use the library of local history. Parramatta and District Historical Society supports a...

    06 Sep -01Nov
  11. The King’s Spring Festival and King’s Annual Art Show Weekend

    Monday 29 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    From carnival rides, cartoon characters, arts and crafts, an animal farm, gourmet food, market stalls, the Western Sydney Wanderers and the NSW Waratahs, to...

    29 Aug -30Aug
  12. De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Parramatta

    To kick off Sydney Spring Carnival, we are bringing the first Group One of the season, AUD1million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose, to Rosehill Gardens.This is the day where racing enthusiasts get their first...

    10 Sep
  13. Golden Pendant Day

    Saturday 24 September 2016, Parramatta

    Enjoy a blockbuster afternoon of entertainment and join racing fans to cheer on top quality thoroughbreds as they battle it out on the famous Western Sydney racecourse, Rosehill Gardens.The racing is...

    24 Sep
  14. Parramatta Lanes

    Tuesday 11 October to Friday 14 October 2016, Parramatta

    An eclectic mix of gourmet food, world music, live performances, cutting edge art and engaging talks will bring to life hidden spaces in Parramatta as part of the popular Parramatta Lanes food and cultural festival...

    11 Oct -14Oct
  15. Book Expo Australia

    Saturday 8 October to Sunday 9 October 2016, Parramatta

    Where books come alive! An expo for the avid book lover. Come along and meet authors and buy a signed copy. Join a panel and hear what inspires them to write. Wander the expo floor and hear book readings,...

    08 Oct -09Oct
  16. 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
  17. Kidtopia Festival

    Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October 2016, Parramatta

    Kidtopia Festival is a new outdoor event to end the October school holidays with a bang! Enjoy amazing live music on our entertainment stage and delicious food from Sydney’s best. Take part in a hands-on science...

    07 Oct -09Oct
  18. SciFi Film Festival

    Monday 31 October 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

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

    31 Oct
  19. Deepavali Fair

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Parramatta

    Deepavali is a festival of lights which is also famous as Diwali. Hindu Council of Australia proudly presents this year's Deepavali celebration at Parramatta Park. Join the Deepavali Fair to celebrate...

    23 Oct
  20. Parramatta Day

    Monday 7 November 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Grab your family and friends and pack your picnic rug for Parramatta Day, an all day celebration of Parramatta birthday, rich heritage and contemporary cultural...

    07 Nov
  21. Sydney Scale Model Show

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Parramatta

    Sydney Scale Model Show is a scale modelling event in Parramatta, where people can enter or just view scale models. Plenty of categories and prizes on offer. All junior entrants receive a prize.Traders will...

    22 Oct
  22. Loy Krathong

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Parramatta River foreshore comes alive with light, colour and energy for the Loy Krathong Thai Festival.Festivities include traditional...

    12 Nov
  23. New Year's Eve in Parramatta

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    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...

    31 Dec
  24. Australia Day Parramatta

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    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,...

    26 Jan
  25. Parramatta Lunar New Year

    Friday 17 February 2017, Parramatta

    Celebrate the Year of the Monkey and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities. Be entertained by performances from 2014 X-Factor winner Marlisa, Dauntless Movement Crew and more...

    17 Feb
  26. Sydney Autumn Carnival

    Saturday 11 March to Saturday 15 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Sydney Autumn Carnival offers Sydney’s racegoers and social set a world-class festival of thoroughbred racing, stunning fashion, entertainment and premium hospitality. Over six weeks, some of the world’s best...

    11 Mar -15Apr
  27. Ladies' Day

    Saturday 11 March 2017, Parramatta

    Ladies' Day at Rosehill Gardens racecourse is a day for the ladies - fashionably entertaining! Ladies' Day falls within the Golden Slipper Carnival, a first-class program of racing, fashion and...

    11 Mar
  28. Longines Golden Slipper Day

    Saturday 18 March 2017, Parramatta

    Be on course to witness the heralded AUD$3.5million Group One Longines Golden Slipper - the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.Boasting four other Group One races, The George Ryder Stakes, The Ranvet...

    18 Mar
  29. 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
  30. The Kickz Stand presents It's More Than Just Sneakers

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Parramatta

    The Kickz Stand will be hosting the fourth annual lifestyle and culture event "It's More Than Just Sneakers" in September 2016. This family friendly event will be held in Parramatta with sneakers, street wear,...

    25 Sep
  31. World's Collide

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Parramatta

    Eight storeys high, seven cultures, one amazing new sound. The Sydney Sacred Music Festival presents ‘Worlds Collide’, a live multimedia performance of contemporary world and electronic dance music eight...

    03 Sep
  32. Yoga: Science of Infinite Possibilities

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Parramatta

    This three-day international conference, Yoga: Science of Infinite Possibilities, is aimed at furthering the understanding of Yoga Therapy as an Integrated Approach in aiding preventative health, pain and disease...

    01 Oct -03Oct

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