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. All My Love

    Tuesday 16 February to Saturday 20 February 2016, Parramatta

    Still revered across Australia, Henry Lawson is one of the nation's favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical socialist. Both were heroes of...

    http://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/all-my-love/

    16 Feb -20Feb
  2. How to discover your local history: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Wednesday 17 February 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...

    http://www.parramattahistorical.org.au/

    17 Feb -16Nov
    Free
  3. Parramatta Lunar New Year

    Friday 19 February 2016, 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...

    http://www.discoverparramatta.com/lny

    19 Feb
    Free
  4. Sydney Autumn Carnival

    Sunday 28 February to Monday 18 April 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Boasting the finest thoroughbred racing with over AUD20 million in prize money and a staggering 49 Group races, The Carnival spans Sydney's...

    http://www.australianturfclub.com.au/autumnracing/

    28 Feb -18Apr
  5. How to find your Family History: Hambledon Cottage House Museum

    Tuesday 1 March 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...

    http://www.parramattahistorical.org.au

    01 Mar -01Nov
  6. The Stitches and Craft Show

    Thursday 3 March to Sunday 6 March 2016, Parramatta

    Fresh, vibrant and fun, the Stitches and Craft Show is set to transform Rosehill Gardens Racecourse into a craft lovers haven, with an array of interactive features, displays and attractions, loads...

    http://www.craftandsew.com.au

    03 Mar -06Mar
  7. Terrain

    Friday 4 March to Saturday 5 March 2016, Parramatta

    Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) - the place of Australia's inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Time simply does not exist. Day is measured by the length of shadows, a month...

    http://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/terrain/

    04 Mar -05Mar
  8. Cellarbrations Ladies Day

    Saturday 12 March 2016, Parramatta

    Cellarbrations Ladies Day is a day for the ladies - fashionably entertaining! The Golden Slipper Carnival features a first-class program of racing, fashion and entertainment. Cheer home the best...

    http://www.australianturfclub.com.au

    12 Mar

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