Australia Day Parramatta
26 January 2020 | Parramatta Park
Enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dawn until dusk. Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, live entertainment, delicious food, amusement rides and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Video: here's a taste of what's on offer at Australia Day Parramatta!
6am – 9am
Start your day marveling at the skies as we launch Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon display with delicious food and roving family entertainment from Circular Quays to Up, up & Away and Roo’d.
9am – 3pm
Don't miss this annual showcase of more than 300 classic vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, trucks, coaches and vintage speedway cars. Talk to the experts and get an inside look into the world of classic restoration as this eclectic collection of vehicles returns to Parramatta Park, a former racing circuit. Visit the dedicated car club tents where you can learn all about vehicle history and engineering from car club members.
5:30pm – 9pm
Enjoy 3 hours of free live music headlined by indie pop group ‘Sheppard’. Kick the evening off with a performance by X Factor finalists ‘Jess + Matt’ before revelling in the musical stylings of Triple J Unearthed winner Asta. End the night off with a bang as ‘Sheppard’ bring the house down with their global hit ‘Geronimo’ as well as more recent hits. The concert will conclude with a spectacular fireworks finale.
5.30pm - Welcome to Country
5.45pm - Jess & Matt
6.40pm - Asta
7.40pm - National Anthem
7.45pm - Lord Mayor's Speech
7.50pm - Sheppard
9pm - Fireworks
8.30am – 5.30pm
Looking for family entertainment or simply love music of all genres? Then the Playground Stage is the place for you! Featuring family-friendly entertainment and live performances from Bananas in Pyjamas, Sesame Street, Circular Keys Chorus, comedian Sean Murphy, reggae outfit Green Hand Band, four-piece rock band Port Royal and pop-rock artist Hallie.
8.30am - Citizenship Ceremony with Circular Quays
9am - Bananas in Pyjamas
9.30am - Sesame Street Down Under
10am - Bananas in Pyjamas
10:30am - 11:30am - Sean Murphy
11am - 11.20am - Bananas in Pyjamas – Meet & Greet
11.30am - Sesame Street Down Under
12pm - Sean Murphy
1pm - Bananas in Pyjamas – Meet & Greet
2pm - Green Hand Band
3.15pm - Port Royal
4.30pm - Hallie
9am - Straw Dogs
10am - The Ukelles
11am - Straw Dogs
12pm - The Ukelles
1pm - Straw Dogs
2pm - The Ukelles
Across the site | 6am-2pm
Get a glimpse at our Australia Day roving performers as they wander around the park at Australia Day Parramatta. From Up, Up & Away and LifeSavers to Roo’d, Wacky Racers and Seagulls, take a selfie with these colourful entertainers and tag #ausdayparra!
THE PLAYGROUND – CIRCUSWORKS
Enjoy a wide range of roving performers and live entertainment in the CircusWorks Playground. Get in on the action with an interactive circus workshop and try your hand at juggling, twirling, hula-hoops, walking beams and more.
10am – 9pm
We know how to deliver on carnival fun! Don’t miss a sideshow alley, great selection of amusement rides and delicious snacks in this entertaining area, catered to people of all ages.
10am – 4pm
Kick back, grab a deckchair and relax under the shade at the Old Government House courtyard as DJs and live musicians spin music late into the afternoon.
Old Government House, 10:30am – 5pm
From arts and crafts to several hands-on activities like mask and jewellery making and mural painting, there are plenty of workshops available to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained throughout the day.
Parramatta Heritage Rides will be running 3 free one-hour rides showcasing a sample of Parramatta's heritage, including St John Cemetary and the Indigenous river pathway. They'll depart near the Tudor Gates at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Book in at parramattaheritagerides.net
Whether you’re looking for something naughty or nice, Australia Day Parramatta has got you covered. From an impressive line-up of food vendors who cook with fire (think flame-grilled delights), to kombucha and other healthy and fresh foods, there’s something to curb every hunger pang.
Look to the skies at 9pm as Parramatta Park lights up in an array of light and colour during a show-stopping fireworks finale.
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