When


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Where

Parramatta Park
Pitt St & Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Contact

City of Parramatta
1300 617 058

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!

AERIAL 

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. 

CARNIVALE 

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.

ENTERTAINMENT 

Crescent Stage

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

Playground Stage 
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 

CARnivale Stage 
9am-3pm

9am - Straw Dogs
10am - The Ukelles 
11am - Straw Dogs
12pm - The Ukelles 
1pm - Straw Dogs
2pm - The Ukelles 

 


ROVING ENTERTAINMENT

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 

10am-4pm

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.


AMUSEMENT CITY 

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. 


CHILL-OUT ZONE

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. 


WORKSHOPS

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.


HERITAGE RIDES

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


FOOD

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.

"Food Australia Day Parramatta"


FIREWORKS

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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