Australia Day Parramatta [Sydney]
Friday January 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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About the Show
Auslan Interpreters will be present for official proceedings at 5.00pm to 5.30pm on MAIN STAGE AREA.
Celebrate everything that makes our nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party.
6am – 11am (hot air balloons from 6am – 9am)
Start your day with a marvel at the skies as we launch Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon sky display, with delicious food, kid’s rides and roving family entertainment.
THE BIG BBQ
6am – 8pm
This is biggest BBQ Parramatta has ever seen! Enjoy an array of food stalls with smoked, grilled and basted delights from Australian and international barbecue pitmasters. Cheer on the chefs at the BBQ cook-off, and check out the brand new smokers and BBQ’s on display. Presented in partnership with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance.
11.30am – 5.30pm
The iconic CARnivale expo comes to Parramatta for the first time, with hundreds of beautifully restored vintage cars, bikes and trucks on display including original racing cars from Parramatta Park’s 1950s racing circuit! A delight for car lovers, motoring enthusiasts and families alike.
THE KIDS CRESCENT
10am – 4.30pm
Let the kids run wild at our Australia Day wonderland with a full day of free entertainment, music and workshops plus food stalls and plenty of kid’s rides and sideshow amusements.
HOTTEST 100 PARTY
12pm – 8pm
A Hottest 100 party in honour of triple j’s annual countdown. The Hottest 100 live music line-up showcases up-and-coming and established musical talent from Western Sydney and is presented with the support of Parramatta Park Trust through Arts NSW.
THE CRESCENT MAIN STAGE
6pm – 9.15pm
As the sun sets, join thousands of people to party as BEATZ Thandi Phoenix Thundamentals and Eskimo Joe hit the main stage, before we ring out Australia Day with a massive fireworks and pyrotechnic spectacular at 9pm!
We encourage people to take public transport to the event. The closest stations are Parramatta and Westmead, both a 10 minute walk to Parramatta Park.
Leave your bike at the free bike valet parking service thanks to Camwest Bicycle User Group Inc. Bike valet is located just inside the park, enter through the George Street Gatehouse on O’Connell Street. Open 12pm to 9.30pm.
There are also more than 7,000 metered on and off-street parking spaces available across the Parramatta CBD. To plan your journey visit www.transportnsw.info
For more details visit http://ausdayparramatta.com.au/getting_there