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Australia Day in Parramatta - FREE Event

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15 hours of non-stop entertainment from dawn until dusk

This Australia Day, Saturday 26th January, enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment from dawn until dusk at the World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park.

Presented by City of Parramatta, this massive all-day Australia Day party will kick-off at 6am and feature a huge line-up of entertainment and activities for all the family to enjoy!

Highlights include a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, star-studded live entertainment, delicious food, amusement rides and more. Best of all entry is FREE and all are welcome!

Here's what you and your family can look forward to!

  • Aerial Hot Air Balloons

    Start your day marvelling at the skies with Sydney's biggest hot air balloon display. Be entertained by roaming performers, including magician Adam Axford and Mad Music Musicians.

  • CARnivale

    Delight in a showcase of over 500 vintage vehicles including the legendary Goggomobil and 111-year old REO Tourer at CARnivale.

  • Classic Hits Live

    1 day, 11 acts, 50 massive hits. Listen to Aussie classic hits from 11 legendary Aussie performers as the sun sets, including: Steve Kilbey (The Church), Ross Wilson, The Chantooozies, Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera), Eurogliders, Swanee, Matt Finish, Real Life, Sean Kelly (Models), Sharon O'Neil, Grant Walmsley (The Screaming Jets).

  • The Big BBQ Battle

    See the best pitmasters battle it out in the 'Big Lamb Competition' and buy a selection of low and slow BBQ meats.

  • Parravision

    Catch the best talent in Western Sydney as 20 finalists battle it out in the grand final of Western Sydney's premier talent competition, with special judges Ross Wilson and rapper D Minor.

  • Australia's Largest Citizenship Ceremony and Welcome Ceremony

    Witness more than 1500 locals become citizens on Australia Day during the nation's biggest ever Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, complete with a special Welcome featuring 500 Aboriginal singers and dancers around a sand circle.

  • Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project

    Star-studded performances by internationally renowned band Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project and The Voice Australia's Ricky Nifo

  • Kids Entertainment, Workshops and Activities

    The Playground will play host to roving performers, stage performances and kid's workshops. It is an inclusive space for children to get creative, explore and learn through a range of fun and interactive activities.

    Plus adding to the festive atmosphere is a selection of amusement rides, delicious BBQ stalls, food trucks and beverage vendors and a grand fireworks finale at 9pm.

    Don't miss out on all the excitement of Australia Day in Parramatta this Saturday! Plan your visit today at

    For all the latest follow @AustraliaDayParramatta. We hope to see you there!

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    When: Saturday 26 January, 6am-9pm
    Where: Parramatta Park
    Cost: Free
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