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15 hours of non-stop entertainment from dawn until dusk

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

Presented by the City of Parramatta, this massive all-day Australia Day party will kick-off at 6 am 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.

  • CARnivale

    Delight in a showcase of over 300 vintage vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, trucks, coaches and vintage speedway cars. Visit the dedicated car club tents where you can learn all about vehicle history and engineering from car club members.

  • Entertainment

    From headline act Sheppard and Triple J Unearthed winner Asta to kids entertainers Bananas in Pyjamas, enjoy a great line-up of live entertainment across 4 different stages. Discover the full entertainment line-up at Australia Day Parramatta here.

  • The Playground - CircusWorks

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Dairy Cottage Precinct

    Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park, one of Australia's oldest colonial sites, between 10am - 3pm.

  • Old Government House

    Enjoy a tour of Australia's oldest public building set in the time of Governor Macquarie between 10am - 4pm, followed by a sausage sizzle and cold drink, kindly provided by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry by gold coin donation. With thanks to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) at Old Government House.

    Plus adding to the festive atmosphere is 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.

    End the night with a bang as the sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks finale.

    Don't miss out on all the excitement of Australia Day in Parramatta! Plan your visit today at discoverparramatta.com/ausday.

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

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    When: 26 January, 6am-9pm
    Where: Parramatta Park, Parramatta
    Cost: Free
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    That's one heck of a party they are putting on.
    by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7712) 6 days ago
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