Come and celebrate Indigenous heritage at the popular Eel Festival on Darug Country. The popular FREE Eel Festival returns to Elizabeth Farm on Sunday 13 March, celebrating Parramatta's Indigenous heritage and its fascinating story of Country.
The popular FREE Eel Festival returns to Elizabeth Farm on Sunday 13 March, celebrating Parramatta's Indigenous heritage and its fascinating story of Country.
Now in its seventh year, this family-friendly festival celebrates Parramatta's namesake, the eel, and its significance to the local Burramuttagal people, who would gather in autumn to trade goods and share stories and food.
The day begins with a Welcome to Country by Rhiannon Wright and a smoking ceremony, followed by a corroboree by Nulungu Dreaming and performances by Gumaroy Newman.
Then join the fun and engaging drop-in activities on offer, including boomerang painting, weaving and Darug language workshops.
FREE house entry is included on the day. Explore the house and gardens, join Sydney Living Museums' colonial gastronomer Dr Jacqui Newling in the courtyard to discover the various ways colonists prepared eels.
Conclude the day with a meal by Indigenous food providers Kallico Catering and tea or coffee by Nomadic Cafe.
The day is a wonderful opportunity to learn about, engage with and celebrate Indigenous culture.
Start planning your Eel Festival 2022 experience today! See the full line-up of events and activities and register your interest at slm.is/eelfest22.