Australia Day 2016 in Parramatta
- Tue Jan 26 2016
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From hot-air balloons to the Hottest 100 Party, Parramatta’s 2016 Australia Day celebrations in Parramatta Park are set to be the biggest and best yet, with more than 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Kicking off at 6am with the annual Aerial hot air balloon display, the celebrations will showcase a host of new attractions including the CARnivale vintage car display, the Hottest 100 Party in honour of triple j’s annual countdown, The Big BBQ along with endless family-fun, entertainment, rides, craft workshops, live performances and a spectacular 9pm fireworks finale.
THE CRESCENT, 12PM – 9PM
A wonderland of all things fun and entertaining for kids!
Live on-stage performances:
· ‘Stories from Bikini Bottom’ and ‘Dora’s Ballet Adventures’ plus meet and greets with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star and Dora the Explorer & Friends
· Perch Creek Jug Band
· Story time sessions by the Touched by Olivia Foundation
Make and Play Workshops:
· Make a dream catcher
· Make an Aussie flag
· Play with sand art
· Play with plaster craft
· Make a boat
· Create an instrument
· Make art with recycled materials
· Create a string garden or mini terrarium
· Make an animal mask
· Participate in a drumming or magic workshop
· Circus playground
· Face painting
· Taronga Mobile Zoo
· Fizzics education
· Plenty of rides and foods stalls
The main stage concert from 4pm-9pm will be hosted by MC Prinnie Stevens and includes live performances by X-Factor finalists Jess + Matt, Nathaniel, Troy Cassar-Daley, Christine Anu and D.Minor and super band Antipodean Rock Collective (ARC) featuring members of Even, Spiderbait, Jet and You Am I, who will be playing a huge set of Aussie rock anthems.
For further details of Council’s Australia Day program of events and main stage concert line-up visit www.ausdayparramatta.com.au.
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