Australia Day Parramatta

  • Fri Jan 26 2018
  • Family
  • $0.00

Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta's massive all-day Australia Day Party. Featuring the hot-air balloon display, CARnivale classic cars display, kids activities and amusement rides.

Parramatta’s Australia Day 2018 celebrations offer 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dawn until night.


Aerial, from 6am
Featuring the ever popular hot-air balloon display from 6am-9am, and from 8-11am kid’s rides and games, food, entertainment and roving performances. The Aerial stage will host various local acts including the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra throughout the morning as well as Blacksmith demonstrations, and at 3.30pm the grand final of the Parravision talent competition will unfold and three lucky winners will be announced.

Registrations for the tethered hot air balloons open 9am, Thursday 4 January 2018. Visit Riverside Theatres to register. It’s best, in best dressed so make sure you add this date to your calendar!

The Big BBQ, 7am-4pm
The battle of the best smoked, grilled and basted meats.

CARnivale, 10am-5pm
Showcasing the ultimate collection of classic vehicles including cars, fire engines, trucks, coaches, motorbikes and vintage speedway cars. All vehicles are built before 1987 - the oldest car entered is a 1907 American REO Tourer. 2018 is the third year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and the event has grown every year both in entries and the number of people attending.

Kids Crescent, 12-6pm
Food stalls, kid’s workshops, entertainment, rides and on-stage entertainment.

Redbull Stage, 12-7pm
Featuring a selection of Western Sydney female DJ artists.

The Crescent, 6-9pm
The main stage will be led by two iconic Australian performers – official announcement in early January!

Spectacular at 9pm to finish the day-long celebrations.

Where:       Parramatta Park, Macquarie Street, Parramatta
When:        Friday 26 January 2018 from 6am to 9pm
Cost:          FREE

For more information and full program, please visit website

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