Parramatta transformed into a buzzing hub of activity with the glorious return of Parramatta Nights, which began in March. There’s still plenty to look forward to with a First-Nations concert and family-friendly events happening until April 23.
There’s much to look forward to and after two years of cancellations and uncertainty, this is welcome news for locals and ushers in the biggest return of IRL events for the city since the pandemic began.
Parramatta Nights Program
From March 17 to April 23, a thrilling program of events will hit the streets of Parramatta.
“This year, we’ve expanded the program to make it bigger and better, and we can’t wait to share it with you. You can skate, play, eat, sing, dance and be entertained. It’s an autumn event series for everyone,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis said.
A new addition to Parramatta Nights comes in the form of Ngana Birrung (Dharug for ‘black stars’), which will feature a stellar line-up of hip-hop, R&B and dance performances by First Nations artists Briggs, Miiesha, JK-47, Soju Gang, and Jannawi Dance Clan.
Ngana Birrung takes place at the Eat Street Carpark from 4pm on April 3.
Skate and Play
Keep the kids busy at the outdoor roller-rink on Prince Alfred Square from April 8-23. There is also a ferris wheel and other amusement rides to entertain the young and old alike.
You will likely remember the striking cluster of rainbow archways that popped up in Darling Harbour not too long ago. Now the minds behind the installation—Studio ENESS, are bringing yet another larger-than-life installation to Parramatta dubbed ‘Lost Dogs’ Disco’.
Skate and Play is open from 11am-10pm. While there is free entry, skate hire and ride charges do apply.
More family-friendly events around Parramatta
- DJ Levins family kids disco (20 and 27 March – Phillip Street)
- The Knickles – Family Shows (19 and 26 March – Church Street)
- Kiki & Pascal (20 and 27 March – Church Street)
- Talking Lamp Posts – (every day)
- ERTH Dinosaurs (20 and 27 March – Phillip Street)
- Sublime Deepsea Divers (18, 19, 25 and 26 March – Phillip Street)
- Soul of Sydney – Friends and Family Day (20 March – Justice Precinct)
- Science with Powerhouse Museum (20 and 27 March – Phillip Lane)
The mammoth Parramatta Nights program allows attendees to celebrate breezy outdoor living in Sydney and enjoy the great outdoors as we once knew it.