The Parramasala Festival celebrates the many cultures and traditions of those living in Australia and, in particular, Sydney.
The festival runs over three days in March each year and attracts over 35,000 visitors during the festival.
The Parramasala Festival offers a range of music, live performances, dance, theatre, film as well as an amazing parade and plenty of food from cultures all over the world. The festival aims to celebrate over 30 nationalities and is one of the main events on the NSW Multicultural March event calendar.
Most of the events are held in Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, with a range of other events held throughout the Parramatta CBD. Many of the events are free for all to enjoy, such as live musical performances and dance, with other events being ticketed. Events typically kick off with a welcome parade from the Town Hall which proceeds down Church Street to Prince Alfred Park. You will see over 40 cultures represented at this inclusive parade, so make sure to secure a spot!
Check out the Bollywood dancers on the main stage as well as street dance competitions, African drumming, Yoga classes, cooking demonstrations.
There will be a number of road closures during the event in and around the CBD, so best to leave the car at home and catch public transport. Catch a train on the Inner West, Western or Richmond lines and alight at Parramatta Station, which is right near the Town Hall.
If you are planning to come to the Parramasala festival for more than one day, click the link below to explore the range of accommodation options available in Parramatta.