Parramatta attractions and events

Let Novotel Sydney Parramatta show the best of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city just outside Sydney. No matter what you love to do, no matter what time of year you visit, you can be sure to find exciting attractions and things to do just moments from our hotel near Sydney Olympic Park and Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

From annual holiday celebrations to sporting events at ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena and Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta has something for everyone!

Here’s what’s on in the very near future:

  • Sydney SuperCar Championship

    Buckle up for massive weekend of Supercars racing action at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint!

    Sydney’s only round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is going to be better than ever, with free entry into the Supercars Paddock area with all ticketing, plus return of the Ultimate Viewing Package, Trackside Parking and the Disney-Pixar Cars Pit Stop in Merchandise Alley.

    A bumper lineup of support categories including the Dunlop Super2 Series, Toyota 86, Aussie Racing Cars, and Formula 4 will have you on the edge of your seat between Supercars sessions. Secure your tickets now and save! Kids 12 and under receive free trackside admission with a paying adult.

    Make a weekend of it, BOOK your accommodation today!


    Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August 2017  |  Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek

  • Winterlight in Parramatta

    An event not to miss, Winterlight is back this year! This exciting Winter event takes place across the road from Novotel Parramatta, in Prince Alfred Park. 

    Here is a list of entertainment you are guaranteed to enjoy:

    • Get your skates on in Sydney's largest open-air rink
    • Toboggan down Sydney's only ice slide
    • Taste European-inspired food at the Alpine Food Village
    • Watch Riverside Theatres winter film program including favourites Happy Feet, Everest and Eddie the Eagle
    • Take in the view from up high on the illuminated ferris wheel
    • Build your own snowman with real snow
    • Special events: Onsie night hosted by The Motel Sisters and Date Night
    • Kids will love free workshops including cookie decorating
    • Test your skills at Circus Playground
    • The thrill of vintage-style carnival rides
    • Performances by champion skaters and The Cumberland Gang Show

    Don't get stuck inside this Winter. Why not stay and treat the family these shcool holidays? BOOK your accommodation today!

    Friday 30th June - Sunday 16th July  |  www.winterlight.com.au

  • TORUK - Cirque Du Soleil

    Cirque Du Soleil is bringing TORUK - The First Flight to Qudos Bank Arena in October 2017!

    Inspired by James Cameron's record breaking film AVATAR, you will be transported to the world of Pandora in this visually stunning Arena spectacular. Experience cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft in true Cirque Do Soleil style. This is an event not to miss.

    Qudos Bank Arena is only a short distance from Novotel Sydney Parramatta. A great location to stay if you are planning a weekend getaway or if you are travelling from far. Book your accommodation today.

    Show Schedule:

    Thurs 19th Oct 8pm - Opening Night

    Fri 20th Oct 8pm

    Sat 21st Oct 8pm

    Sun 22nd Oct 1pm

    Fri 27th Oct 8pm

    Sat 28th Oct 8pm

    Sun 29th Oct 1pm

  • Chris Rock - Total Blackout

    Chris Rock is returning to Sydney after 9 years for his much anticipated, all-new tour THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017! With a career spanning more than three decades, Chris Rock is one of our generation's strongest comedic voices. This is one event not to miss at Qudos Bank Arena.

    Centrally located in Sydney Olympic Park, the venue is a short distance from Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Book your accommodation today!

  • Disney on Ice presents Frozen

    Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, you and the family will be whisked away into a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney on Ice presents Frozen

    Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven in this full length LIVE story with dazzling special effects, captivating ice skating. The kids will enjoy singing and dancing along to their favourite Frozen songs including 'Let it Go'.

    Make the July school holidays an unforgettable family experience and book your accommodation today.

    12-17 July 2017 | Qudos Bank Arena

  • Miss Saigon at Riverside Theatres

    Don’t miss this exciting new production from Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres!

    A tragedy of passion and beauty Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the second massively successful offering from the creators of Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.

    Visit Riverside Theatres website for show times and to book your tickets.

  • Australian Dance Festival

    If ever there was a reason to get off the couch and learn to dance, this is it!  Experience the 2017 Australian Dance Festival on 15th - 17th September 2017 at Sydney Olympic Park - located only a short distance from Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    With dance workshops, performances dance competitions, and an expo of dance products and services, the  Australian Dance Festival at Sydney Olympic Park promises to be a celebration of Australia's best in dance.

    Visit the website for more information.

  • ANZ Stadium

    ANZ Stadium plays hosts to all large national and international music artists and sporting events including  NRL grand finals, Bledisloe cup, AFL and Rugby Union games. Located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park, ANZ stadium is a short train ride from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Book your accommodation now!

    Upcoming events:

    Eels VS Bulldogs - Round 17, Thurs 29th June 2017

    Rabbitohs VS Panthers - Round 17, Sun 2nd July 2017

    Arsenal FC VS Sydney FC - International Football - Thurs 13 July 2017

    Arsenal FC VS Wanderers - International Football - Sat 15th July 2017

    Wests Tigers VS Eels - Round 20, Sun 23rd July 2017

    Eels VS Broncos - Round 21, Thurs 27th July - Sun 30th July 2017

    Rabbitohs VS Raiders - Round 21, Thurs 27 July - Sun 30th July 2017

    Bulldogs VS Eels - Round 22, Thurs Aug - Sun 6th Aug 2017

    Rabbitohs VS Bulldogs - Round 23, Thurs 10th Aug - Sun 13th Aug

    Eels VS Knights - Round 23, Thurs 10th Aug - Sun 13th Aug

    Rabbitohs VS Warriors - Round 24, Thurs 17 Aug - Sun 20th Aug 2017

    Eels VS Titans - Round 24, Thurs 17th Aug - Sun 20th Aug 2017

    Bulldogs VS Sea Eagles - Round 24, Thurs 17th Aug - Sun 20th Aug 2017

    Bledisloe Cup - The Rugby Championship, Sat 19th Aug 2017

  • Rosehill Gardens Race Days

    Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is located in the heart of Greater Western Sydney and plays host to some of Sydney’s finest racing events including Longines Golden Slipper and Ladies Day.

    Make the most out of your day and enjoy our exclusive Race Day accommodation package including a transfer directly to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Book today, limited spaces available!

    Upcoming Race Days:

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 17th June 2017

    Civic Stakes Race Day - Sat 1st July 2017

    Winter Stakes Race Day - Sat 15th July 2017

    Winter Challenge Race Day - Sat 29th July 2017

    San Domenico Stakes Race Day - Sat 12th Aug 2017

    Run to the Horse Race Day - Sat 26th Aug 2017

    Golden Horse Race Day - Sat 9th Sept 2017

    Golden Pendant Race Day - Sat 23rd Sept 2017

    Derby day - Sat 4th Nov 2017

    Girl's Day Out - Sat 18th Nov 2017

  • Entertainment at Qudos Bank Arena

    Qudos Bank Arena is currently ranked Top 10 in the world and is Australia's No.1 arena.

    The venue plays host to a number of A-list entertainment and sporting events including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, P!NK, Lady Gaga, Motley Crue and Kendrick Lamar.

    Other events include family shows such as Disney on Ice, The Wiggles and indoor sport, such as Fast4 Tennis, International Netball and AusX Open Motocross.

    Centrally located at Sydney Olympic Park, the venue is a short distance from Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Book your accommodation today for the below coming events!

    Physical Culture 125 Year Spectacular - Sat 24th June 2017

    Chris Rock Total Blackout, The Tour - Wed 28th June 2017

    Disney on Ice presents Frozen - Wed 12th to Mon 17th July 2017

    Professional Bull Riders (PBR) - Sat 22nd July 2017

    Little Mix - Sat 29th July 2017

    Jerry Seinfeld - Thu 10 Aug 2017

    Placebo - Sat 9th Sept 2017

    WWE Live Sydney - Fri 15th Sept 2017

    Cirque Du Soleil TORUK - Thurs 19th Oct 2017

    BROS - Sat 4th Nov 2017

    AUS-X OPEN - Sat 11th Nov 2017

    Shawn Mendes - Fri 1st Dec 2017

    The Weekend - Starboy World Tour, Sat 2nd Dec 2017

  • Parramatta Farmers Market

    Every Friday - Centenary Square, Parramatta

    “The site of Australia’s original marketplace, est. 1791”

    Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers.

    Come early and enjoy breakfast whilst you shop or come later for lunch.

    Learn more