May 30, 2019

Must Do Things This July

Winter is settling in but that won’t stop us from seeking out spots to have fun around Parramatta. Head to Riverside Theatres, try your skills on the biggest open-air ice skating ring in Sydney, or celebrate Indigenous Australian women during NAIDOC Week. When you need a small break from the cold, visit one of the numerous brunch spots in Parramatta for a hot cup of coffee.

Parramatta Farmer’s Market 

What can be better than a trip to a farmer’s market?  You’ll find some native foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fresh bread, honey and fresh cakes to keep you warm this winter. Parramatta Farmer’s market is running every Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm.


Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and a rich history of Australia during NAIDOC Week. This year’s theme is ‘Because of her, we can!’, which acknowledges the individual contribution of indigenous women in communities, families and culture. From 7 July to 14 July there will be free activities taking place in Parramatta. Events will include indigenous film screenings, workshops, art exhibitions and BBQs.

Riverside Theatre

Escape the winter by catching a show at Riverside Theatres. Riverside offers an extensive program that reflects the diversity of their audience, their community and the modern world rich performance styles and content. Make your theoretical experience even more memorable by combining it with pre-theatre dining at Novotel’s 350 Restaurant & Lounge.


Start your day with a delicious caffeine fix and brunch at one of the many hidden gems in Parramatta. Settle in for a morning treat at Circa Espresso, have a hefty lunch at Paper Plane Café, and for those with a sweet tooth, the cake shake from Social Hideout is guaranteed to satisfy your sugar craving.