Parramatta attractions and events

We keep you up to date on all the latest entertainment and events in Parramatta. Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located in the heart of Parramatta CBD, a prime location for you to explore all that Western Sydney has to offer. Parramatta is the perfect destination to experience the best in entertainment, with Riverside Theatres directly across the road and only a stones throw away from ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank arena and Spotless stadium in Sydney Olympic Park.

  • Spot On Children's festival

    Looking for things to do these school holidays?

    Across the road from Novotel Parramatta, Riverside Theatres brings imagination to life with the annual Spot On Children's Festival in Parramatta. This week-long festival is the perfect place to take the kids.

    Spot On Children's Festival embraces children's love of singing, danicng and playing make-believe. The kids will be entertained with free activities, live theatre, sensational storytellying, marvellous Sing-A-Long music and showing favourite films.

    9 - 13 October 2018  |  riversideparramatta.com.au

  • Parra Lanes Food Festival

    Calling all Foodies... #parralanes

    Parramatta Lanes food and cultural fesitval is back for 2018! Explore themed laneways and hidden local spaces brought to life with live music, art installations, all the top names in food and boutique pop-up bars.

    This year Parramatta Lanes is going green to reduce the single-use waste footprint! Check out the 2 major art installations: Message in a bottle, Paper Moose - Batman Walk & Love Birds, Zara Pasfield - Red Cow Lane

    Must-do: The Rooftop, Eat Street Carpark - experience an 80s roller disco party with a view! With arcade games, neon mini golf & cocktails

    4 nights, 9 - 12 Oct, 5pm til late  |  parramattalanes.com.au

  • Events at Parramatta Park

    Take a leisurly walk from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta to one of the oldest public parks in the world - Parramatta Park. 

    The 85-hectare Park is Parramatta's central gathering place. A great spot to picnic, get active, explore Parramatta's history or attend one of the many events and festivals hosted in the Park.

    Upcoming events in Parramatta Park:

    Good Things Festival - 8 Dec 2018

    Ultra Australia - 24 Feb 2019

    Download Festival - 9 Mar 2019

  • ANZ Stadium

    ANZ Stadium plays hosts to all large national and international music artists such as Ed Sheeran, 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 today for these upcoming events:

    Rabbitohs vs Dragons - Semi Final - Sat15 Sept

    2018 NRL Telstra Premiership - Grand Final - Sun 30 Sept

    Monster Jam - Bigger Better Faster - Sat 13 Oct

    Taylor Swift - Reputation Stadium Tour - Fri 2 Nov

    Socceroos vs Lebanon - Heroes Will Rise - Tue 20 Nov

    Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale Tour  - Sat 8 Dec

    Sydney Derby XX - Western sydney A League - Sat 15 Dec

    Bon Jovi -  Sat 8 Dec

  • 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 NBL, Katy Perry, P!NK, Robbie Williams, Drake and Cirque du soleil.

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is ideally located 15 minutes from Sydney Olympic Park.

    Book your accommodation today for these upcoming events!

    • Pink - 17-19 Sept 2018
    • Tony Robbins UPW 2018 - 13-16 Sept 2018
    • Mayday - Fri 21 Sept 2018
    • Panic! At the Disco - Sat 6 Oct 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs Adelaide 36ers - 13 Oct 2018
    • Cher - 18 - 20 Oct 2018
    • Invictus Games - 20 - 27 Oct 2018 
    • Sydney Kings vs Cairns Taipans - 28 Oct 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks - 2 Nov 2018
    • Carl Baron - Sat 3 Nov 2018
    • Aus-X Open - 9 & 10 Nov 2018
    • Sam Smith - 14, 16 & 17 Nov 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs New Zealand Breaker - 18 Nov 2018
    • Schools Spectacular - 23-24 Nov 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats 6 Dec 2018
    • The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour - 7-8 Dec 2018
    • Shaniah Twain - 14 & 15 Dec 2018
    • Twenty One Pilots - The Bandito Tour - Sun 16 Dec 2018
    • The Wiggles - Wiggle Pop! Big Show - Sat 22 Dec 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United - 23 Dec 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs Brisbane Bullets - 29 Dec 2018
    • Sydney Kings vs New Zealand Breaker - 11 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks - 13 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Adelaiede 36ers - 19 Jan 2019
    • Phil Collins - 21 & 22 Jan 2019
    • Keith Urban's Graffiti U World Tour - Fri 25 & Sat 26 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats - 27 Jan 2019
    • Sydney Kings vs Brisbane Bullets - 3 Feb 2019
    • The miseducation of Lauryn Hill - 7 Feb 2019
    • Maroon 5 - 21 Feb 2019
    • Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour - 23 & 24 Mar 2019
    • Bring Me The Horizon - 12 April 2019
    • Shawn Mendes - Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov 2019
  • Invictus Games

    "Never stop fighting and do everything you can to lift up everyone around you." - Prince Harry

    The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports and will recognise and thank families and friends for their role and the challenges they share in supporting our wounded warriors. Sydney will host around 1000 family and friends who’ll be in the stands cheering.

    Looking for accommodation near Sydney Olympic Park?

    BOOK your stay at Novotel Sydney Parramatta today

    20-27 October 2018 | InvictusGames2018.org

  • Events at Sydney Showground

    Sydney Showground is home to major events and big experiences at Sydney Olympic Park. Located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Showground is a short distance from the Novotel Sydney Parramatta.

    Book your accommodation today for the upcoming events:

    • Caravan Camping Outdoor Lifestyle Expo - 20-23 Sept
    • Le Creuset Sydney Warehouse Sale - 6 Oct
    • Safety in Action - 9 10 Oct
    • X Games Sydney - 19-21 Oct
    • Concrete Plumber's Expo - 4 Nov
    • 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival - 10-11 Nov
    • National Construction Equipment Convention - 15-17 Nov
    • RNB Fridays Live 2018 - 17 Nov
    • 2018/2019 Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Newcastle Jets - 23 Nov
    • Pop-Up Christmas Carnival - 24 Nov - 9 Dec
    • 2018/2019 Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Canberra United - 7 Dec
    • 2018/2019 Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Central Coast Mariners - 7 Dec
    • 2018/19 KFC Women's Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes - 24 Dec
    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers - 24 Dec
    • 2018/19 KFC Women's Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers - 2 Jan 2019
    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers - 2 Jan 2019
    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat - 8 Jan 2019
    • 2018/19 KFC Women's Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades  - 8 Jan 2019
    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers - 13 Jan 2019
    • 2018/19 KFC Big Bash League - Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades - 22 Jan 2019
    • HSBC Sydney 7s - 1-3 Feb 2019
    • Nitro Circus - 16 Feb 2019
    • Sydney Royal Easter Show - 12-23 April 2019

  • 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 a weekend of it with our VIP Race Day Package. You will receive 10% OFF the best available rates*, buffet breakfast for two people, PLUS indulge in a complimentary glass of bubbly and strawberries or a cold beer with bar snacks upon your arrival to the hotel.

    Upcoming Race Days:

    De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day - Sat 22 Sept

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Wed 26 Sept

    Spring Racing on Derby Day - Sat 3 Nov

    Girls Day Out - Sat 10 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 17 Nov

    Country Classic Race Day - Sat 24 Nov

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 1 Dec

    Rosehill Gardens Christmas Race Day - Sat 8 Dec

    Rosehill Gardens Race Day - Sat 19 Jan

  • 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