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Jan
26
Sun
Parramatta Australia Day | Parramatta Park@ Parramatta Park
Jan 26 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Enjoy 15 hours of non-stop entertainment for the whole family from dawn until dusk. Featuring a hot-air balloon display, classic vehicles, kids activities, live entertainment featuring headline act ‘Sheppard’, delicious food, amusement rides and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

AERIAL (9am – 3pm)

Parramatta's Australia Day

Start your day marvelling at the skies as we launch Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon display with delicious food and roving family entertainment from Circular Keys to Up, up & Away and Roo’d. Proudly supported by PARKROYAL Parramatta.

Take a ride on a hot-air balloon. Ballot registrations for Aerial hot-air balloons are currently open, and close at 5pm on Wednesday, 15 January. Register your interest here.

ENTERTAINMENT (8.30am – 9pm)

From headline act ‘Sheppard’ and Triple J Unearthed winner ‘Asta’ to kids entertainers Bananas in Pyjamas, enjoy a great line-up of live entertainment across 3 different stages. Discover the full entertainment line-up at Australia Day Parramatta here

CARNIVALE (9am – 3pm)

Parramatta's Australia Day

Don’t miss this annual showcase of more than 300 classic vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, trucks, coaches and vintage speedway cars. Talk to the experts and get an inside look into the world of classic restoration as this eclectic collection of vehicles returns to Parramatta Park, a former racing circuit. Visit the dedicated car club tents where you can learn all about vehicle history and engineering from car club members.

THE PLAYGROUND – CIRCUSWORKS (10am-4pm)

Enjoy a wide range of roving performers and live entertainment in the CircusWorks Playground. Get in on the action with an interactive circus workshop and try your hand at juggling, twirling, hula-hoops, walking beams and more.

AMUSEMENT CITY (10am-9pm)

Parramatta's Australian Day Celebrations

We know how to deliver on carnival fun! Don’t miss a sideshow alley, great selection of amusement rides and delicious snacks in this entertaining area, catered to people of all ages.

CHILL-OUT ZONE (10am – 4pm)

Kick back, grab a deckchair and relax under the shade at the Old Government House courtyard as DJs and live musicians spin music late into the afternoon.

WORKSHOPS (10:30am – 5pm)

From arts and crafts to several hands-on activities like mask and jewellery making and mural painting, there are plenty of workshops available to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained throughout the day at Old Government House.

Summer Popup – The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre@ Top Ryde City
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Summer Popup - The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre @ Top Ryde City | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park.

Kick back in our custom built 8x5m sand pit joined by a large 10x5m green space complete with yard games, picnic tables and blankets, activities, a special takeaway menu from our Piazza restaurants and more.

  • The first 200 visitors will receive a FREE summer bag – think sunnies, paddle ball, vouchers and more!

You won’t want to miss out on this one.

Australia Day Castle Hill RSL@ Castle Hill RSL
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Australia Day Castle Hill RSL @ Castle Hill RSL | Castle Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Join us on 26th January for our Australia Day celebrations including outdoor games, live music, clown and face painter. Try our delicious Aussie Share Tower from the Courtyard Restaurant menu or the tasty Whiskey-rubbed beef brisket from the Smokehouse, available all long weekend.

  • Live Music from Robert Seuz and Band from 1pm – 4pm
  • Outdoor Games for tons of family fun – Giant Chess, Jenga and Connect 4
  • Clown and Face painter for the kids
Australia Day Carnival | Penrith Panthers@ Penrith Panthers
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Australia Day Carnival | Penrith Panthers @ Penrith Panthers | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

We are celebrating big this Australia Day with a fun carnival for all! Spend your Australia Day at Panthers for a great day out on Sunday 26 January! We have activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy starting from 3pm. We are also excited to announce that this year we have introduced some water rides to keep you cool during the summer season!

Don’t miss out on the Biggest Australia Day Party in the West! We’ve got:

  • Carnival and Water Rides
  • Kid’s Disco and Activities
  • Aussie Food Eating Contests
  • Food Trucks
  • Petting Zoo
  • Live Entertainment

There will be plenty for everyone to do on Australia Day! Join us in going all out and make this Australia Day one to remember at Panthers!

Australia Day at The Farm | Bella Vista Farm@ Bella Vista Farm
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Australia Day at The Farm | Bella Vista Farm @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

Get excited about Australia Day at Bella Vista Farm in 2020 – an incredible free event with fun for everyone!

Celebrate with an awesome line-up of entertainment featuring The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, Simply Bushed, The Voice’s Diana Rouvas and everyone’s favourite Aussie children’s act – The Wiggles!

Dauntless Movement Crew will be also performing their fire breathing, acrobatic daredevil stunts and everyone can enjoy rides, activities, food trucks and so much more.

Entry is free, with free onsite parking also available.

Blacktown Australia Day Concert | The Rooty Hill@ The Rooty Hill
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Blacktown Australia Day Concert | The Rooty Hill @ The Rooty Hill | Rooty Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Celebrate Australia Day in Blacktown at our 2020 Australia Day Concert!

➡️ FREE kids amusement rides
➡️ Live entertainment
👉 Shannon Noll
👉 Choir Boys
👉 Dragon
➡️ Food stalls
➡️ FMX Show

In light of the devastating nature of recent events, and in remaining compassionate to those that have suffered significantly as a result of these fires, the fireworks display at this years event has been cancelled.

10 minute walk from Rooty Hill Station, limited parking available

🚨 This is an alcohol free event 🚨

Australia Day on the Hawkesbury | Windsor@ Governor Phillip Park
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The 2020 Australia day on the Hawkesbury at Governor Phillip Park is set to be bigger and better then ever. We have a heap of fantastic food and beverage stallholders, rides – Rollercoaster, dodgem cars, jumping castles and much more, free face painting and backyard games, an emergency services zone where you can meet our Freemans Reach RFS brigade, The Hawkesbury SES Unit and the Hawkesbury Local Command.

Our stage is set and ready with the awesome the HYPE band and many local entertainers programmed in to get you up and dancing to some classic Aussie favourites.

We have special Hawkesbury RFS tribute. We are asking our Hawkesbury community to come and write your message of thanks on our special tribute leaves. These will then be given out and presented to our 21 Hawkesbury RFS brigades. We also will be showcasing photos from the Gospers Fire Campaign of our Rural Fire Service out fighting the fires and saving our community. Make sure you also get a photo with our #ILOVERFS large letters

We have a BEST DRESSED competition. Come dressed in your best Aussie outfit for your chance to win $100 voucher to EASY LANE – Windsor RSL. Judging starts at 6:00pm on stage.

We have the amazing stilt walking jumping kangaroos. Make sure you get a photo with them when you see them hopping about.

To end the night, we have the amazing fireworks on the Hawkesbury river at 9pm. This is a chance for your family and friends to celebrate being Aussie in the Hawkesbury!

Australia Day on the Hawkesbury

Australia Day Celebrations | Holroyd Gardens@ Holroyd Gardens
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Australia Day Celebrations | Holroyd Gardens @ Holroyd Gardens | Merrylands | New South Wales | Australia

Cumberland City Council is inviting you to an energetic Australia Day celebration in the heart of Cumberland: Holroyd Gardens.

Cumberland’s Australia Day celebrations are all about an evening of celebrating our amazing local talent with lots to see and participate in:

  • Astonishing vocals from headliner Carlos C MAJOR – offering perfect blend of RnB, Neo Soul mixed with a Latino flavour. You may have seen him on The Voice Australia.
  • A dynamic performance from D Minor – Australia’s rap sensation who’s gaining an international reputation.
  • A high-energy dance show by Western Sydney’s Kookies n Kream, fresh from their Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final performance.
  • Many food and market stalls, cool down in our chill-out zone or take advantage of our free amusement rides throughout the night.

Main Stage

  • 6.00pm: Welcome to Country Aboriginal address
  • 6.10pm: Splash Dance. As seen on ABC Kids TV, this event will get the 2 to 7 year old’s up and dancing to music by John Field from The Wiggles’
  • 6.40pm: 15 Stars Performing Arts. Traditional Polynesian dance led by John T Bishop.
  • 7.00pm: Official Address.
  • 7.15pm: Freeman Dancers. Aboriginal dance performance.
  • 7.30pm: Lucky African Dance. Experience the vibrant and playful energy of Lucky African Dance, led by Lucky Lartey.
  • 8.00pm: D Minor. From the streets of the western suburbs to the world wide stage. Find out what makes D Minor the rap success story of the decade.
  • 8.25pm: Caribbean Soul. Original music with a rich Caribbean flavour.
  • 9.00pm: Kookies n Kream. As seen on Australia’s Got Talent, Kookies n Kream is an Australian hip-hop dance crew.
  • 9.15pm: C Major. Carlos C Major is the perfect blend of RnB and Neo Soul with a Latino flavour and recently appeared on The Voice Australia,2019 as an all star.

Free Amusement Rides

Offering free amusement rides for kids of all ages

  • Dodgem Cars (130cm minimum height or rides with an adult)
  • Disco Show (140cm minimum height)
  • Mini Ferris Wheel (under 130cm)
  • Mini Carousel (under 130cm)
  • Mixed Toy Ride (under 130cm)
  • Storm Chairs (up to 140cm)
  • Super Heroes Inflatable (up to 140cm)

Side Stores and Attractions

  • Indigenous craft tent – led by the Freeman Dancers
  • Glow All Night
  • Bob’s Show Bags
  • Dance Worx
  • Mariam’s Henna Art
  • Face Ace face painting
  • Let’s Slime – Slime kits and umbrella painting
  • RD Cleaning Professionals
  • Holroyd Rangers Soccer Club
  • GWS Giants – Inflatable sports activities
  • Merrylands Rams Junior Rugby League Football Club

International food stalls and trucks

  • Dapto Hotdogs
  • Dutch Poffertjes House
  • La Raza Central
  • Mini Donut Bar
  • Mr Creamy coffee and ice-cream
  • Pull’n Shots coffee & sweet treats
  • Satay Brothers
  • Sev’s Turkish Gozleme
  • SlurpAlicious slurpees
  • Tropical snow cones
  • Utsab Food Truck and Catering
  • Wood Fired Pizza Buddy
Jan
27
Mon
Summer Popup – The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre@ Top Ryde City
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Summer Popup - The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre @ Top Ryde City | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park.

Kick back in our custom built 8x5m sand pit joined by a large 10x5m green space complete with yard games, picnic tables and blankets, activities, a special takeaway menu from our Piazza restaurants and more.

  • The first 200 visitors will receive a FREE summer bag – think sunnies, paddle ball, vouchers and more!

You won’t want to miss out on this one.

Board Game Fun | The Connection, Rhodes@ The Connection, Rhodes
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Board Game Fun | The Connection, Rhodes @ The Connection, Rhodes | Rhodes | New South Wales | Australia

Get your game on the old school way. Bring your kids, parents and friends for a game of chess, checkers, cards or jenga. Drop in during opening hours and choose from our selection of games.

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Free.
Lilly’s Kids Pizza Making Classes | Rhodes Waterside@ Lilly's Espresso & Cucina, Rhodes Waterside, ground floord
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lilly's Kids Pizza Making Classes | Rhodes Waterside @ Lilly's Espresso & Cucina, Rhodes Waterside, ground floord | Rhodes | New South Wales | Australia

Become a mini pizzaiola these school holidays! Roll your pizza dough, add sauce and toppings and enjoy your pizza creation at Lilly’s Kids Pizza Making Classes!

What’s Included?

  • A one-hour pizza making class with Lilly’s head pizza Chef!
  • A hat and apron
  • Pizza lunch and a drink
  • A Junior Pizza Chef Certificate!

Kids Pizza Classes are being held on Mondays and Wednesdays during January school holidays. There are two sessions per day; 10.30 am and 12.00 pm.

  • Bookings are essential
  • There are only six tickets available for each session!
  • Children are recommended to be at least four years of age and we encourage parents to be present

Location

Lilly’s Kids Pizza Classes are being held at Lilly’s Espresso & Cucina on the Ground Floor opposite the Monkey Bar.

Jan
28
Tue
Summer Popup – The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre@ Top Ryde City
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Summer Popup - The Park | Top Ryde City Shopping Centre @ Top Ryde City | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

Something exciting is happening at Top Ryde City this summer! From 10th Jan to 9th Feb, they’re bringing fun and sun to the Piazza with a Summer Popup – The Park.

Kick back in our custom built 8x5m sand pit joined by a large 10x5m green space complete with yard games, picnic tables and blankets, activities, a special takeaway menu from our Piazza restaurants and more.

  • The first 200 visitors will receive a FREE summer bag – think sunnies, paddle ball, vouchers and more!

You won’t want to miss out on this one.

Board Game Fun | The Connection, Rhodes@ The Connection, Rhodes
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Board Game Fun | The Connection, Rhodes @ The Connection, Rhodes | Rhodes | New South Wales | Australia

Get your game on the old school way. Bring your kids, parents and friends for a game of chess, checkers, cards or jenga. Drop in during opening hours and choose from our selection of games.

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Free.
Twilight Storytime | The Connection@ The Connection
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Twilight Storytime | The Connection @ The Connection | Rhodes | New South Wales | Australia

Back by popular demand, Twilight Storytime returns over summer at The Learning Space. With different stories, songs and craft each week, we welcome families and children of all ages.

Every Tuesday in January and February, 6:30–7:30pm.

No bookings are required. Just drop in and join in on the fun!

  • 7 January 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 14 January 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 21 January 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 28 January 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 4 February 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 11 February 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 18 February 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • 25 February 2020: 6:30pm – 7:30pm