What’s On

The ParraParents What’s On calendar contains a range of events in and around the Parramatta region. There are lots of ways to view and see certain events – see our demo for more info. Feel free to submit an event you know about or wish to promote. Note: we usually add events about a week or two beforehand. See our Key Events page for our top picks. 

NOTE: The event information provided in our What’s On Calendar is correct at the time we enter it. Event organisers do however change or cancel events from time to time. Please make sure to check the event organisers website/ Facebook page (link provided) before leaving for the event.

Oct 20 all-day Event Cinemas
The Disney Villains Film Festival is coming to a big screen near you from October 20 until November 11 featuring all your nostalgic favourites including The Little Mermaid, Hercules, 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan. All[...]
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Various
Garage Sale Trail is one BIG WEEKEND of garage sales that’s happening right across Australia on October 20 and 21. It’s an idea to help encourage reuse, reduce waste and minimise our impact on mother[...]
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm Eastwood Plaza
The annual Granny Smith Festival celebrates the life and legacy of one of our district’s most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith – aka Granny Smith. Back in 1868, she ‘accidentally’ grew the first batch of[...]
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Stockland Wetherill Park
Stockland Wetherill Park is delighted to be hosting a piece of Vivid Sydney’s 2018 magical inclusive playground! Date: 29 September to 31 October Location: Kinchin Lane near Grill’d The Magic Garden is an accessible, nature‐inspired,[...]
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Bunnings Seven Hills
Bunnings Seven Hills run DIY workshops for kids on the weekends from 10:30am to 3pm. There is a different theme each week, such as garden, woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. Kids can make fun[...]
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Prince Alfred Square
Mudgee Region returns to Parramatta on 20th and 21st October. Mudgee Region had a successful Wine & Food Fair in exactly the same venue up until the late 90’s and so this is a ‘coming[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fairwater
You’re invited to the Fairwater Block Party! Join us on Saturday the 20th of October from 12pm to 3pm for live music, kids entertainment, amazing food, prizes and more, and see a whole new side of Blacktown.[...]
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Woolwich Pier Hotel
Visiting The Pier just got a whole lot more fun. Bring the family and you can enjoy a great meal and a grown-up conversation, while your kids roam free on The Lawn. From 1pm –[...]
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Mini Trains
Mini Trains West Ryde is a fantastic, affordable event for all families. Based in West Ryde, just behind Coles, it isn’t too far from the Parramatta region. The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed[...]
Oct 21 all-day Event Cinemas
The Disney Villains Film Festival is coming to a big screen near you from October 20 until November 11 featuring all your nostalgic favourites including The Little Mermaid, Hercules, 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan. All[...]
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm Royal School for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
The North Rocks Markets is a local community market run by members of the Rotary Club of Carlingford since 1983. The markets are open to the public every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. Entry is by[...]
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Various
Garage Sale Trail is one BIG WEEKEND of garage sales that’s happening right across Australia on October 20 and 21. It’s an idea to help encourage reuse, reduce waste and minimise our impact on mother[...]
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Stockland Wetherill Park
Stockland Wetherill Park is delighted to be hosting a piece of Vivid Sydney’s 2018 magical inclusive playground! Date: 29 September to 31 October Location: Kinchin Lane near Grill’d The Magic Garden is an accessible, nature‐inspired,[...]
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Scouts Museum, Building 140, Newington Armory
Every Sunday, offered between 9.30am – 2pm (each session is 30 minutes) – Newington Armory Calling all super sleuths! This is an exit or escape room activity program where a small group of people enter[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Australian Pioneer Village
The Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb you into the atmosphere and activities of life over 200 years ago. Come and visit this slower lifestyle. Read more about our recent visit here. The Australiana Pioneer Village[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings Blacktown
Bunnings Blacktown Kids Activities and DIY Workshops Every Saturday and Sunday, Bunnings Blacktown puts on free face painting from 10am and then craft activities from 11am to 2pm in the DIY Workshop.
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bunnings North Parramatta
Bunnings North Parramatta offers free face painting from 10am to 12pm each weekend, followed by kids craft from 12pm to 2pm.
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Strathfield Park
Celebrate Deepavali 2018 the Festival of Lights and celebration of art and culture with a family fun day at Strathfield Park. There will be: Food Multicultural performances Rides Henna Photo booths Free event
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Bunnings Seven Hills
Bunnings Seven Hills run DIY workshops for kids on the weekends from 10:30am to 3pm. There is a different theme each week, such as garden, woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. Kids can make fun[...]
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am Event Cinemas
Event Cinemas are proud to bring sensory friendly films to families living with autism and other sensory needs at select locations. Held monthly on a Sunday, sensory friendly screenings allow families to enjoy their favourite[...]
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Prince Alfred Square
Mudgee Region returns to Parramatta on 20th and 21st October. Mudgee Region had a successful Wine & Food Fair in exactly the same venue up until the late 90’s and so this is a ‘coming[...]
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Newington Armory
Riding the Rails takes visitors on a short ride around part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot – now a 52 hectare heritage site known as Newington Armory. Once used to transport missiles,[...]
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Stockland Wetherill Park
Stockland Wetherill Park is delighted to be hosting a piece of Vivid Sydney’s 2018 magical inclusive playground! Date: 29 September to 31 October Location: Kinchin Lane near Grill’d The Magic Garden is an accessible, nature‐inspired,[...]
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am Northmead Uniting Church
The Northmead Uniting Church Supported Playgroup is called Café Play. It is a great morning of fun, learning and friendship for young children and their families/carers. ALL WELCOME Please note: Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own[...]
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rydalmere Public School
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School. They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area. It runs on Monday from 9.30am to[...]
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am West Ryde Community Hall
West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday (FULL) and Fridays (FULL) from 9:30am to 11:30am. Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to[...]
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Merrylands Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am 10 East Parade Eastwood - Level 2
Our playgroup called Playspace is in Eastwood Sydney. All families with children 0-5 years old are welcome. There is music (with props and instruments), craft, stories, free play and morning tea provided. It is a[...]
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Gooden Drive Reserve Hall, entrance off Kanili Avenue
Gooden Drive Reserve Playgroup has space for new members on Mondays from 10am to 12pm. The playgroup is best suited for kids ‘almost 2 and upwards’. The cost is $40 per term per family. Please email[...]
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nemesia Park Hall
Greystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available. Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am[...]