Western Sydney's Parramasala Festival is back for another year, and it's set to be the most diverse yet. The free annual event, which celebrates and showcases Sydney's many cultures, will take place in Parramatta across three action-packed days. Expect a colourful combination of music, dance, food, film and theatre, all spread throughout Prince Alfred Park, the Parramatta riverbank and the Riverside Theatres.
Highlights of the program include performances by Hiatus Kaiyote and Grammy winners Tinariwen, the vibrant opening night parade, free yoga classes and a huge Bollywood dance-off. The huge variety of food options on Market Street is another major drawcard and gives you an excuse to stuff yourself with curry, dumplings and gozleme.
Whether you live in Parramatta or have been meaning to visit more, this is the weekend to get amongst it.
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