Be part of Parramasala Parade











Date: Friday 23 October 2015

Time: 5-8pm


Whether you’re an enthusiastic individual, a community cultural group or a local dance troupe, the Parramasala Parade team wants to hear from you!

Parramasala will take place in Parramatta and Harris Park from Friday 23 October through to Sunday 25 October and festival organisers are looking for people to be part of the Opening Night Parade.

Parramasala Festival Director Di Henry said the Parade brings together many different communities, traditions and cultures in a colourful procession to kick off the three day event.

“A spicy celebration of cultures, Parramasala is about the people of Western Sydney and the Parade is a joyous and fun way to show the world who we are,” said Ms Henry.

“It’s time to dust off those colourful costumes, slip on those dancing shoes and join in the colourful caravan of drummers and unicycles, dancers and dragons, trumpeters and flame throwers ”“ come join the parade!

“You don’t need to be a professional entertainer ”“ everyone is welcome to take part and we’re looking for a wide range of cultures to be represented in the parade.

“Everyone wears their cultural dress or costumes and we also provide some colourful props and accessories for people to use.

“The parade starts in Parramatta’s Centenary Square and, led by the NSW Police Band, moves along Church Street to Prince Alfred Square where the main festival activities take place in the park and each group in the parade will be introduced to the festival crowd in front of the stage.”

To take part in the parade, you must register by Tuesday 1 September ”“ you can download a form at and email your details to or call 02 8836 7007 with queries.

Participants will be provided with more details upon registration but you should be prepared to be available between 5pm and 8pm on Friday 23 October 2015.

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