Parramasala kicks off multicultural celebration with street parade

Friday 10 March 2017


Parramasala, one of the largest multicultural festivals in NSW, will take place Friday 10 March, Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March in Parramatta.   The festival will be held in Prince Alfred Square, along the Parramatta River foreshore and in the Riverside Theatres. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the free festival which brings to life the cultures of Asia and beyond through food, music, film, dance, art and more.

Parramasala will start with a street parade on Friday 10 March ”“ almost 1000 people from a wide range of cultures will dance, drum, twirl, sing and celebrate their way from Parramatta Town Hall, along Church Street to Prince Alfred Square.   The official opening of the festival will take place in Prince Alfred Square with speeches and a concert featuring hip hop sensation L-FRESH The Lion.


Parramasala is the flagship festival of Multicultural March, a month-long celebration of NSW’s cultural diversity. The program of events and activities across the state showcases our cultural diversity and complements events taking place to mark Harmony Day on 21 March. From food festivals to  cultural events and concerts, Multicultural March is packed with activities that bring our State’s community together.

WHAT:                                 Parramasala 2017 ”“ multicultural festival kicks off with street parade

WHEN &                         Friday 10 March 2017

WHERE                               From 6:00pm                         Street Parade participants gathering in Centenary Square Parramatta (outside Parramatta Town Hall)

6:30pm ”“ 7:30pm             Street Parade from Parramatta Town Hall, along Church Street to Prince Alfred Square

7:10pm ”“ 7:30pm             Official Opening including Speeches (stage, Prince Alfred Square, cnr Market St and Church St, Parramatta)


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