Item 9.12 - Attachment 1

Major Events Calendar 2011-2012



Parramatta City Council

Major Events Calendar for 2011-12

Updated September 2011



Item 9.12 - Attachment 1

Major Events Calendar 2011-2012



JULY 2011

Event:                     2011 Arab Film Festival

Date:                       1-4 July 2010

Location:               Riverside Theatres

Description:          Festival of films in Arabic language


Event:                     ISA Conference

Date:                       22 July 2011

Location:               Riverside Theatre

Description:          International Conference





Event:                     Junior Pro-Am Golf

Date:                       27 September 2011

Location:               Woodville Golf Course, Sth Granville

Description:          23rd Annual Golf Tournament with amateurs, juniors and professionals




Event:                     Chalk Art Festival

Date:                       6th - 9th October 2011

Location:               Church St, from the Mall to the river

Description:          A competition among Chalk Artists


Event:                     Eat2thebeat

Date:                       6-9th October 2011

Location:               Prince Alfred Park plus other venues

Description:          Live music cooking displays, chefs.


Event:                     48 Hour Film Project Festival

Date:                       Sunday 9th October 2011

Location:               Riverside Theatres

Description:          short film comp




Event:                     3rd Foundation Day                             Address

Date:                       Sunday 27 November 2011

Time:                     TBA

Location:               Town Hall

Description:          Debate for 150th Anniversary


Note:                      Melbourne Cup Day

Date:                       Tuesday 2 Nov 2011

Location                                Rosehill Racecourse


Event:                     Deepawali

Date:                       Sunday 30th October 2011

Location:               Parramatta Stadium

Description:          Festival of Arts and Culture

Contact:                 Hindu Council of NSW


Event:                     Parramasala

Date:                       30 October -6 November 2011

Location:               Riverside Theatre, Roxy, Church St,

Description:          Festival of South Asian Arts






Event:                     Loy Krathong

Date:                       Saturday 19th November 2011

Time:                     4pm to 10pm

Location:               Parramatta River foreshores

Description:          Thai River Festival




Event:                     Christmas Lighting & Concert

Date:                       Thursday 1 December 2011

Time:                     Twilight

Location:               Parramatta Town Hall

Description:          Band, choir, Lord Mayor Illuminates Parramatta’s Town Hall, Christmas Concert


Event:                     “Bright Lights” Competition

Date:                       December 2011

Location:               LGA wide

Award ceremony in Town Hall (TBC)

Description:          Community Christmas Lights Competition



Event:                     New Year’s Eve

Date:                       31 December 2011

Time:                     6pm – 9.30pm

Location:               River

Description:          Concert and Variety show




























Event:                     Sydney Festival 2012

Date:                       Approx 10-30 Jan 2012

Venue:                   Riverside Theatres, other venues

Description:          Sydney Festival will present a number of events in Parramatta

Cost:                      Ticketed Events, Free Events


Event:                     Australia Day

Date:                       26 January 2012

Location:               Parramatta Park

Description:          Aerial Carnivale, Citizenship Awards, Concert in the Park and Premiers Dinner, Fireworks




Event:              Lunar New Year

Date:                       Friday, Mid-February 2012

Venue                     Church Street South

Description              Evening banquet on the street




                Event:                     Winterlight

            Date:                        June/July 2012

                Venue:                    Church St Mall, river                Description:             Ice skating / show             
















Event:                     Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill including Guineas Day 

Date:                       Last Saturday in March 2011

Venue:             Rosehill Racecourse


Event:                    Opening of NRL Season

Date:                       Mid March 2011

Venue:                   Parramatta Stadium




Event:                     Golden slipper - Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill                 

Date:                       Saturday 7th April 2012

Venue:                   Rosehill Racecourse


Event:                     Parramatta Chess Festival 

Date:                       April 2012(TBC)

Venue:                   Parramatta Town Hall


Event:                     Anzac Day

Date:                       25 April 2012

Venue:                   Various cenotaphs/Parramatta



Event:                     Relay for Life 

Date:                       May 2012

Description:          Fund raiser

Contact:                 Cancer Council of NSW


Event:                     Sorry Day

Date:                       26 May 2012 (TBA)

Location:               Parramatta Town Hall

Description:          Flag raising and smoking ceremony with Indigenous elders


Event:                     Sydney Writers Festival

Date:                       May 2012

Location:               Riverside Theatres

Description:          Annual event featuring presentations by national and international writers