Daytime Program

Main Stage

Hosted by MC Robert Neil

  • 2pm: Opening Ceremony and Welcome to Country with Bruce Gale
  • 2.15pm – 3pm: Evie J Willie - acoustic blues, roots and soul
  • 3.15pm - 4pm: Lolo Lovina - swing and Balkan Gypsy beats
  • 4.15pm – 5pm: Tenderfoot - folk-inspired indie pop-rock
  • 5.30pm – 6.15pm: Trent Bell - modern pop from X-Factor star and rising singer-songwriter

Main Stage Acts

Roving Performances
  • 2pm – 6pm: Indigenous animals thanks to Longyard Sideshow and James Ruse, Elizabeth Parry & convict servant
  • 4pm – 5pm: Tiddalik the Frog performance thanks to Longyard Sideshow
Workshops – free, turn up and play!


  • Story time for toddlers, craft activities and Redsee the Readasaurus with Parramatta Library
  • Kids’ games, Indigenous: Wana and Kangaroo, Colonial: Quoits and Six Pins, Sustainability: Bower Bird and Habitat Tree.
  • Indigenous Darug tool making, weaving and yarning plus food tasting and art demos
  • The Wishing Tree with Longyard Sideshow
  • Photos, tattoos and trading cards & live eels thanks to Parramatta River Catchment Group
  • The Bower - recycling and up-cycling demonstrations
  • Community Art Project with Headspace Parramatta
  • Any Body Can Dance - Indian dance workshops and flash mob performances with Indian Support Centre
  • Live native animal demonstrations with Australian Wildlife Displays
  • Face painting with Art and Soul
  • Children’s art workshops with Parramatta Artists Studios
  • Windmill making and  Kids in the Garden (pot a plant)
  • Clay model making with Parra Clay
  • Paint an Umbrella with Cool Parramatta
Workshops & Tours – free, requires registration

Sustainability workshops
Energy efficiency lighting for your home - 2.15pm
Worm Farming/Composting Demonstration 3.15pm
Growing Food in Small Spaces - 4.15pm
Insulating Your Home - 4.45pm
Solar at Home - 5.15pm

History Talks
Old Parramatta - 2.15pm
Brief history of Parramatta - 3pm
Parramatta’s Heritage Sites and Museums - 4pm
Brief history of Parramatta - 5pm

Guided tours
Hambledon Cottage Guided tour - 2.15pm
Hambledon Cottage Guided tour - 3pm
Hambledon Cottage Guided tour - 4pm
Hambledon Cottage Guided tour – 5pm

Bollywood Dance Classes
Bollywood Dance Class - 3pm
Bollywood Dance Class - 4pm
Bollywood Dance Class - 5pm