From the 10th-12th of March, the annual Parramasala Festival is set to once again grace Sydney’s Parramatta forshore. Bringing together live performances from over 80 cultures, art installations and a range of multicultural food vendors, this festival is truly a celebration of Sydney’s diversity.

Parramasala is a free event, and will be spread across Prince Alfred Square and the Parramatta foreshore. Some riverside theatre venues will also host special ticketed performances, such as a Bharatanatyam dance performance by the Spanda Dance Company, which explores the inward journey of the soul. To purchase your tickets, and view the full line up, head to

This year, the creators have incorporated a technological element to some of the art installations. Visitors can view the light and sound installations, as well as attend interactive workshops. There is even the opportunity to live out those MI6 fantasies, and try your hand at remote control drone piloting.

Paramassala has something for everyone. For those who enjoying a more relaxing atmosphere, the riverside will host more laid-back musical performances. To keep the kids entertained there will be a range of fair ground rides, including a super-slide, Ferris wheel, bungy jump, cup and saucer ride.

Highlights of the festival will include a colourful opening night parade along Church Street, as well as cooking demonstrations from an array of multinational culinary heavyweights, such as Ajoy Joshi and Furqan Lodhi. If that gets your tummy growling, then head over to one of the many food stalls in Spice Alley. From traditional Indian curry to Korean barbeque, and Greek food, they’ve got your food cravings covered.

So, for sumptuous food, colorful performances and music from all corners of the world, head down to Parramatta this March.

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