Parramatta Lanes

Parramatta Lanes is an annual festival which celebrates the current and future potential of Parramatta. Each October the City’s laneways light up with eats, beats and art, bringing together people from all walks of life. 

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A festival that feeds the soul of Parramatta

A festival that inspires creativity and nourishes the soul, Lanes celebrates Parramatta’s unique culture and has woven into the fabric of the City’s identity.

This year Parramatta Lanes is celebrating its 10th birthday. We’re cooking up something really special to celebrate this momentous occasion so keep an eye out for latest updates. Don’t forget to follow on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss a beat.

If you can only go to one of Parramatta’s amazing festivals, make it Lanes. 

Eats

Lanes is a foodie’s paradise with plenty of food stalls, pop-up bars and local eateries to excite the taste buds. Lanes has attracted crowd-favourites like KOI Dessert Bar, Butter, Temasek, Knafeh, Duo Duo ice cream and Monkey’s Corner. 
With cuisines and flavours from around the world, the food at Lanes is as vibrant and diverse as the crowds it attracts.

Groups of people eating at parramatta lanes event

Beats

Festival goers can also enjoy a line-up of incredible live music. At the Centre of Global Sydney, Parramatta is ideally positioned to attract local talent from Western and Greater Sydney.

Lanes is also a place where artists emerge and thrive. An incubator for local talent, it provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to create, play and engage with the community. The live music scene is alive and well in Parramatta and Lanes helps to keep the beat going

Band playing on stage

Art

The art scene in Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney finds an energetic hub of expression at our annual Lanes festival. With members of the Parramatta Artists’ Studios connecting their art with the community, Lanes is a great space to engage with local artists. 

The City’s streets are adorned with beautiful and thoughtful art installations with a sustainability focus, reflecting Parramatta’s environmental values.   

Attendees are also encouraged to express their creative sides at art and dance workshops, listening to slam poets and interacting with roving theatrical performances. 
 

artist painting

Play

We’re kicking it Old Skool with some retro favourites reinvented over at Eat Street Rooftop.  

Bingo Loco takes the traditional notion of the antiquated game and spins it on its head. Think a glow stick rave with epic music, dance-offs, crazy costumes, lip-sync battles, confetti showers, live comedy and so much more. 

Knafeh food truck

Parramatta Lanes 2020 

COVID-19 restrictions last year meant we couldn’t put on the usual Parramatta Lanes experience. Parramatta Lanes went digital in 2020 and here’s a sample of some of the amazing, creative content that was produced which you can still enjoy. 
 

Lola Cocina Parramatta Lanes 2020

Butter Restaurant, Parramatta Lanes 2020