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.

View the videos and gallery below for a snapshot of Lanes throughout the years and don’t forget to connect on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss a beat.

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

Parramatta Lanes 2021

Parramatta Lanes 2021

In case you missed it, enjoy this wrap up of Parramatta Lanes 2021.

Westside by Nardean

Westside by Nardean

Watch the music video for 'Westside' by Nardean, winner of the Parramatta Lanes 2021 song competition.

Parramatta Lanes Art Trail

The 2021 Parramatta Lanes Art Trail throughout Parramatta's CBD combines augmented reality, displaying 15 works by incredible artists themed around what we've all been missing during lockdown. The Art Trail is on display from 16 November 2021 to 30 January 2022.

To learn more and download the app, discover Parramatta Lanes Art Trail.

Parramatta Lanes Art Trail

Award-winning Parramatta Lanes 

In 2020, Parramatta Lanes was delivered as a hybrid event – combining an online program featuring beats, eats and art, and live-streamed gigs from the carpark rooftop. The event connected the community with artists, musicians, bars & restaurants in a challenging time. 

Thanks to the 10,000 Laners who supported the event both online and in person, Parramatta Lanes won the 2021 Australian Event Award for Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event.

performer at parramatta 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

Parramatta Lanes 2020 

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