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Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 10pm, Free

Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 10pm, Free

Since 1993 Tropfest’s purpose has been simple: to create platforms for filmmakers to generate new content & share their stories. Each year the Festival delivers a raft of programs that encourage emerging talent to participate in the film industry and has helped launch some of Australia’s most notable film and TV careers. Events include Tropfest, Trop Jr, TropTalks and more, which form part of our multiday celebration of Australian film.

In 2018 we will celebrate our 26th anniversary, a significant milestone for our organisation, our network of filmmakers and our fans (known as Troppers). We will be celebrating in an exciting new home - the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park.

For official website and more info, click here


Age: Suitable for all ages

When: Saturday, 17th February 2018
Food village will open from midday, and then first screening of films will be at noon. Finish time would be approx 10pm.

Cost: Free, you may 'pick your patch' online here

Where: Parramatta Park, NSW
The festival site is an easy 8 minute walk from Westmead train station.

Parking: We recommend leaving your car at home and saving some petrol dollars! There will be no parking at Parramatta Park however there are a number of Parramatta council paid parking facilities close by, but these will fill so consider catching public transport instead. 

Nearby Food: At this year's Tropfest, you'll have the option of tucking into a variety of food and beverages. From family favourites to gourmet delights, you'll have the option of selecting your favourite foods to accompany your viewing experience. Placed conveniently within Parramatta Park, close to the screens. What more could you ask for! Here is a list of our 2018 vendors:

The Original Soup Man
Menu – Hot Soups, Gourmet Spuds, Loaded Fries and Desserts.
Happy as Larry
Menu – Neapolitan wood-fired Pizzas, Desserts and Shakes.
Bar Coco Coffee and Gelato
Coffee, Ice Cream, Milkshakes & Cold Drinks.
German Bratwurst with Sauerkraut.
Memphis BBQ Pit
BBQ ribs, Pulled Chicken and Pork, Sliced turkey and Brisket, Fresh Slaw & Potato salad, hot dogs, burgers, fries Nachos and Chicken Wings.
De Wafel
Freshly baked Belgian Waffles with Fruit.
Fancy Banger
Designer sausages.
Epic Pizza
Gourmet Pizza.
Cuban Cantina
Mexican Street Food.
Emmy’s Turkish Gozleme

Awesome Coffee: Suggest to get coffee before the festival check out The Elevation Cafe, Shop 5, 31 Phillips St, Parramatta, NSW 2150.

Bondi Beach - Surf's Up @ The Pav, 2pm - 3pm, Free

Bondi Beach - Surf's Up @ The Pav, 2pm - 3pm, Free

The Royal Botanic Garden - Tomato Festival 2018, 10am - 7pm, Free and some ticketed

The Royal Botanic Garden - Tomato Festival 2018, 10am - 7pm, Free and some ticketed