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Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 11pm, Free, Age: All

Parramatta Park - Tropfest, 12pm - 11pm, Free, Age: All

Join us for a FREE night under the stars as we premiere our 16 incredible finalist films at the iconic and beautiful Parramatta Park

The atmosphere is electric and the film screening is well attended by Australian and International film celebrities and thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors to our city. Come and experience an amazing night of fun, film and food in Parramatta! Great food and BYO! All you need to know about what to bring can be found here. And if you’re coming by public transport – which we strongly recommend, check here for details on getting there and back.

What to Bring to Tropfest 27

Tropfest 27 is shaping to be a huge night! In our 27th anniversary – held at the vibrant Parramatta Park on, Feb 9 2019 – we’ve got all finalists from across Tropfest and Trop Jr, huge screens to premiere these films on, a wide variety of food trucks, vendors and BYO!

But that’s what we’re bringing to the table (or picnic rug). What will you bring?

Here’s our list of essential items to make your Tropfest 27 a highly enjoyable one:

  • Water, Water, Water! – We recommend bringing bottles of water with you to keep you hydrated and cool, but if you’re not too keen on lugging huge bottles around, there will be cold bottles of water sold on site.

  • Slip, Slop, Slap! – We recommend bringing your own sunscreen for the day to keep you, your friends or family protected from the sun. Please do head to the first aid tent if you are in need of a lil’ extra!

  • Cover that Noggin! – Bring a hat! It’s as simple as that.

  • Feed that Excitement – Food. Did we even have to say? If you’re looking for something much more substantial (and oh so indulgent), we’ve got food vendors throughout the park, selling all the family favourites and gourmet delights

  • We are BYO! Hurrah! This is a family event so please drink responsibly.

  • Here’s just a few smaller things that you could bring to enhance your experience:

  • A picnic rug

  • A hand fan

  • An esky (Please drink responsibly)

  • A camera to capture those great moments

We can’t wait to see you. Make sure you plan your day, pack your bags, and head off to Parramatta Park for a fun day!

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4.30pm               Welcome to Country by Uncle Lex Dadd on stage in The Crescent

Food Vans open and Tropfest sponsor activations commence

Stage and Screen content commences in The Crescent hosted by Rob Shehadie

4.45pm               Trop Jr 2019 film screening and presentations on the big screens in The Crescent

5.30pm               Black Carpet arrivals – Old Government House

6.45pm               Craft Awards on stage in The Crescent

7.15pm               DJ performance

8.00pm               Tropfest 2019 screenings

9.30pm               Intermission

10.45pm             Tropfest 2019 award presentations on The Crescent stage

11.00pm             Tropfest 2019 concludes

For official website and more info, click here

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Age: Suitable for all ages

When: Saturday, 9th February 2018

Cost: Free

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. 

For the most up-to-date information visit https://transportnsw.info/events/2019/02/tropfest-2019 and use the Trip Planner.

Nearby Food: This year we have a fantastic selection of food vans and outlets. See everyone who’s joining the party here. All food vans will be available from midday!

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

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