Parramatta’s Eat Street will be closed to traffic and brought to life with markets, kids’ activities and live music on Saturdays from 30 January until 2 April.
A range of craft and handmade markets, each with a special theme such as Valentine’s Day and Easter, will be held every Saturday from 10am to 3pm with the exception of 6 February and 26 March.
“The Eat Street market activations and entertainment are an opportunity to create a new visitor experience in Parramatta and will be a wonderful addition to this popular dining precinct,” Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard said.
The Christmas Gift Market in December was the first in a series of Eat Street closures and proved highly successful with visitor numbers estimated at more than 600.
The activations are part of Parramatta City Council’s “Eat Street Vibes” program which was developed following consultation with Eat Street businesses and customers.
“Weekend road closures and pedestrian access in the precinct were a popular theme in the feedback we received. We have taken this on board and we now have the opportunity to offer something new and exciting,” Cr Garrard said.
The Eat Street Vibes program forms part of the ‘Enhancing Church Street’s Vibrancy’ campaign – a $1.65 million investment by Council over three years (2014/15 – 2016/17) to maintain and enhance ‘Eat Street’ as Parramatta’s premier dining destination.
“Eat Street is a fantastic Parramatta drawcard and a vital asset for our city. This program is just one of many we are rolling out to energise the area and showcase the many delights on offer,” he said.
Eat Street will be closed to traffic on market days from 7am to 5pm, between Phillip and Market Streets. Parking is available at nearby Eat Street and Riverbank car parks off Phillip Street.
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