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Markets bring new “vibes” to Eat Street

January 26, 2016

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.

Eat Street Vibes Saturday Series:

  • Saturday 30 January – Craft market (sewing, quilting, general handmade products, knitting and other crafts)
  • Saturday 13 February – Valentine’s Day handmade market (fashion, homewares, décor, jewellery, photography and art)
  • Saturday 20 February – Green garden market (flowers, eco-friendly gardens, nurseries, recycled goods, succulents and outdoor homewares)
  • Saturday 27 February – Babies and toddlers market (handmade family products and quality re-used baby goods)
  • Saturday 5 March – Craft market (sewing, quilting, general handmade products, knitting and other crafts)
  • Saturday 12 March – Recycled goods market (high quality reused and recycled items, including treasured vintage items, trinkets and collectibles)
  • Saturday 19 March – Easter market (Easter related gifts, art and gift hampers)
  • Saturday 2 April – A bumper market showcasing the most popular stalls in the series

For media enquiries please contact:

Lisa Cedres
Communications Officer
T: 02 9806 5086
M: 0403 293 117
E: taylett@parracity.nsw.gov.au

Alice Coote
Media Advisor
T: 02 9806 5803
M: 0427 905 885
E: acoote@parracity.nsw.gov.au



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