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Parking Lot Social

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Time Out says

Rock up in your car and have some fun while keeping physically distant

The Parking Lot Social is a new kind of festival that, one year ago, would have seemed quite strange. It promises immersive entertainment, including live bands, a silent disco, bingo, comedy and even karaoke, all from the safety of your car. 

Parking Lot Social is a new kind of entertainment spectacular from the people who brought us summer’s colourful Big Bounce jumping castle event. This new event, which hits major Australian cities in July, August and September, allows guests to purchase tickets, drive in and enjoy three hours of entertainment from their cars. 

There’s live comedy and music from the custom-designed “super stage” that has a 16-metre-tall fire hydrant that shoots rainbows. You can take part in a massive sing-a-long for “car-a-oke” or play games of themed trivia. There will be kids activities, movie screenings and plenty of food trucks to keep you sated. 

Parking Lot Social will be kicking off its Australia-wide tour in Sydney from July 9 to 19 before heading to Melbourne on July 23 to August 2, then hitting Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. Head to the website to read all about how the event plans to keep punters and staff safe and to sign up for tickets. 

Rebecca Russo
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Rebecca Russo


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