Penrith will again attract the national and international spotlight with an exciting line-up of world-class events being held here this month.
Locals and visitors will be especially spoiled for choice on the weekend of 17-18 February, with an impressive variety of sporting and family events on the calendar.
Across the weekend, around 800 competitors from future stars to elite world riders will bring the marvel and thrill of BMX racing to Penrith in the BMX Australia Championships.
More than 100 of the best paddlers in the world, including Olympic medallists and Penrith's slalom World Champion, Jessica Fox will compete at the Canoe/Slalom Australian Open at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
Olympians, Australian Team members and the top rowers in the country will converge in Penrith for the NSW State Rowing Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
There's also plenty of family friendly fun on offer across the weekend with the 114th Annual Luddenham Show, Cinema in the Park and Chinese New Year at Jordan Springs.
Penrith Mayor John Thain said being recognised as a location of choice for events is great news for our community and local economy.
"Major events provide a significant boost for our local economy and continue to lift the profile of Penrith as an attractive place to invest and visit," Cr Thain said.
"Penrith's run of world-class events in the second half of 2017 - including the Matildas vs Brazil match, the Defqon.1 music festival, the Penrith Tennis International and the NSW Golf Open boosted the local economy by nearly $10 million, benefitting local businesses including motels, restaurants and tourist attractions."
"This is another example of the opportunities that a growing city can deliver for its community," Cr Thain said.
For more information on these and other events go to www.visitpenrith.com.au.
Pic 1: Around 800 competitors will bring the thrill of BMX racing to Penrith in the BMX Australia Championships.
Pic 2: Jessica Fox will be one of the star attractions at the Canoe/Slalom Australian Open.