Celebrate Father's Day 2019 With These Great Sydney Events
Even though many dads try to keep Father's Day celebrations as low-key as possible, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pretty much everyone likes to feel appreciated. Fortunately, there's no shortage of great events taking place across Sydney for Father's Day in 2019 with incredible cultural events, dining experiences and unique activities that are bound to make Sunday, September 1 a truly memorable occasion.
If you're looking to celebrate the day in style, booking a stay in the luxury accommodation of Fraser Suites Sydney is one way to surround yourself with many of the city's most famous sights. Situated at 488 Kent Street in Sydney's glamorous western corridor, Fraser Suites Sydney is positioned within touching distance of many of the city's most beloved restaurants, bars, entertainment complexes and world-class landmarks. With your hotel being just a few minutes' walk from Darling Harbour, other standout destinations nearby include Chinatown, Sydney Town Hall, IMAX Theatre Sydney and Cockle Bay Wharf.
Make dad feel truly appreciated and forget about the socks and jocks, instead pay a visit to these great events taking place across Sydney on Father's Day.
Lord Nelson Brewery
Sydney’s oldest continually licensed Brewery, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia's oldest pub. The Lord is recognised around the world for its award-winning beers, wine list & food.
Frasers Hospitality Sydney are running a partnership with Lord Nelson’s brewery over Father’s Day!
Any father that books over Father’s Day weekend will receive a ‘shout on us’ card – Pint at the bar of Lord Nelsons Brewery.
Father's Day at All Hands Brewing House
You likely won't be shocked to learn that most dads love a beer or two. So, when it comes to sampling a selection of fine brews this Father's Day, you shouldn’t miss your chance to score some free ones at the All Hands Brewing House. Situated just 15 minutes' walk from Fraser Suites Sydney, the All Hands Brewing House is one of the city's finest watering holes, offering a state-of-the-art microbrewery and a Southern-style menu that's bound to satisfy any hunger. Whether you prefer the sprawling beer garden or the lively atmosphere inside, this Sydney favourite is a choice spot to enjoy some family time on a low-key afternoon.
Specially for Father's Day, the All Hands Brewing House are making dads across Sydney happy by offering complimentary beer tasting paddles for any dads who make a lunch or dinner booking. With the addition of live music from 3-6pm, get your friends and family down to the All Hands Brewing House for what's set to be a popular affair.
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019
Widely recognised as one of Australia's most important art events, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition that features an extensive collection of Australia's top artistic talent and their painterly creations. The three awards are each important in their own right, but it's the Archibald Prize that's considered the most prestigious of the bunch.
First awarded in 1921, the Archibald has emerged as Australia's favourite art award, with its focus on truly transcendent portrait painting resulting in some outstanding works. With many of the paintings depicting a wide array of Australia's most recognisable politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes and fellow artists, the Archibald is a great chance to see these famous faces at their most experimental. There are a lot of artworks to soak up throughout the exhibition, but you can't miss the 2019 award's winning portrait by Tony Costa, which he painted using renowned artist Lindy Lee as his subject.
Meanwhile, there is plenty more artwork to discover this Father's Day, with the Wynne Prize highlighting the best of Australian landscape painting and figure sculpture. Plus, there's also the Sulman Prize, which is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project that uses oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. If dad appreciates some of the country's top artists, be sure to head to the Art Gallery of New South Wales for this outstanding exhibition.
The Antarctica VR Experience
Even though there's a good chance you won't be visiting Antarctica this year, you might not actually have to once you've experienced the Australian National Maritime Museum's new virtual reality experience. Assuredly the next best thing without heading to the frozen continent itself, see this fascinating part of the world in high-definition as you put on a futuristic headset and get an incredible glimpse of the South Pole. Depicting the work of Australia's scientists, visitors can explore the impacts of climate change, the challenges of arctic wildlife conservation and see the region's diverse ecosystems.
Meanwhile, attendees to the Antarctica VR Experience will also be able to gain a fascinating perspective over the landscape from a helicopter as you land on the glacier and experience the landmass' penguins in their natural habitat. There's also a chance to experience the Southern Lights up close, witness Antarctica's wild weather and roam Australia's Davis Station, which is just one of three permanent base and research outposts in Antarctica. Running every hour from 10.30am to 3.30pm, take part in a remarkable virtual reality experience this Father's Day.
Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival
The laid-back coastal suburb of Coogee might be best known for its sandy beaches and surf clubs, but there's also a host of incredible pubs, restaurants and bars to explore. The Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival is set to showcase the best of the best with this spectacular two-day event celebrating the area's greatest culinary talent and flavours.
Many of Coogee's most admired food- and drink-based businesses will be in attendance, with highlights including the McLeish Wine Estate, Badlands Brewery and the stunning sparkling wines of Peterson House. Meanwhile, there's an extraordinary collection of stallholders focused on great cuisine, with Sofrito showcasing their delicious paella, while the baked goods of Dust Bakery and the hearty burgers of Burger Barrel also set to be popular. Outside of the many delicious things to feast on, there are loads of performances, activities and kids events to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. Just some of the highlights include a masterclass from celebrity chef Scott Gooding of My Kitchen Rules fame, while Luxe Music will be performing live tunes throughout the event.
To commemorate Father's Day, the Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival is hosting a special long lunch where your family can come together under the comfort of a marquee and soak up all the festival's happenings. There's a lot to enjoy, but diners will get to feast on an antipasto and oyster plate on arrival before settling in for an assortment of gastronomic platters courtesy of several food vendors in attendance at the festival. Alongside an eclectic mix of desserts and cheese spreads, guests will also have beer, wine and cider provided throughout this delightful Father's Day meal.