Celebrating a memorable day with your dad, grandpa, uncle or just that special person on Father’s Day has never been so easy.
Whether you want to indulge them with food or treat the whole family to a day out packed with fun and excitement, we have some great ideas for a ‘dad-riffic’ time right here.
Steamer’s Bar and Grill
Marine Drive, Wollongong
Forget the boring socks and ties this year, and serve Dad something extra special by treating him to a breakfast, lunch or dinner at Wollongong’s newest dining sensation, Steamers Bar and Grill!
With stunning views of City Beach and Wollongong lighthouse, seating is available on the sun-drenched terrace or inside the fashionably renovated restaurant complete with floor to ceiling windows.
From wood fired scotch fillet or BBQ pork rib breakfast boards (with all the traditional sides) to sampling some of Wollongong’s most tender organic, dry-aged and wood smoked steaks, dad will feel like a champion.
Check out Steamers Bar and Grill’s extensive mouth-watering MENU and don’t miss these amazing Father’s Day specials:
BBQ pork rib, scrambled eggs, hash browns, grilled tomato, sour dough toast – $18
Wood fired Sirloin topped w/ whole prawns, creamy garlic sauce and sweet potato wedges / steamed greens – $39
Breaded lamb cutlets, mash, mushy peas, cauliflower cheese, rosemary jus – $37
Braised Beef cheek, roasted sweet potato, broccolini, asparagus and pan juices – $35
Open from7am daily, book early to avoid disappointment!
Dapto Street Fair
Princes Highway, Dapto
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Always a bumper packed day of excitement for the whole family, the annual Dapto Street Fair will return this year on Father’s Day, 3rd September 2017.
Hosted by the Dapto Chamber of Commerce, you and the family will find yummy food, stop stalls, rides, farm animals and entertainment.
The Farm’s Market
Where: Kilallea State Park, Killalea Dr, Shell Cove
Time: 10am – 3pm
Pack a picnic rug and head to Killalea State Park to soak up the spectaculrar views and atmosphere at The Farm’s Market.
You will find over 90 stalls stocked with the latest fashions, a huge range of local producers, sweets, brewers, artisans, florists plus a great range of food.
Bring the family and make a day of it – with plenty of grass for the kids to play all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the live music.
Live Entertainment on the Hill
10am – 11am – Polly Steain Music
11am – 1pm – Sandy Feet
1pm – 3pm – The Groove
** NO DOGS due to State Park Rules **
Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
30 Aug – 2 Sept
Experiences with dad far outweigh gifts. Why not treat dad to a trip to the theatre (and yourself!).
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty – major transition points in adult life. One represents untold potential; the other, an accumulation of a lifetime of experiences.
“Heartwarming… faultless performances… Powerful, life-affirming stuff” – The Age
“One of the most charming shows of the year.” – ABC Arts
Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language & partial nudity.
Visit merrigong.com.au for tickets and more details.
Father’s Day Memorial Service (Sat, 2 Sept)
Wollongong Memorial Gardens
Fathers Day can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones.
City of Wollongong will hold their annual Fathers Day Memorial Service at Wollongong Memorial Gardens on Saturday 2 September, commencing at 10.00am.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event in the Main Chapel, located on Berkeley Road, Unanderra.
Refreshements will be served following the memorial service.
For more information, or to register your interest in attending, email [email protected]
The Music Lounge, Wollongong Town Hall
Is dad a bit of a thinker, worried about the world?
Featuring two headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, ANTIDOTE Satellite will be live streamed from the Sydney Opera House direct to Wollongong Town Hall, to imagine solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
11.00am – 12.00pm: The Invention of Russia – Arkady Ostrovsky
12.30pm – 1.30pm: The Women’s March on Washington – Tamika D. Mallory
Exclusive Backstage Interview:
1.45pm – 2.15pm: Utopia for Realists with Rutger Bregman
Tickets: $20.00 (whole day)
Visit merrigong.com.au for tickets and more information.
Father’s Day Family Night (Thurs, 31 August)
On Thursday, 31 August at Bunnings Wollongong you and the family can enjoy free fun activities, free face painting, make a gift for dad, cooking, fire truck and a visit from the Super Wrestling Heroes.
Giveaways and light refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are required. Please call 4220 7700 or email [email protected]