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Father’s Day in Wollongong 2017

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!

Book Online Today

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 memorialgardens@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or call 4227 7780.

ANTIDOTE Satellite
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.

Headline Sessions:
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)
Bunnings, Wollongong

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 wollongongao@bunnings.com.au


Father’s Day in Wollongong

So you want to show dad how much you love him and appreciate all he does?

Then check out what’s happening around the Gong this Father’s Day.

Handy tip: avoid disappointment and book ASAP! These events are always SUPER popular.

Lunch at Windjammers Restaurant
Where: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Indulge in a seafood buffet and spit roast on the terrace while taking in the breathtaking views of North Wollongong Beach.

Included is a 3 hour beverage package which includes sparkling, wine, beer and soft drinks plus there will be live music provided by Nathan Lymont, 2016 Voice contestant.

$75 per adult | $65 Accor Plus members |Children: 13-16yrs $30 | 5-12yrs $15 | 0-4 yrs FREE

Call Windjammers for bookings on 02 4224 3123
Visit windjammers.com.au

Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Where: Stuart Park, Wollongong

It has long been said that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach. Spoil Dad this Father’s Day at the Lagoon!

$69PP for a deluxe three course lunch
$65PP for a deluxe three course dinner
$99PP  to share a seafood platter w/ breads and dessert
$35 per child under 12 (main & dessert)

Bookings essential! PH: 4226 1677.
Visit lagoonrestuarant.com.au 

Seacliff Restaurant
Where: 16 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong

If you want to be the favourite child this Father’s day why not treat your dad to a scrumptious meal at Seacliff Restaurant.

$69pp for a 3 course meal  – Breads, Entrée, Main & Dessert
$99pp to share a Seafood Platter – Includes Bread & Dessert
$35 per child under 12 (Main & Dessert)

To book a table call 4228 5410 or email  bookings@seacliffrestaurant.com.au
Visit seacliffrestaurant.com.au

Pepe’s on the Beach
Where: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong

This year, Pepe’s will be putting on a Big Brekky for Dad so whether he rolls out of bed, or jumps out of the surf we’ll be waiting!

Father’s Day Brekky Special is available 8am – 11am only.
Bookings available: Sarah@pepesonthebeach.com.au

BBQ on the deck from 1pm
$15 Jugs of James Squires from 12pm

Visit pepesonthebeach.com.au

Dad’s Day Out at City Beach
Where: Marine Drive, Wollongong

A chilled beachfront barbie for dads & families.

All you can eat buffet – including all the BBQ faves of prawns, steaks, cutlets, gourmet sausages PLUS an array of accompanying dishes –
It’s a Dad Day Feast! Boardies & flip flops welcome.

Adults: $75.00pp*
Under16: $29.50
Kids under 4 free
*Includes beer, wine& soft drink

Visit citybeach.events

The Farm’s Market
Where: Killalea State Park

With over 90 stalls stocked with the latest fashions, a huge range of local producers, sweets, brewers, artisans, florists AND food…plus everything else in between!

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 and spectacular views.

Live Entertainment on the hill:
10am – Noon – Sandy Feet
Noon – 2pm – The Record Breakers

Market closes 3pm

** NO DOGS due to State Park Rules **
Visit thefarmsmarket.com.au

Dads Go Free at Illawarra Treetop Adventures
Where: Knights Hill Rd, Robertson

Show Dad how much you love him by taking him out for an amazing day this Father’s Day weekend.! Simply download the voucher  for Dad to go FREE, when accompanied by a full-paying customer.

Full details at illawarrafly.com

The Meatery – The Ultimate Meat Feast
Where: Marine Drive, Wollongong

This Fathers Day treat Dad to the Ultimate Meat Feast Buffet!

Our all you can eat buffet includes juicy tender pork, beef, chicken ribs and other meaty fave’s, heaps of salads and sides like garlic bread, steak fries and if that’s not enough, an all you can eat dessert buffet.

Each Dad will also receive a FREE stein of draught beer.

Adults – $49.50pp
Children (4-10) – $10
Kids under 4 – Free

There is also an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 8am – 11am.

Adults – $29.50pp
Children (4-10) – $10
Kids under 4 – Free

Bookings essential, call (02) 4229 6895
Visit themeatery.com.au