Okay, so you have been given that one extra precious day off and now you're wondering how to make the most of it. Luckily we've got a stellar list of festivals and events to keep you off the couch. Here's what's happening this Labour Day public holiday in Sydney. You've got 24 hours… Hop to it!
All You Can Eat Wings
Parkside Bar is challenging you to all you can eat hot wings for just $9.90! That's right kids, ALL YOU CAN EAT. Fly in from 5pm to 9pm and demolish your hot wings with ranch dipping sauce and $12 Coopers Pale jugs. Now that's a whole lot of bird.
Looking for what's open Labour Day Monday? For those who enjoy a good dose of Pinot, we have just the thing. The largest Pinot festival in the world (we think) is coming to Carriageworks this holiday Monday. Taste an incredible line up of 150 producers from Australia and New Zealand paired with some great local food and boutique beer. For more info head here.
Hermes Australia Festival Des Metiers
For all you style savvy Listers, Hermès Australia is hosting Festival des Métiers at the MCA. The exquisite free exhibition is open Labour Day Monday and will give patrons the opportunity to watch eight Hermès artisans produce their work firsthand, including leather craftsmen, silk painters, watchmakers and tie makers. A not-to-be-missed event for any fashionista.
Ms. G's Labour Day Lunch
What better way to make the most of your long weekend than a mouthwatering 8-course banquet at Ms. G's? On the menu are specialties like mini banh mi, Dan Hong's crunchy vegetable salad, king salmon and of course, its famed alcoholic slushies. For bookings phone 02 9240 3000.
Celebrating all things jazz, this 11-day festival is coming to a close on Labour Day Monday. Soak up the sun while enjoying some sweet, sweet sounds. This year's event features a star-studded list of musicians including New York's Terell Stafford. Head here for all the details.
Love a good party? Head to Darling Harbour for Sydney's biggest celebration of all things Latin American. From music and dance to film and culture, there'll be festivities all weekend long to help you find your groove.
Watsons Bay Cider Festival
This seaside hot spot is celebrating the beloved cider with an amazing three-day festival. There will be a pop-up cider bar, live entertainment, DJs and apple bobbing competitions running all weekend. Sample everything from Bilpin to Batlow, Rochdale, Kirin and Somersby.
Smells Like Summer
Get down to the Dove & Olive in Surry Hills this Monday for $15 jugs of Pimms and $5 schooners of Mountain Goat's Summer Ale. To soak it all up there'll be an epic triple-decker beef burger and shoestring fries. Yes!
Wagyu & Wine Mondays
Revel the fleeting moments of the long weekend at Balmain's Exchange Hotel. Each Monday night they serve up a delicious wagyu steak with a glass of Penfolds Bin or James Squire for just $18. Can't say no to that!
The weekend may be coming to a close but we've got just the thing to make you laugh. Grab your mates and get on down to the Newtown Hotel for Fame Trivia, which launches tonight with host Michael Blades. There are drinks and vouchers to be won, plus happy hour from 5pm.
Get to The Oxford Tavern this public holiday Monday for a smokin' good time as Black Betty BBQ takes over the kitchen. From midday, they'll be dishing out brisket, ribs, pulled pork, dino beef ribs, smoked chook and lots, lots more!
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