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Things to Do This Summer When You Want to Spend All Day Outside

Sun's out, fun's out — here's where to make the most of the season's outdoor events.
By Concrete Playground
November 20, 2019
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Things to Do This Summer When You Want to Spend All Day Outside

Sun's out, fun's out — here's where to make the most of the season's outdoor events.
By Concrete Playground
November 20, 2019
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THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER WHEN YOU WANT TO SPEND ALL DAY OUTSIDE

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Sun's out, fun's out — here's where to make the most of the season's outdoor events.

We don't need to tell you how downright glorious summer is in Sydney. The sun is shining, the nights are balmy and the beaches have never looked so inviting. As we near the last days of spring, there's no shortage of killer events happening around town, with plenty of ways to make the most of the season.

With a little help from our friends at Sunglass Hut, we've put together five events that are perfect for when you want to get outside and embrace the day. Crank out the linen shirt, make sure your water bottle is full and the sparkling's on ice, and pop on some shades to face your summer.

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    Summer of Sour
    The perfect pairing:

    Sydney’s Wayward Brewing Company and Bondi Bowling Club have joined forces to bring you one helluva Sunday session on Sunday, November 24 from 2–10pm. The lawn bowls party is chockas with freebies, starting with a complimentary tinnie of Wayward’s raspberry sour for every single punter through the door. Plus, you’ll be able to play lawn bowls free of charge (if you can nab a green quick smart) and there’ll be a free sausage sizzle for the first 200 people.

    There’ll also be DJs spinning tropical house tunes and beach pack giveaways from day until night. Entry is free, but you should RSVP.

    Need new sunnies? Face summer head on with: Ray-Ban hexagonal flat lenses in black ($275).

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    The Relaxer
    The perfect pairing:

    On a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing quite like heading down to the beach, kicking your shoes off and dipping your toes into the water. Take these relaxing vibes a step further at Sunglass Hut’s next Face the Sun experience at Clontarf Beach.

    You can head down to the gourmet beachside soiree for just $30. The ticket will get you a pamper class, platters of fresh delicacies and treats, access to a coconut and mocktail bar, and your own pair of Sunglass Hut shades to flaunt this season. There’ll also be live music to help set the vibes. This one-day-only chill session will run from 11.30am–3pm, but if you’ve reached a state of deep zen, there’s nothing to stop you from staying put all afternoon.

    The Relaxer is just one of four Face the Sun sessions taking place this summer, which also include The The Explorer, The Raver and The Indulger. To see the full event details of this limited-edition series, head here.

    Face summer head on with: Ray-Ban hexagonal flat lenses in gold ($275).

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    BeerFest Sydney 2019
    The perfect pairing:

    After a huge success at its Sydney debut last year, Beer Fest is returning in 2019 to help you ease your way into the first weekend of summer. The festival is set to descend on Centennial Parklands in a heady blaze of music, comedy, food and, of course, beer. For this year’s Sydney event, BeerFest will round up more than 40 artisanal breweries and deliver hundreds of craft drops, all alongside a stack of great ciders, cocktails and wines. You’ll kick off the season with tastings, food and beer matchings, and free, brewer-led masterclasses showcasing one-off creations.

    This little shindig also packs a serious punch in the entertainment department, with a stacked lineup of comedy and music headlined by Art vs Science — who have also teamed up with Burnley Brewing and CryerMalt to create their own one-odd beer, which you’ll obviously be able to drink at the festival.

    Face summer head on with: Oakley Frogskins ($234.95).

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    Fairgrounds 2019
    The perfect pairing:

    Each December, the small NSW town of Berry welcomes Australia’s boutique camping festival, which takes over the local showgrounds with two days of stellar global and local musicians. The annual music, food and art festival somehow feels like a country weekend fete, but it’s also where you’ll catch a surprising number of big-name acts. This year one of Brit Pop’s leading troublemakers, Liam Gallagher, sits at the top of the bill, followed by Triple J faves DMA’s, Meg Mac, Hatchie, Dope Lemon and Julia Jacklin.

    But Fairgrounds isn’t just about the tunes. Sydney-based Dear Pluto curating the markets on the Saturday (11am–10.30pm), bringing over 20 makers, as well as a vinyl record fair (also on Saturday) and Games on the Green with tug-of-war and egg-and-spoon races. Plus, the festival arranges free use of the local swimming pool every evening until 7pm. And Jervis Bay’s award-winning Paperbark restaurant is back with its popular pop-up — expect housemade ice creams, locally sourced seafood, flatbreads and dips, as well as spiced berries.

    Face summer head on with: Ray-Ban square lenses in green/black ($215).

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    The perfect pairing:

    Sydney’s luxe floating venue Seadeck is heading back to the harbour for its fourth season of champagne-fuelled parties this summer. Seadeck’s vessel spans 42 metres, can accommodate 410 passengers and is the epitome of handcrafted luxury — from the handmade tiles and custom-designed brass bar to the bespoke furniture from every corner of the globe, everything you see was tailored for floating. Even the palm trees, standing four metres tall, took a dozen specialists to make to the right specifications. Each of the three decks is an homage to Hollywood’s golden age of the 20s, 30s and 40s.

    You’ll find Seadeck cruising through Sydney’s waters on Saturdays and Sundays until December 8. Then it’ll return for special New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day cruises. Tickets start from $30 for Sundays and $50 for Saturdays, not including food or drinks.

    Face summer head on with: Prada ($440).

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Face your summer head on with new shades from Sunglass Hut and get tickets to their exclusive summer experiences here.

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