Last Minute Ideas To Celebrate Father's Day Virtually Or Locally

Written by Jay-Dee Pitcaithly on 2nd September, 2020
Last Minute Ideas To Celebrate Father's Day Virtually Or Locally

While Father's Day might look a little different than usual this year for some, there are still plenty of ways you can treat your Dad on his special day. Whether you're in lockdown together in Melbourne, practising social distancing or unable to meet up on the big day, we've got your back!

Here's some inspiration to help you celebrate Father's Day the right way.

Host a virtual brunch and order your dad's favourite meal right to his doorstep

Amidst social distancing, local food delivery and pick-up services have been our saving grace. For those who can't take their dad out for a mid-arvo Pot and Parma, why not hunt down his favourite local pub or restaurant and have a meal delivered right to his doorstep. When he receives his meal, jump on your favourite video chat app and have a chin wag together.

Live in Melbourne? Our pals at Howler in Brunswick currently have a $22 takeaway special running from Wednesday through Saturday that includes any burger, fries and craft beer can. How good is that?! More info HERE.

Delicious Howler Burger ready for delivery in Melbourne for Father's Day

Image: Howler's Royale burger

Make a digital mixtape of all his favourite songs

Does your dad fancy himself a music connoisseur? Or perhaps his music game is a little off. Why not make a digital mixtape filled with his favourite tracks in the form of a Spotify or YouTube Music playlist!

Need some inspiration? Check out our Father's Day playlist featuring a bunch of new and old songs you'll both love.

Buy tickets to see your dad's favourite band or discover a new band together

You might not be able to take your dad to a massive stadium show right now but that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead. Better yet, why not score some tickets to a local show happening near you and discover a new favourite band together. With live music venues across Australia and New Zealand slowly starting to ramp things up (sorry Melbournians), now is the perfect time to secure tickets. Check out some of the shows and tours on sale via Moshtix HERE.

Special offer: Is your dad a massive Bluesfest fan? The team at Bluesfest are giving the first 100 fans who use their Father's Day promo code the chance to score a stunning merch gift pack to share with dad. Enter the offer code BLUESDAD when purchasing any adult 3 Day or 5 Day Bluesfest 2021 ticket HERE. Read full terms and conditions here

Bluesfest Father's Day Offer

Watch a live stream concert together

If you're not able to take your Dad to see his favourite band in the flesh this Father's Day, there are a bunch of artists including, Didirri, Hot Chip and Allday, hosting live stream performances over the weekend, for you and Dad to enjoy. Check out our guide to virtual events coming up HERE.

Live stream a virtual concert with dad this Father's Day

Host your own virtual beer festival

Is your dad missing his afternoons down at the local pub sinking a couple of tinnies? Why not order a whole bunch of different beers from local breweries straight to his doorstep and host your very own beer festival?! A fun activity that will not only entertain Dad but also support local businesses!

Here are a couple of our fave local breweries offering local delivery.


Red Hill Brewery - Father's Day Bundle from $25 

Two Birds - 16 pack from $48

Stomping Ground - Share a dozen with Dad from $90 (free shipping to Melbourne Metro areas over $35)


Brewdog - mixed bundles from $54

South Australia:

Pirate Life - packs from $59

Western Australia:

Otherside Brewing - packs from $25 (free shipping to the Greater Perth Region over $35)

Australia wide:

Moon Dog -mixed packs from $85

4 Pines - Packs from $18 (free bucket hat with any pacific ale product purchased)

Virtual beer festival for Father's Day