It’s meant to bucket down all weekend where we are, but that won’t dampen our spirits. As far as we’re concerned, there’s still plenty to be excited about as we look towards the warmer (and hopefully dryer) months. Whether it’s food and beer celebrations, pooch-friendly festivities or amazing charity events, this week’s Feel-Good Friday is jam-packed with everything you need to live it up over the break.
Grab some Silly Socks Ahead of McHappy Day
McHappy day is set to take place on Saturday, 19 November, with all funds helping seriously ill and injured children and their families stay close together whilst undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Monster Jam star Camden Murphy visited the Ronald McDonald House in Randwick yesterday afternoon to meet some of the incredible families staying at Ronald McDonald House and to witness first-hand the life-changing support services provided by RMHC. The driver was in town ahead of the event’s 3oth anniversary, which kicks off at Accor Stadium on Saturday, October 8 at 6pm in Sydney.
Australians can support this year’s McHappy Day fundraiser by:
- During McHappy Time (from October 26) – Picking up a pair of $5 Silly Socks, or Helping Hands for $2, $10 or $50 from their local Macca’s or via McDelivery.
- On McHappy Day (Saturday, November 19) – Buying a Big Mac from their local Macca’s or via McDelivery, with $2 from every Big Mac sold going directly to RMHC.
Making a donation online by visiting the Ronald McDonald House website.
Tinder’s Big Rainbow has Found its Home
Australia has voted and Tinder has today announced that Daylesford, the rainbow capital of Victoria, has been named as the future home of The Big Rainbow. While Daylesford is named as the new home of The Big Rainbow with the majority of the 16,000 votes, Tinder has confirmed that Hay, NSW was an incredibly close second.
Daylesford, the Traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, is already known as the home of Chillout Festival, one of the longest-running events in the country that celebrates regional LGBTQIA+ pride, and will welcome The Big Rainbow as a symbol of equality and unity.
In addition to the landmark, Tinder has earmarked AU$100,000 that will be donated across various regional community organisations to support programmes for the regional LGBTQIA+ community. To learn more, head over to The Big Rainbow Project website.
Eastside Unlocked Announces Four-Week Festival
Eastside Sydney today announced Eastside Unlocked, an epic four-week festival celebrating the very best of Sydney’s inner-east creative precinct, with drag, art, food, music, performance and more for the entire month of October. Sydneysiders are invited to rediscover the Harbour city’s liveliest suburbs, Potts Point, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Woolloomooloo, through over 80 colourful and diverse events at 35 venues across the precinct. To learn more about Eastside Unlocked, or for the full program of free and ticketed events, please visit the Eastside Sydney website.
WorldPride Takes Flight with Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is celebrating WorldPride 2023 by hosting the world’s highest drag show at 40,000ft with fabulous fashion and plenty of colourful, onboard entertainment. Customers won’t want to miss Air New Zealand’s direct flights from Auckland and San Francisco to the largest global LGBTQIA+ event in Sydney.
Building on the legacy of the Air New Zealand Pink flights, these services will be far from ordinary, boasting a full programme of entertainment from drag shows to dance routines and plenty of surprises! RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star drag queen Anita Wigl’it will be keeping customers entertained as they wing their way to Sydney’s WorldPride Mardi Gras.
With hundreds of thousands of people all over the world heading to the city for the festival, Air New Zealand is helping people get there in style with a direct flight from San Francisco to Sydney on 20 February 2023 and another from Auckland to Sydney on 24 February 2023.
Frenchies Launch 2022 Oktoberfeast Celebration
Frenchies Bistro & Brewery in The Cannery, Rosebery invites Sydneysiders to celebrate the famous German beer festival the Frenchies way, with their Oktoberfeast event set to make a return later this month.
Taking place on Saturday, 22nd October, from 12pm, the event will feature Frenchies extensive selection of beers, including a German Lager that is being brewed especially for the day, as well as classic dishes such as pretzels, wursts with sauerkraut, crispy skin pork knuckle with beer gravy, and apfelstrudel.
There will be games on the day, including a tug of war challenge and nail hammering, with beer related prizes to be won, including for Best Oktoberfest Outfit! All ticket holders will receive a stein on arrival, which they can sip from on the day, and take home with them at the end, too. Reserve your spot by clicking here.