Want to live out your Greek fantasies without a passport? Well, you’re in luck, because Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane over the weekend of May 20 and 21, showcasing the Euro country’s best food, entertainment, music, mythology, and more.
Held since 1976, Paniyiri is the longest-running Greek festival in Australia. It’s also the largest cultural festival in Queensland, having attracted 50,000 attendees in past years. So whether you go every year or you’ve never been and are interested to learn more about Greek culture, Paniyiri isn’t one to disappoint.
The festival is known best for its grape stomping, plate smashing, Zorba dances, and delicious lineup of eats. The 2023 edition will be no different either, except for the theme this year, which is ‘Picnic at Paniyiri’, encouraging attendees to set up a spot on the ground for the day.
Choose from an array of food stalls serving up bites from several Greek regions, as well as plenty of Greek wine to taste. There will also be Greek beers to discover, plus Greek-inspired cocktails to sip on.
Assemble the squad and party like the Greeks for a day or two. Oh, and be sure to save your appetite for all the souvlaki and honey puffs you’ll be chowing down on the day. On Saturday, the festival will run from 12 – 10pm, and 10am – 7pm on Sunday.
You can grab your tickets here.