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 October 15 – 16, showcasing the Euro country’s best food, entertainment, music, mythology, and more.
The festival was meant to happen over the weekend of May 21 – 22 but was postponed due to the wet weather and protecting the ground at Musgrave Park from infrastructure damage. Those who have held onto their tickets will be able to use them for the postponed dates.
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 2022 edition will be no different either. Choose from 20 food stalls serving up bites from 11 different 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.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for pensioners, and free for kids under 12. Two-day passes can also be purchased for $20. You can grab yours here.
All funds raised at the festival will be distributed to the 25,000-strong Greek community of South East Queensland.