The 40th anniversary Paniyiri Greek Festival is on this weekend, with two days full of Greek goodness, and fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Over four decades, Paniyiri has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek, and the state’s largest cultural festival.
The Paniyiri Main Stage in Musgrave Park will host over 20 hours of entertainment including the return of Greek Dancing with the Stars, the famous ZORBA-THON, Grape Stomping and Hellenic Dancing.
The festival will also have Olive, Honeypuff and Pasta Eating Competitions, and a competition for the Best Greek Coffee Barista.
The festival will hold over 30 food stalls showcasing the tastes, recipes and secrets of food from all corners of Greece. Cooking classes featuring some of the Greek community’s most famous and loved cooks will be held upstairs at The Greek Club over the festival weekend.
One of the most famous parts of Paniyiri is the food and flavours – since it began, Paniyiri has served up more than five million honey puffs, 340,000 sweet coffees, over four million Souvlaki, 25 tonnes Haloumi and 612,000 Dolmades.
Come along this weekend and check out the incredible array of flavours and festivities for yourself.