Brisbane goes Greek for the famous Paniyiri Greek Festival
Famously diarised by all food, dance and festival goers for the third weekend in May, the acclaimed Paniyiri Greek Festival will be held next weekend (May 20 and 21) and will this year celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hellenic Dancers. Whether you’re a devoted annual high kicker, a fan of Greek culture, or a mad food lover (who doesn’t love Greek food!), there’s plenty to taste, do and see at this year’s Paniyiri!
Over four decades Paniyiri has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and the state’s largest cultural festival as well as the country’s longest running Greek festival. More than 60,000 are expected to celebrate over the weekend of May 20 & 21. Paniyiri is a community initiative of the 25,000-strong Greek community of South East Queensland. Funds raised are channelled back into the community via the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane. It is Brisbane’s oldest Greek community established in the 1920s.
Tickets are available at the gate and are also available for purchase online from paniyiri.com
Date: Saturday May 20 from 12noon to 10pm AND Sunday May 21 from 10am to 7pm
Location: Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane
Info: www.paniyiri.com or 07 3844 1166
Tickets:$12 Adults (13+), $5 all Pensioners, Children FREE. Two-day pass $20. Tickets online at www.paniyiri.com