One of the most popular smaller scale festivals that bring together the members of Melbourne’s Greek Orthodox Community is the annual Greek Festival in Coburg, held by The Presentation of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church.
On Sunday 4 February members of the local parish and Hellenic tradition afficionados gathered on the grounds of the Victoria Street church and celebrated their Greekness at a feast from 11.00 am till 6.00 pm.
Now in its 34th year, the festival was made possible with the help of volunteers and sponsors who made sure attendees could enjoy delicious treats such as souvlaki and classic Greek sweets, with cold frappe and soft drinks.
There were also several dancing performances from traditional dance groups and daring guests to the sound of Greek music and cooking demonstrations.
The family-friendly event catered for the younger members of the community with children’s entertainment, interactive play, and activities including a carousel and a mini-fun park.
Melbournians could also walk through an array of stalls and pop-up stores sporting souvenirs from Greece and products from local manufacturers.