Brisbane is home to a very proud Greek community, and this month they are set to turn Musgrave Park blue and white to showcase the best of Greek culture and cuisine.
This year is particularly special for organisers, with 2018 marking 42 years since the event was established.
“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 – an admirable success story for the celebration that started in 1976 when a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane,” organisers said.
Over 60,000 people are expected to turn out over the weekend, taking place over two days on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May.
It’s best to turn up on an empty stomach, with over 30 authentic Greek food stalls featuring everything from succulent meats, haloumi, and loukoumades.
There’s also a line-up of Greek chefs who will take the food experience to the next level with demonstrations that will give them the chance to interact with festival-goers and impart some of their culinary wisdom.
To mark the milestone, there is a jam-packed schedule of entertainment lined-up, promising something for each member of the family, even the little ones.
Brisbane’s Paniyiri Greek Festival is taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May at Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane, QLD. Stay up-to-date with the program on Facebook @Paniyiri, and to purchase tickets visit paniyiri.com