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The Paniyiri Greek Festival Returns to Brisbane

The largest cultural festival in Queensland, Paniyiri, has announced its return after two-years due to the pandemic and wet weather.

By Steff WillisMonday 10 Oct 2022TrendingReading Time: 2 minutes

Paniyiri is the largest Greek festival in Australia, and a global celebration of culture and community.

The Paniyiri Greek Festival, where people stomp grapes, smash plates, dance the zorba, and dine on an incredible array of savoury and sweet Greek treats, will once again take over Musgrave Park in South Brisbane on the weekend of October 15 and October 16.

Celebrating its 46th year in 2022, the Paniyiri Festival was started in 1976 by a group of passionate Greek Australians who wanted to share their culture and cooking with the wider community. Paniyiri; a not-for-profit event, has grown from a simple Sunday picnic in Musgrave Park, into an extraordinary two day and night festival that attracts up to 50,000 people for a weekend of cultural discovery, dining and dancing.

The official program has been released which features a huge lineup of entertainment including a dedicated kids’ zone full of rides and activities, plus kids under 12 get in for FREE!

Tickets include cultural presentations, cooking demonstrations, entertainment including live music, dancing and DJs; art exhibitions, fashion parades, even a pop-up Greek village to visit!

Paniyiri dancing

Source: Supplied / Paniyiri Greek Festival

Paniyiri is a non-profit event and all funds raised are distributed back to the community via the Brisbane Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane’s oldest Greek community established in the 1920s.

Services that benefit from funds donated by Paniyiri include the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Greek Ethnic School of Saint George, GOC Care, Aged & Community Care, Welfare, Childcare, Saint Nicholas Nursing Home and many more.

Tickets are available for purchase online and limited tickets are available at the gate on the day. Tickets are required for people aged 13 years and over.

To learn more about the festival and to get tickets, visit the website. Opa!

HoneyPuffs at Paniyiri

Source: Supplied / Paniyiri Greek Festival