For many Greek-Australian's, Melbourne is very much a second Athens. With a proud tradition of Greek immigration to this 'Great Southern Land', any Greek festival on in Melbourne is guaranteed to deliver a great day out.
For those in the South-East suburbs or able to visit next weekend, the 16th annual Greek Festival shall take place in Heatherton. For those keen on the chance to experience some authentic Greek cuisine next weekend represents a great opportunity, with souvlakia and loukoumades proudly advertised as on offer.
Alongside the traditional food, a solid number of other attractions shall feature. Alongside arts & crafts, and a petting zoo, there is a parade scheduled for 3.30pm that promises to provide "thousands of Cadbury chocolates and lollies thrown into the crowd as the themed floats drive around the festival."
In summary, you've a chance to get down to a great multicultural event, sample some quality Greek food - and if in the vicinity at 3.30pm - see a parade with confectionery flying left, right, and centre. The Greek Festival at Heatheron: a great ethnic community putting on a great afternoon in Melbourne.