Giasou! The 29th annual Darwin Greek Glenti will be on Saturday and Sunday 10 - 11 June 2017 from 10am until midnight. This vibrant festival will be held in Bicentennial Park Esplanade, Darwin City. The Darwin Greek Glenti will share the Greek community's culture, food, wine, dance and music with locals and visitors.
The Darwin Greek Glenti Festival 2017
There are plenty of reasons to visit Glenti Festival again this year. You can see people wearing traditional Greek clothing and admire those unique costumes. Glenti will have local and interstate entertainment and acts while you enjoy delicious Greek delicacies, such as grilled octopus and souvlaki. You can also taste Greek wines and beers from Greece.
Darwin's five Greek dance groups will perform dances from the islands and regions of mainland Greece for Glenti 2017. The musical line-up this year feautures Maria Stavropoulou (the Greek-Australian songstress who made it onto Greece's version of The Voice), the Glenti All Stars Band, an ensemble of Australia's top Hellenic session musicians, the Greek Youth Band, and many more.
Big preparation before big day
Beside Greek cooking demos, the Galaktoboureko bake-off competition is back in 2017. Galaktoboureko is a Greek custard slice. Registrations for Galaktoboureko will be open until Thursday 8 June 2017.
Galaktoboureko bake off competition
Glenti 2017 will launch the new Greeks with Talent segment, by showcasing two local Greek bands with the band members aged from 12 to 17 years old. These two bands are phenomenal so make a point of listening to them live during both days. Throughout both days of the festival the Dreamworks Trolls will be on show, too.
Some rides for children
On Sunday 11 June 2017, there will be an after party at the Discovery Night Club on 89 Mitchell St Darwin for 18 years old and over. The "It's All Greek To Me" after party features DJ Johnny G, the Glenti All Stars Band, Maria Stavropoulou and Adonis Lyras from Kinis Live Melbourne. Ticket will be $25 and it is an official fundraiser for The Greek Youth Community. Door will open at 10pm.
The Darwin Greek Glenti Festival is a free event suitable for all ages. There will be free parking at Chinatown Darwin. Experience the largest show of ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory calendar. Opa!