Some of you may recall that this year's Greek Paniyiri Festival due to be held in May of 2022 had to be postponed due to the rains. Well, I am happy to report that the new date of the 15th and 16th of October 2022 is just around the corner and it looks as if this time it will be a hello to lovely kebabs and honey balls and all your favourite snacks at Queensland's greatest Greek festival.
Greek music will be back up as well as Greek dancing. The smell of BBQ'd meat, souvla and kebabs, shieftalia, stuffed vegetables as well as spanakopita and tyropitta will be on offer as well as squeaky halloumi cheese and fries. It is Queensland's longest-running cultural festival and it is the umbrella for many Greek groups to offer their delicacies to Brisbane as well as their cultural traditions. There will be cultural displays as well as films and other exhibitions which will be on during the weekend. Come and read all about the Catastrophe of Asia Minor which occurred in 1922 and its aftermath. Listen to renowned Greek speakers on the subject and watch Hellenic dancers putting on their dance programmes from many parts of Greece but in particular those Greek communities who once lived in Asia Minor.
Go along to the two day festival to enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, Greek dances and many delicious pop-ups offering traditional food and drinks.
The festival takes place in Musgrave Park as well as the Greek Club in Edmondstone St, West End in Brisbane. Saturday 12pm -10pm | Sunday 10am – 7pm