Paniyiri Greek Festival will be held on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, this year, making it the longest running cultural festival in Queensland and the longest running Greek festival in Australia!
Greek Dancing with the Stars competition on Saturday May 18 at 7.00pm. It promises to be colourful, comical and controversial, when celebrities including Lincoln Younes, Kelly Paterniti, Jake and Elle, plus Seven presenter Kim Busteed and B105 presenter Pete Curulli collide chaotically in a challenge that will separate the twinkle toes from the two left feet.
In Musgrave Park more than 30 food stalls will showcase the tastes, recipes and secrets of food from all corners of Greece while on the main stage famous Greek dances the Zorba, Sirto, Kalamatiano and Sousta, performed to music performed on traditional Greek instruments including the bouzouki, tarabuka, lira and laouto are enjoyed by Greeks and non-Greeks alike in a wonderful cross cultural celebration.
The Paniyiri Main Stage in Musgrave Park will host over 20 hours of entertainment over the weekend including the return of Greek Dancing with the Stars with surprise special guests; a world record Zorba attempt; Grape Stomping, Olive and Honeypuff Eating Competitions; Hellenic Dancing and Zorba Till You Drop. The Greek Club will be a hive of activity with the popular traditional Greek Cooking Demonstrations featuring Queensland’s culinary greats plus the screening of cultural films and just next door, the Greek Orthodox Church will conduct tours to the beautiful sounds of the Byzantine Choir.