Western Sydney’s premier “Let’s Go Greek Festival” took place on Sunday, September 9, attracting over 20,000 visitors who enjoyed a great day of Greek food, music, dance and culture.
The NSW Government was proud to support the Festival with $200,000 over four years and was officially opened by Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee.
“This family-friendly festival has become a staple in Parramatta’s diary,” Dr Lee said.
“It brings together and celebrates the outstanding contribution of the Australian Greek community in Western Sydney. Let’s Go Greek is a great source of visitors to our local community, attracting more than 25,000 people annually,” he added.
Dr Lee said Parramatta was proud to host the Let’s Go Greek Festival, now in its sixth year.
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Showcasing live Greek music, dancing, food, and market stalls, cultural exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and a variety of activities for children, the Let’s Go Greek Festival made sure there was something special for all members of the community to enjoy.
Australia's Archbishop Makarios attended the Festival and made his way around the crowds and stalls while greeting visitors of all ages, who were excited to meet His Eminence.
MC for the event was George Kapiniaris and guest speakers included His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Mr Christos Karras, Consul General for Greece in Sydney, The Hon David Coleman, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, and Julie Owens, Federal MP for Parramatta.
*All images by Nick Bourdaniotis Photography (Copyright)