One of Australia's longest running cultural institutions, the Greek Festival of Sydney is celebrating its 40 years history with a party at Sydney's Darling Harbour on Sunday 13 March.
Greek Fest will take over Sydney's iconic location with free music, entertainment, Greek food and drinks, market stalls, dance performances and more, this much-loved festival is an event for all ages. This year, audiences are in for a treat on Sunday evening with a free performance by one of Greece’s most popular singing sensations, Melina Aslanidou on her second visit to Australia.
Aslanidou is considered to be musical royalty in Greece; she is one of the most successful singers of her generation, known for her remarkable vocal range and unique songs. She has made a name for herself, with her vocal timber and her versatile singing style, combining the traditions of Greek folk, entechno music and pop.
Tumbalong Park will be packed with food vendors, dishing up classic and modern twists on Greek snacks and sweets including everything from souvlakia, sheftalies, haloumi, loukoumades, a licensed bar and much more.
There’ll be Greek dance performances at the Convention Centre Forecourt by Sydney’s best Greek and Cypriot dancing schools, a “Karagiozi” theatre and theatre workshop for our young friends and loads of live music entertainment from local Melbourne artist Maria Maroulis.
Undoubtedly one of the most prominent multicultural events in Sydney, and a must do in the events calendar, Greek Fest Darling Harbour will give Sydneysiders a taste of Greece as the foreshore of Darling Harbour comes alive.
“Following 2 years of COVID restrictions, this festival is needed now more than ever. We know through public reaction that there is a lot of excitement surrounding this event and we are just as excited about what is being presented this Sunday. We believe it is a celebration worthy of celebrating 40 years of Greek festival” said President of the Greek Orthodox Community, Harry Danalis.
WHAT: Greek Festival of Sydney
WHEN: Sunday 13 March, 10am-10pm
WHERE: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Linked to the Darling Harbour celebration is the nine-week-long Greek Festival of Sydney, with over 30 events scheduled in this year’s quality program line-up. The Greek Festival of Sydney is an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW.
Welcome to Australia’s leading multicultural festival, where everyone is invited to celebrate and explore the beauty of Greek culture through the arts, history, entertainment and food.
For more information on the program and to book tickets to selected events, please visit www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au