LET’S GO GREEK FESTIVAL in Parramatta is back for 2023, with a rich cultural programme including dance, music, culinary delights, captivating exhibitions, and spectacular fireworks display on Sunday, September 10th, at 165 George St Parramatta. (Gates will open at 11 am)
The 'Let’s Go Greek Festival' beckons you to "Unleash your inner Zorba and dance to the sounds of the bouzouki" as it makes its return to Parramatta on Sunday, September 10th.
The St Ioannis Parish-Community has been reinvigorating this traditional Greek festival, which has grown over the years to become one of the largest cultural gatherings within the Greek community in Australia.
Following the tremendous success of last year's event, the festival is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors once again. The program promises unique experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds, viewed through a Greek cultural lens.
With this year's major sponsors Aussie Industries, 'Let’s Go Greek Festival' will unfold on the grounds of the St Ioannis Parish, set in the church forecourt, immediately following the conclusion of the Sunday Divine Liturgy. The festivities will continue until 6:30 pm.
The festival will offer live music featuring direct from Greece from Georgia Rappou also including many local artists which are Iho Nyx Band, Nikita Ellenis, Jess Llambis, Tommy Tsonis - Bouzouki Player, Jamison Athanasiou Klarino, Theo Skaltsas and DJ Georgie D. Also, there will be stalls with gifts and memorabilia options, as well as Greek food tasting including loukoumades, Greek coffee, souvlaki and traditional mezethes like lamb on the spit. As for the festival’s younger participants, they will be able to choose from a multitude of games and exciting activities throughout the day. “Let’s Go Greek” will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display.
"The festival's accomplishments primarily stem from the collective dedication of our team," remarked Mr. Kos Dimitriou, President of the St Ioannis Parish-Community.
"Each year, the festival's preparation is essentially a celebration in itself. We put in heartfelt effort and immense enthusiasm to provide the best possible experience to all who honour us with their presence, including Australian dignitaries and numerous visitors from various communities."
"This year's festival is no exception. Our entire community commits valuable personal time and gives their utmost to transform Parramatta into a slice of Greece within Sydney," Mr. Dimitriou continued.
"The festival's triumph owes its gratitude not only to our community members but also to the pivotal role played by sponsors and supporters. Their practical assistance enables us to bring to life every notion and concept we have for the festival's triumph."
The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney will be participating at the Greek Festival this year with an artists exhibition “Light of Byzantium“ as well as lectures by Vasilis Adrahtas, an ensemble performance at 12pm and Artist presentation at 4pm.
This year's raffle prizes you can enter by going to letsgogreekfestival.com.au
FIRST PRIZE - $10,000 Flight Centre Gift Card! Travel to Greece or anywhere you want, when you want!
SECOND PRIZE - $5,000 Fisher & Paykel Appliance Package
THIRD PRIZE - $2500 JB HI-FI Gift Card
FOURTH PRIZE - $2300 Bowerhaus Pearl necklace set
The prize will be drawn live at the Let's Go Greek Parramatta Festival and the winner will be contacted by phone or email.
Free parking available at Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus with free shuttle bus to the festival. See the website www.letsgogreekfestival.com.au for details.
Photos Copyright Nick Bourdaniotis / Bourdo Photography