Melbourne’s largest Greek Street Party

Melbourne Greek Festival

Melbourne’s largest Greek Street Party organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne, is back for its annual Lonsdale Street Greek Festival on the 10th & 11th of  February 2018.

This year’s Festival will be larger than ever, extending further down Lonsdale Street from Swanston Street right through to Exhibition Street. With lots of entertainment across three stages, Greek food and drinks, pop-up bars, market stalls, cooking demonstrations, kid zones, dance performances, competitions and more, this much-loved Festival is an event for all ages.

Lonsdale Greek Festival

The 31st Lonsdale Street Greek Festival will be headlined by international folk musician Giannis Haroulis, who will perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday 10 February at sunset. A Cretan native, Haroulis is currently one of the most successful artists in Greece. His concerts are highly energetic, and his ability to connect with his audience has seen his career go from strength to strength, and his performance on Saturday is guaranteed to be spectacular.

Lonsdale Greek Festival

Remember to leave your hunger at home as Lonsdale Street will be lined with some of Melbourne’s best street food providers, dishing up well-loved classics and sweet treats with a twist, all weekend long. Festival favourites include The Cypriot Kitchen, St. Gerry’s, Ilias The Greek, Greek Trojan Yiros, Cypriot Street Grill, To Nostimo and Honey Dee Loukoumades will all return with their signature creations, as well as dozens more!

“We are very proud of the shape the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street Greek Festival has taken in recent years, and we encourage all Melbournians to experience some of the best Greek-inspired flavours our community has to offer”, says Bill Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne.

With thousands coming to the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival during the weekend, this year at 4pm on Sunday 11 February, the Festival will attempt the Largest Zorba Dance. All stages will pause while anyone keen to set a World Record will link arms and unite to form the Largest Zorba Dance.

Be part of the fun and make some history, or come down to experience Melbourne’s largest Greek Street Party.

WHAT:                 Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

WHEN:                 Saturday 10 February, 12pm-11pm
Sunday 11 February, 12pm-10pm

WHERE:              Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

*For more information, please visit: greekcentre.com.au

Antonia Komarkowski

Antonia Komarkowski is a second year student at the University of Sydney majoring in Modern Greek & Media & Communications. She is also on the Hellenic Club Sydney Youth Board. From a young age she loved dancing, public speaking, presenting, performing, m'cing, reading & writing. Antonia also has a passion for her Greek culture, which started at a very young age. Her parents say, “She could Greek Dance before she could run.” She loves learning about Greece's rich history, traditions, music &language & teaches Greek dancing. Seeing kids smile every time they dance makes her ecstatic- as she knew that feeling. GCT is happy to have Antonia on board as a permanent writer.

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