The country’s longest-running Greek Festival has been postponed from its planned dates of May 21 & 22 to October 15 & 16 this year due to the inclement weather forecasted.
The chairman of the Paniyiri Organising Committee, Chris Kazonis, said it’s extremely disappointing but they have been monitoring the weather forecast closely and have no other choice but to postpone it, due to the infrastructure set-up and the damage it would cause to the ground in Musgrave Park.
“We are disappointed to have to make this decision, particularly for the community groups and charities who rely on Paniyiri as their major fundraiser; as well as all the vendors, sponsors, and the team behind the scenes and for all the people who were looking forward to coming to this, particularly given the last two years.
“But the good news is, we will be back bigger and better than ever on October 15 & 16 at Musgrave Park and we are encouraging everyone who has pre-purchased their tickets to hold onto them as they will be valid.
“Unfortunately, this is the one element of an outside festival that we can’t control. This decision was not made lightly and ultimately took into account patron, stallholder, talent, volunteers and staff safety given the current weather forecast.”
The largest cultural festival in Queensland, and the longest-running Greek festival in the country; Paniyiri, has announced its emotional return to its traditional home after a two-year, pandemic-induced pause. Highlighting the best of Greek music, Greek food and Greek culture, Paniyiri is a legend in her own right, a mighty Aphrodite, with thousands of people flocking to Musgrave Park every year for the annual celebration. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Queensland’s largest cultural festival, whether you’re a Greek or an honorary Greek. Embrace Brisbane explores Why You Should Paniyiri.
The greatest reason to attend Paniyiri is the food. Over 20 food stalls will be showcasing the tastes, recipes and secrets of authentic food from 11 different Greek regions, and where no one judges you if you eat multiple plates of BBQ calamari, souvlaki, halloumi and honey puffs. And culture, it’s a day and night celebration of Greek dance, music, and mythology. Where you can channel your inner Dionysus, the OG God of wine while enjoying a Greek wine tasting. Or discover Greek beers or treat yourself to Greek-inspired cocktails.
And culture, it’s a day and night celebration of Greek dance, music, and mythology. Where you can channel your inner Dionysus, the OG God of wine, while enjoying a Greek wine tasting. Or discover Greek beers or treat yourself to Greek inspired cocktails.
Paniyiri is a place where you live out your Greek fantasies without needing your passport.
Adults $12*, Pensioners $5*, Children (under 12) FREE
2 day pass $20*
Tickets now on sale via www.paniyiri.com