GET YOUR GREEK ON!

Get ready to Party Like a Greek this weekend at the Paniyiri Festival!

GREEK HERITAGE

In the Heart of Brisbane

The Paniyiri Greek Festival, a vibrant celebration of Greek culture and community spirit, is set to take place this weekend 18th & 19th of May. The festival is located in Brisbane’s West End and will offer a weekend packed with traditional music, dance, food and entertainment. This long-standing event has become a staple in Brisbane’s cultural calendar, drawing thousands of attendees each year to experience the rich heritage of Greece right here in Brisbane.

PANIYIRI SIGNIFICANCE

As Brisbane prepares for the 48th Paniyiri Greek Festival, the event continues to represent the essence of Greek culture and its ability to unite diverse communities. Celebrated as Australia’s longest-running Greek festival and Queensland’s principal cultural event, the Paniyiri Festival attracts up to 50,000 visitors, making it a pivotal celebration of Greek heritage.

The festival atmosphere is electric, filled with the smells of authentic Greek food, the sounds of traditional music and the visuals of Hellenic dances. These cultural exhibitions showcase the rich history and community spirit of the Greek people.

The Paniyiri Festival plays a crucial role in promoting cultural understanding and inclusivity. Originally started in 1976 by Greek Australian’s to share their rich heritage, it has grown into an inclusive event that welcomes all, reflecting Brisbane’s multicultural landscape.

WHY MADD SPONSORS

We believe in the power of community and cultural celebration. For the sixth consecutive year, we are proud to be one of the principal sponsors of the Paniyiri Greek Festival. Our sponsorship of the festival underscores our commitment to supporting events that bring people together, promote cultural diversity and enrich our community.

Our involvement in the Paniyiri Festival is integral to our broader goal of Making a Difference Daily. Whether it’s through financial education or sponsorship, our aim is to contribute positively to our community. By being a principal sponsor, we hope to continue this tradition for many years to come, helping to ensure that the festival remains an essential part of Brisbane’s cultural calendar.

EXCITING ACTIVATIONS

This year, we are excited to offer unique and engaging activations that embody the spirit of Greece:

Win a Souvla: Don’t miss your chance to bring a piece of Greece into your backyard with our exciting “Win a Souvla” competition! All festival-goers are invited to participate by simply scanning the QR code available on Madd Lane. The winner will be announced Monday 20th, giving everyone a chance to enter throughout the weekend. Make sure to stop by, scan and enter—maybe you’ll be the lucky one to continue the celebration with your own souvla at home!

Greek Tattoos and Nail Art: Get into the festive spirit with our exclusive Greek-themed temporary tattoos and nail art. Choose from a variety of designs that celebrate iconic Greek symbols and patterns, a perfect way to show your enthusiasm for the culture!

We invite everyone to join us this weekend for plenty of fun, food and celebration. Whether you’re a lover of Greek food, enjoy lively dance and music or just looking for a family-friendly event to experience new cultures, Paniyiri is the place to be. Don’t forget to stop by our stand to partake in our exciting activities and learn more about how we’re making a difference in the community every day.

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