FESTIVAL INFORMATION​

The Paniyiri 2022 Greek Festival, Brisbane’s world renowned cultural festival where everyone is encouraged to dine, dance, and party like a Greek, will take over Musgrave Park in South Brisbane on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16, October.  

No other event gives Brisbane a jolt of pure joy like this festival of Greek fun which opens a window to one of the world’s most interesting and ancient cultures. 

Paniyiri Greek Festival is a multi-sensory experience where all ages and abilities are encouraged to dance the Zorba, stomp some grapes, shop the market stalls & sample the huge variety of savoury or sweet delicacies from multiple food stalls representing the different Greek regions. 

Tickets include cultural presentations, cooking demonstrations, entertainment including live music, dancing and DJs; art exhibitions, fashion parades, even a pop-up Greek village to visit!  

This festival of fun will have you feeling like you’ve joined Brisbane’s largest extended family.

Come discover what it’s like to #partylikeagreek

We can’t wait to see you
Saturday 12pm -10pm | Sunday 10am – 7pm

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbal and Jagera people of Meeanjin, and offer our respect to elders past, present and emerging as we all work towards a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.

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About Us

History

Paniyiri is the longest running cultural festival in Queensland, the largest Greek festival in Australia, and a global celebration of culture and community. 

Started in 1976 by a group of passionate Greek Australians who wanted to share their culture and cooking with the wider community, Paniyiri; a not-for-profit event, has grown from a simple Sunday picnic in Musgrave Park, into an extraordinary two day and night festival that attracts up to 50,000 people for a weekend of cultural discovery, dining and dancing. 

After the success of their inaugural year, the Paniyiri committee decided it was their musicians and dancers who would bring this celebration of Greek culture to life!  Which led to the creation of Brisbane’s first Hellenic dance club. The Hellenic dancers performed for the first time in 1978, showcasing traditional dances in traditional costumes from the various regions of Greece, and have participated at every Paniyiri Festival since! Their passionate performances, supported by the stirring and soulful traditional Greek music, now a huge drawcard for this deeply authentic festival. 

And the incredible food on offer that Paniyiri is famous for, showcases not only Greece’s incredible culinary history which has evolved over thousands of years, but offers a lesson in Greek life where food is as important as family.

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for their continued and generous support.  Sponsorship is critical for Paniyiri to survive and thrive, and creating bespoke experiences and activations for our sponsors has allowed this extraordinary event to evolve each year. If you or your company would like to know more about sponsoring Paniyiri and connecting with our highly engaged and passionate community, send an email requesting a sponsorship proposal document to sponsorship@paniyiri.com