Melbourne’s largest Greek event organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne is back again, as the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival takes place this weekend on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of February, with lots of Greek food, music, dance, and fun for all the family, greekcitytimes.com reports.
For the 32nd year in a row, the iconic Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct will play host to Melbourne’s largest street party, with thousands expected to attend the two-day celebration of Greek culture.
Headlining the event will be one of Greece’s most popular singing sensations, Eleonora Zouganeli, on her first visit to Australia.
Festival co-chairs Leo Vlahakis and Jim Bossinakis announced the festival continues to grow, not only in footprint but in its ability to engage and entertain all Melbournians.
With over 600 performers from across Australia set to perform over the weekend, the Delphi Bank Stage will be in the centre of all the fun, playing host to a diverse range of traditional and modern Greek dance performances. A highlight will be the emotional Anatolian Awakenings performance, which will mark the connection between the Pontian, Armenian and Assyrian communities.
There will also be plenty of street food available, including dishes prepared by The Cypriot Kitchen, St. Gerry’s, Ilias The Greek, Greek Trojan Yiros, Cypriot Street Grill, To Nostimo and Honey Dee Loukoumades to feed the attendees.
Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct legends Stalactites, Tsindos and International Cakes will not miss the party and will extend their trading out onto the street.
Naturally, there is no shortage of entertainment and activities for the younger members of the family. The Lonsdale Street Greek Festival Kids Corner will be a place of fun, offering face painting, arts and craft, and a giant Kiddiepillar that will have the kids climbing, sliding and laughing all weekend.
Older kids can have fun at the festival’s sideshow alley where they can take a thrill-seeking ride, test their luck with the laughing clowns or pick up a show bag.
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