For the Greek Community living in Australia, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) is a must-attend event that celebrates the rich culture and food of Greece.
The festival brings together Greek Australians to share the very best of Greece’s culture: think food, competitions and fun activities for the kids. Delicious food is part and parcel of Greek’s amazing culture, so it is little wonder that an integral part of the festival is the various food stalls that dot the streets.
Lonsdale Street Festival 2017 – Greek Antipodes Festival Dates
As you sample the food, grab a drink from the on-location bar and sit back to relax as you enjoy the live entertainment. This live entertainment is constituted of both local and international acts and the line-up changes each year.
The kid-friendly Lonsdale Street Festival has various activities in which kids to enjoy. If your child is into arts, then the Lonsdale Street Festival offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy these activities with face painting and balloon sculpting. Story telling at the festival is also quite popular for the little ones who enjoy reading and there will also be rides.
Other activities include live demonstrations by renowned chefs as well as exhilarating carnival rides. Some of the famous adrenaline-pumped competitions include the dance competition dubbed ‘Zorba ‘Till You Drop’ and the ‘Kaimaki King’ for Greek Cafes in Australia.
The following times and locations have been scheduled for the 2017 festival:
- Zorba Til you Drop: Saturday 25 February 2017 at 1pm, Delphi Bank Stage
- Glykeria: Saturday 25 February 2017 at 8.30pm, Delphi Bank Stage
- Magic Mic: Sunday 26 February 2017 at 5pm
- Stratakis Brothers: Sunday 26 February 2017 at 8pm, Delphi Bank Stage
Have a sweet tooth? Take part in the Loukoumadomania to see who can eat the most of these decadent treats in one minute with fantastic prizes for the winners. There will be over 60 food and drink stalls where you can purchase some delicious treats including Greek streed food, desserts, coffees and so much more!
Come and be a part of this joyous celebration of Greek cuisine and music located on Lonsdale Street in the CBD.