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Lonsdale Street Festival

Lonsdale Street Festival

For the Greek Community living in Australia, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) is a must-attend event celebrating Greece’s rich culture and food.

The festival brings together Greek Australians to share the best of Greece’s culture: think food, competitions and fun activities for the kids. Delicious food is part and parcel of Greece’s amazing culture, so it is little wonder that an integral part of the festival is the various food stalls that dot the streets.

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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 consists of local and international acts; the line-up changes yearly.

The kid-friendly Lonsdale Street Festival has various activities that kids enjoy. If your child is into arts, the Lonsdale Street Festival offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy these activities with face painting and balloon sculpting. Storytelling 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 and exhilarating carnival rides. Some famous adrenaline-pumped competitions include the dance competition dubbed ‘Zorba ‘Till You Drop’ and the ‘Magic Mic’, a singing contest open to amateurs of all ages.

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. Over 60 food and drink stalls will purchase delicious treats, including Greek street food, desserts, coffees, and so much more!

Come and participate in this joyous Greek cuisine and music celebration on Lonsdale Street in the CBD.

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