Paniyiri- Annual Brisbane Greek Festival | May 2022

paniyiri greek festival dancers, traditional greek costume

The popular Paniyiri is returning to Musgrave Park again in October 2022 after being postponed from the usual May dates due to bad weather.

Paniyiri Greek Festival 2022

Queensland’s largest cultural festival, Paniyiri, is gearing up for a big celebration in 2019! Paniyiri, which honours all things Greek, is the longest-running Australian Greek festival culminates in a massive weekend of events on the 15th and 16th October 2022.

Celebrating its 46th year in 2022, the Paniyiri Festival will take place at the Greek Club, as well as in Musgrave Park in West End. Event attendees can expect to see Zorba dancing, plate smashing, honey puff eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, a pop-up Greek village and lots and lots of delicious Greek delicacies.

Honey Puffs at the Greek Festival Brisbane

What is Paniyiri?

Paniyiri began in 1976, with a group of Greek Australians dream of bringing the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and atmosphere of Greece to the streets of Brisbane. Brisbane’s Greek Festival is a community initiative, the proceeds of which are put back into the South-East Queensland Greek community through the Greek Orthodox Community of St George. Established in the 1920’s, this is Brisbane’s oldest Greek community. In 2022, the legendary Paniyiri Greek Festival in Brisbane continues to remain true to the original plan, attracting over 60, 000 visitors to the event each year.

Paniyiri Greek Festival in Musgrave Park, West End

Taking place on the last weekend of the Greek Festival, the amazing food of Greece is showcased at more than 30 food stalls in Musgrave Park at West End every year to commemorate Paniyiri. Visitors can also enjoy entertainment on the main stage, including the famous Zorba, Kalamatiano, Sirto and Sousta dances performed to live traditional Greek music.

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. 

Greek Festival Brisbane, Greek Performances with kids

Paniyiri Time and Dates 2022

Paniyiri will be held in Musgrave Park and the Greek Club in Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.

  • Saturday 15 October, 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 16 October, 10am – 7pm

Paniyiri Ticket Prices

Tickets are available for purchase online and limited tickets are available at the gate on the day. 

Tickets cost $12 plus booking fee for a one day pass and $20 plus booking fee for a 2 day pass. Tickets are required for people aged 13 years and over. Kids 12 years and under are free. 

To purchase tickets click here

For more information about Paniyiri including full program details click here 

Before you go

  • Consider safety measures for your kids. Read our article about how to keep kids safe in a crowd.
  • Take water with you, it gets really hot
  • Try and get there as it opens so you can grab a central spot near the stage. There are a limited number of chairs for the public too which are always a win if you plan to be there for the day.
  • Don’t eat for a couple of days before you go because did someone say Greek food!!!

Paniyiri Greek Festival Brisbane, Dancing, Greek Dancing

To find out more about Brisbane’s wonderful array of regular cultural festivals, take a look at the upcoming Brisbane Festivals.

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