OPA! Sydney❜s Greek Festival Is A Darling Harbour Delight for Families

  • Sat Feb 24 - Sun Feb 25 2024
  • All Ages
  • Free!

Hold onto your hats, Sydney-siders, culture enthusiasts, and food lovers - the Greek Festival of Sydney is making its grand return to Darling Harbour, and it's promising to be an all-out extravaganza. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival is set to transform the weekend of February 24 and 25 into a lively celebration of Greek-Australian culture, complete with music, dance, food, and fun for all ages.

A Feast for the Senses

Greek Food
Greek Food.

Prepare yourself for a sensory overload of the most delightful kind. The festival will kick off with the enchanting sounds of Melina Aslanidou, setting the stage for a weekend filled with cultural immersion. Stroll through the myriad of pop-up stalls, where handcrafted gems await discovery, offering everything from traditional jewellery to bespoke homewares.

And for the kiddos? They're in for a treat with face painting, craft workshops, and more, ensuring that the next generation gets a full taste of Greek festivities.

Culinary Delights and Cultural Beats

But what's a Greek festival without a feast to remember? Dive into heaping plates of loukoumades, those honey-soaked doughnut delights, or tear into lamb souvlaki that's as tender as it is flavorful, all while sipping on icy Mythos beers.

The real heart-stopper, though, is the lineup of traditional dance performances and workshops scheduled across the weekend. From the Aristotelion Academy of Greek Traditional Dancers to the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW Dance Group, each performance promises to be a spectacle of grace and history.

Not-to-Miss Highlights

Saturday's Schedule Highlights:

  • A non-stop dance extravaganza at the Main Stage in Tumbalong Park, featuring groups like the Sydney Sizmos Performers and the Pontian Association of NSW.
  • Family fun at the Darling Quarter Village Green South with face painting, a colouring competition, and a magic show to dazzle the young (and young at heart).

Sunday's Serenade:

  • The Main Stage continues to buzz with energy, showcasing talents from the Canberra Hellenic Dancers to the much-anticipated performance by Melina Aslanidou.
  • The Darling Quarter Village Green South keeps the family vibes going with character parties, games, and even Greek flag tattoos for the little warriors.

And let's not forget the Palm Grove, where dance schools and cultural groups will showcase their moves, proving that the Greek spirit is alive and thriving in Sydney.

Where:    Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, 11 Harbour Street, Sydney
When:     February 24 and 25 February, starting at 10 am.
Cost:       Free

For More Information, please visit Greek Festival Darling Harbour.

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