Darwin’s Greek Glenti Festival Sells Over 3 Tons of Octopus

The 23rd Annual Greek Glenti Festival was held yesterday afternoon, at the historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin. It was a vibrant festival where the Greek community shared their culture with locals and visitors.

About 40,ooo people attended the special event. ”The biggest Saturday night we have ever seen at Glenti”, said MC Evan Papandonakis.

Three tons of barbecued octupus were sold during the event! Participants had the opportunity to taste delicious Greek dishes, listen to Greek music and watch people dance to traditional Greek music.

The money collected in the fundraising event will go to the Menzies School of Health Research. The Greek Orthodox Community of North Australia runs this event annually, and this year the festival’s aim is to give financial aid to the Menzies School.


  1. Congratulations Darwin Greek Community of Northern Australia, your praises are not sung enough especially about the great fund raising you do each year at your Glenti Festival.  Outstanding as usual.

    Wendy.J. Seymour – Ex Darwin Resident…