Greek Culture Takes Center Stage at Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street Festival

The 33rd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture, arts, food and entertainment takes over Lonsdale street on Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1.

Australia’s longest-running Greek festival returns featuring some of the country’s most talented performers, musicians, dancers, chefs, cooks and competitors for a weekend of Greek-flavored fun!

Festival co-chairs Dimitris Bossinakis and Leonidas Vlachakis are convinced that this year’s Festival will be the biggest and the best.

“The 33rd Antipodes Festival will include more booths, vendors and artists than ever before, proving the popularity and reputation of this festival not only here but also abroad,” said Dimitris Bosinakis.

Leonidas Vlachakis added: “We encourage all Melbourne residents to attend. Attracting over 100,000 people a year is truly a celebration of cultural diversity. Our goal is to share Greek culture with all.”

Organizers say that there will be something for the entire family to enjoy including children’s rides and activities as well as an endless array of mouth-watering Greek culinary delights!

Food stalls with delicious treats, beer, and wine will be located along the street. Numerous venues will host music concerts and performances by dancers.

Among the most popular are the “Zorba ‘Till You Drop” dance contest, “Kaimaki King”—a competition among the cafes’ chefs, and “Loukoumadomania”—the sweet-tooth competition. A diverse entertainment program is prepared for children including drawing, modelling, as well as a lot of attractions.