Paniyiri has already been and gone for 2018, but it's not the only Brisbane festival celebrating all things Greek. Across the weekend of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, Riverland is saying "opa!" to Greek food, drinks, music and dancing — and plate smashing.
Specifically, you can expect to feast on Greek Street Kantina's gyros, souvlaki and grilled haloumi, as well as its chicken or lamb-loaded fries. And, you can expect to sip Mythos Hellenic lager, ouzo and cocktail jugs. Pair all of the above with a watery view, and it's the closest you'll come to soaking in the Mediterranean air without hopping on a plane.
As for the Greek band, zorba dancers and broken crockery, that'll happen between 2–5pm each day. Greek Festival Weekend runs from midday until close on both days, however, with free entry.