Paniyiri Greek Festival 2021
Brisbane's Greek festival returns after a year off — with a physical and online program, and a honey puff pop-up.
For two days each May, most of Brisbane usually heads to Musgrave Park to pretend they're in the Mediterranean. This year, though, Paniyiri will be quite different from previous years. These are the times we live in at present, so the city's massive Greek festival is adjusting.
In 2021, the fest is taking place at The Greek Club — and online. That means that there's a physical and a live-streamed component, all taking place on Saturday, May 22–Sunday, May 23.
For those keen to take part in-person, expect food, drink, partying and more. There's a reason that more than two million people have gone along to Paniyiri over the past four decades, after all. In a lineup that includes both free and ticketed components, the usual array of Greek revelry will take over the venue, spanning cooking demonstrations, music, fashion parades and Hellenic dancers. Fancy an abundance of olives, feta and grilled octopus as well? A Greek taverna night will treat you to a three-course dinner, with Greek singers providing the soundtrack.
Paniyiri's biggest 2021 drawcard just might be its honey puff pop-up, though — which'll be running from 12–4pm daily in the Greek Orthodox Church of St George car park.
Arriving hungry is always recommended, and this year watching the livestream while you're eating is, too.
Updated May 4.