Pass the Baklava, Paniyiri is back!

Pass the Baklava, Paniyiri is back!

It's the festival that ouzos charm and epic Greek food.

Disclaimer: Due to the current weather event affecting Brisbane, Paniyiri Festival has been postponed to October 15 and 16. 

After two years of cancellations (cheers, Covid!), Brisbane’s Paniyiri Greek Festival is making its triumphant return this May!

Head over to Musgrave Park on the weekend of May 21 & 22 and enjoy two delightful days of basking in the sun, laughing with friends, and drinking wine, all while smashing through plates of Greek food. Tickets have just gone on sale to this epic event which features a huge lineup of entertainment, but we all know what you’re here for…the food. 

It’s widely known that if you want a good feed, you’ve got to go Greek, and this year’s Panyiri festival promises to deliver. Paniyiri is all about the food, and with 20 food stalls set to pump out an inordinate amount of traditional cuisine from 11 different Greek regions, you can tuck into multiple helpings of BBQ calamari, souvlaki, baklava, spanakopita and more, with zero judgement.  

Our top pick? You can’t leave without trying the honey puffs. Deep fried doughtnut-like pastries slathered in honey, sesame seeds, fruits, nuts (and even Nutella!) – just divine. 

Of course, you can’t have a cultural festival without the culture, and Paniyiri is a proud celebration of Greek dance, music, and mythology. Whether you are the dancing queen or have two left feet, we guarantee you’ll be up and revelling with the best of them at this beloved festival. 

So come along and stomp on some grapes, smash a few plates and enjoy the sweet Greek life without needing your passport. It’s easily Brisbane’s best party in a park – so be sure to grab your tickets today. Opa!


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Words by Vera Turner
- The gourmand who makes no Apollo-gies for her love of honey puffs