About the Festival

The Greek Festival of Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and longest-running annual cultural events.

The Greek Orthodox Community NSW (GOC) is the oldest and largest organised Greek community entity in the country. It was established in 1897 to serve the spiritual, cultural and socio-economic needs of the Greek settlers and their children.

The community has been staging the Greek Festival of Sydney during the months of February, March, April, May and June and this year is celebrating 42 years. The Greek Festival of Sydney was established in 1980 by the Greek Community Council, a body representing all the major Greek organizations of the time. It arose out of the Greek Community’s need to express and to maintain cultural and artistic practices. The Festival’s portfolio boasts a plethora of artistic and cultural events including a 2-day outdoor festival at Darling Harbour, a 10-day film festival (October), theatrical performances, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, folkloric activities, music and cross-cultural activities

The Greek Festival of Sydney is one of New South Wales’s most dynamic Festivals attracting artists from around the globe. The Festival is the Greek Community’s most prestigious department and while its activities focus on celebrating the Greek-Australian lifestyle, culture and heritage, its appeal is much broader. The Festival reflects the multicultural nature of Australia, and aims to promote the Greek-Australian community in a way that invites interest from all members of the Australian community.

FESTIVAL CHAIR
Nia Karteris

FESTIVAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Chryssa Karagiannidou

FESTIVAL ASSISTANT & ART DESIGNER
Eleni Skarlatou 

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT
Dr Alfred Vincent 

ART DIRECTION & DESIGN
Aaron Carney, Copybook 

FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
Panagiota Avramidis, Tina Dalakakis, Harry Danalis (President – GOC), Manos Fountoulis, Themis Kallos, Vasiliki Mitsios, Manolis Plantzos, Constantine Spiropoulos, Andrew Smyrnis, Michael Tsilimos (Secretary – GOC), Dr. Alfred Vincent

 

 

Contact

206-210 Lakemba St,
Lakemba NSW Australia 2195

02 9750 0440

greekfestival@goc.com.au