Greek festival welcomes everyone to party
KEEP the weekend of May 20-21 free for the 2017 Paniyiri Greek Festival.
This year the festival will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famed Hellenic Dancers and it is set to be a biggie.
The dancers, aged from 70 years to just three years, wear traditional costume and present a colourful and character-full multi-generational celebration of Greek Australia.
In four decades, Paniyiri has grown to become Queensland's signature celebration of all things Greek and the state's largest cultural festival, as well as the country's longest running Greek festival.
It is an admirable success story for a celebration that started in 1976 when a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane.
Fast forward to 2017 and this kaleidoscopic cultural explosion is legendary.
More than 60,000 are expected to celebrate during the course of the weekend.