Greek dancing performances, live Greek music, food trucks, market stalls and the famous Greek hospitality take centre stage at the annual Greek Street Fair Burwood on Sunday, November 12 from 11am to 5pm.
“Thanks to the increased support of Burwood Council, we are excited to announce that this year the event will take place in an expanded and more prominent location – Railway Parade Burwood, immediately outside the Church of St Nectarios, and Burleigh Street. We’re so grateful for the way that Council has embraced this event over the years, but especially this year,” Greek Street Fair Burwood Event Director, Christina Efthymiades AM, said.
“This growing and popular event is organised to celebrate and share the Greek cultural heritage and spirit with the community. Burwood Council’s incredible financial support, and the provision of organisational support from its staff, is so gratefully appreciated.”
Started in 2012, Greek Street Fair Burwood is a nod to the centuries-old tradition of the outdoor Greek ‘panigiri’ – cultural festivals which take place throughout Greece to commemorate the feast day of the patron saint of each local village. There is always music, festive dancing, delicious food and a great spirit of togetherness.
In the spirit of that tradition, Greek Street Fair Burwood always takes place on the Sunday immediately after the Feast Day of Saint Nectarios, which is commemorated throughout the world each year on November 9.
“Since the establishment of our Parish and Community in Burwood in 1970, we have always organised festivals of this type in different forms and scales, but Greek Street Fair Burwood is particularly special because of the way it has been embraced by the entire Sydney community, with people of all ages and cultural heritages coming along to join in the fun,” Ms Efthymiades said.
The event will include performances from Paradise Band so the community can dance the afternoon away, a special appearance from online cooking sensation YiaYia from YiaYia’s Kitchen and DJ Krazy Kon launching his 20 Year Edition Greece Mix Album with album signings and giveaways.
In addition to the live Greek music and dancing performances, the event will also include activities for children, competitions, food trucks, market stalls, prizes to be won and the chance to meet Mitsos the Greek Street Fair Donkey and Plato the Greek Dancing Cat.
Everyone who attends can also enter the free draw to win Two Nights’ Accommodation and Breakfast for two at Crown Plaza Burwood.
“Greek Street Fair Burwood is a wonderful celebration of the Greek culture and a great opportunity to demonstrate what makes our heritage so special. It’s a great day out for all and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone on Sunday, November 12,” Ms Efthymiades said.
Enjoy performances throughout the day from:
- Paradise Band
- The Nassibian Dancers
- Sydney Sizmos
- The Cyprus Community of NSW Dancers
- Sophia Ventouris School of Greek Dance
- The Institute of Hellenic Dance and Culture
- The Kalymnian Association of NSW Dancers
- Rallis School of Greek Dance
- The Cretan Association of Sydney and NSW Dancers
Greek Street Fair Burwood: Sunday 12 November, 11am to 5pm, Railway Parade and Burleigh Street Burwood (close to Burwood train station). All welcome!