Semaphore Greek Festival returns to South Australia in January 2024


Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and culture as the Semaphore Greek Festival returns with its cheerful theme, “Semaphore Smiles” (#sema4smiles). This vibrant celebration of Greek heritage and community spirit is set to take place on January 13 and 14 next year at the stunning Semaphore Foreshore in Adelaide, South Australia.

Now in its 43rd year, the festival, organised by the Greek Orthodox Community of the Nativity of
Christ, Port Adelaide & Environs, is a cherished event in SA. It brings together the best of Greek culture, from mouth-watering traditional cuisine to spectacular performances by some of Adelaide’s finest Greek Australian talents.

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Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and culture as the Semaphore Greek Festival returns in 2024.

“We are overjoyed to present ‘Semaphore Smiles’ as our theme for this year’s festival,” President John
Douvartzidis said.

“This theme is a tribute not just to our rich Greek heritage, but it’s also a reflection of the joy and unity that radiate through our diverse South Australian community. From the tireless smiles of our dedicated volunteers to the sun-kissed smiles that light up the Semaphore in summer, each smile is a symbol of our deep connection to culture and the joy it brings.

“We’re inviting everyone to join us in this celebration, where every smile tells a story of community, culture, and shared happiness.”

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This year’s theme is “Semaphore Smiles” (#sema4smiles).

Festival Highlights:

Culinary Delights: For 43 years, the festival has been known for its authentic Greek cuisine, and this year is no exception. Indulge in beloved dishes like Yiros, Lamb Kontosouvli, and the ever-popular Loukoumades, each carrying a taste of Greece’s rich culinary tradition.

Dance and Music: Experience the vibrant energy of traditional Greek dancing and modern entertainment. Local Greek Australian artists will showcase a blend of classic and contemporary performances, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Community and Culture: Beyond the food and entertainment, the festival is a celebration of the strong bonds within the Greek community and the wider South Australian population. It’s a time for people of all backgrounds to come together and share in the joy of Greek culture.

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For 43 years, the festival has been known for its authentic Greek cuisine.

Interactive Events and Prizes: All day, families can engage in interactive events, making it a perfect
outing for all ages.

Family-Friendly Environment: The festival promises a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for families, ensuring a fun-filled experience for everyone.

The Semaphore Greek Festival gratefully acknowledges the major support from the Government of South Australia and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council. This partnership is crucial in highlighting and preserving Greek culture within South Australia’s multicultural tapestry. For more information on the festival schedule and activities, visit Instagram @sema4greekfest or get in touch at /




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