Get ready to celebrate Greek culture at this colossal festival on the historic Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct. There’s going to be over 90 stalls, entertainment, children’s activities, and of course, delicious food and drink. Antipodes Festival will take place on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23.
This delightful event, also known as the Lonsdale St Greek Festival, was originally meant to take place in March earlier this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic. But now, it’s coming back this October, and is set to be the biggest celebration of Greek culture in Australia.
Browse through stalls along the street, which will be complemented by traders from the Lonsdale St Precinct. Then, have fun, dance and enjoy acts from three entertainment stages and feel amazed by roving performers. There will be plenty of rides and activities to keep the kids happy. Meanwhile, the grown ups can enjoy a drink from multiple bars. There will also be a wide range of Greek food to try.
The Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct is undergoing a revamp to get it ready for the festival, and to keep it as a welcoming space for the years to come. Upgrades include adding new greenery, improving dining facilities and repairing broken bluestone pavers.
“Melbourne’s Lonsdale St Greek precinct is a vibrant hub of culture and celebration,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp. “For decades Lonsdale St has been the home of our Greek community, boasting some of the best restaurants in the city and hosting the annual Antipodes Greek Festival.”
Applications for stall holders and performers at the festival are still open. Antipodes Festival is free to attend, and will run from 10am to 11pm on Saturday, and 10am to 10pm on Sunday.