THE Estia Greek Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a move to Hobart’s waterfront

Greek party hits waterfront

Source: THE MERCURY

Dancers from the Hellenic Cultural Studies Centre gear up for the Estia Greek Festival next month. From left, Domonique Pavlides, 14, Michaela Delmadoros, 18, Andoni Pavlides, 14, Pia Dobie, 14, and Katina McMaster, 12. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES

The street fair has previously been held in North Hobart, but will shift to Princes Wharf Shed 1.

It will also run for two days, on the weekend of March 16 and 17.

Tourism Minister Scott Bacon said it was an important festival in Hobart’s growing events calendar.

“The festival is well supported by locals and visitors alike, and is a wonderful opportunity for all Tasmanians to experience our Greek community’s rich culture expressed through food, music, dance, arts and crafts,” Mr Bacon said.

Celebrations will stretch into the week, finishing with the popular Taverna night on March 23, at Hellenic House, with art and craft exhibitions and lectures.

More than 10,000 people attended the festival last year. Organisers said it was a great opportunity to showcase Greek culture to the wider community.

 

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