Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Greek culture to be celebrated in Perth

    18/10/2019 1:00 PM
    • Thousands to celebrate and experience Greek culture
    • Perth Greek Festival supported by the McGowan Government for $65,000

    The best of timeless and modern Greek culture will be celebrated at the 2019 Perth Greek Festival this October.


    Presented by the Hellenic Community of Western Australia, the family friendly festival will run from Saturday October 19, 2019, and culminate with the Greek Festival Day on Saturday October 26, 2019 with an outdoor festival at Russell Square in Northbridge.


    More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the Festival Day, which will feature a mouth-watering array of food and cooking demonstrations, as well as dancing, market stalls, and vibrant performances and entertainment for the whole family.


    Other highlights of the Perth Greek Festival include a:

    • Greek Heritage Walking Trail;
    • Greek Kitchen Masterclass;
    • Planted, Plucked and Pickled Olive Workshop; and a
    • Greek Movie Night.

    The McGowan Government is supporting this community festival with $5000 from the Office of Multicultural Interests, $30,000 from Healthway and $30,000 from Lotterywest.


    More information about the festival is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The Perth Greek Festival will feature many activities to see and be part of and is an opportunity for people to sample some of the best of Greek culture.


    "Events like the Perth Greek Festival reflect the amazing diversity of Western Australia's population and give us one of the most exciting and varied community calendars in the world."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600