The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival 2019
The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival is one of the premier Greek cultural festivals in Australia and one of the largest of its kind in Australia. A volunteer-driven event, the Festival showcases and celebrates Greek culture and heritage within South Australia’s broader multicultural context.
Many generations of local volunteers dedicate endless hours to make the festival a success. It is this community and family spirit that underpins the success of the Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival. Right now, Adelaide is setting a celebratory tone, as preparations have started for this year’s festival that will take place at the picturesque Semaphore Beach in South Australia, on the weekend of 12 and 13 January 2019.
Admission, as it has been for the last 40 years, is free and there is something in the two-day programme for everyone: follow the kefi of the amazing Opacize; party with DJ Apostal; dance along with the local dance groups; take part in one of many competitions. There will also be food and drink including yiros, lamb off the spit, hot chips and Greek desserts
There will also be live entertainment: Live Band Zeus with special guest singer Hara Dimitriou is scheduled to play on both nights of the Festival.
MC’s George Diakomichalis and Theodora Maios will be on stage while Kyriakos Gold will host the virtual event on social media.
Last year, more than 35,ooo visitors attended the Festival to treat themselves to unique Greek delicacies and celebrate Greek culture, dance, music and food. Last year Semaphore set the record of loukoumathes, the traditional Greek dessert, as their bakers produced and visitors consumed the impressive number of 37,730 honey-rich spheres during the two-day festival. This year, organisers are aiming ever higher with a goal of 40,000 loukoumathes to match their 40th anniversary!
This year, there will be more selling spots to make sure you spend less time waiting in line and have more time to enjoy the traditional Greek menu that includes lamb on the spit, yiros and charcoal cooked corn on the cob.
- Free Admission both days
- Saturday 12 January 2019 | 11am-midnight
- Sunday 13 January 2019 | 11am-11pm
What: The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival
When: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 January 2019 | see times above
Where: Esplanade, Semaphore
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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