DARWIN GLENTI FESTIVAL
SEE YOU IN JUNE 2021!
Darwin GleNTi comes to life every year on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Due to it’s increase in popularity in recent years as Darwin’s most popular cultural event, GleNTi has become a week long festival with additional film and music events planned.
The (usually) annual celebration of everything Greek will kick-off on Saturday 5th of June with the main event held on the Esplanade in Darwin City on Queen’s Birthday weekend the 12th & 13th of June 2021.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Darwin Glenti began when Darwin’s Greek Community was invited to contribute an event to Australia’s Bicentenary Celebrations in 1988. A ‘Glenti’ which means ‘celebration’ was the perfect choice. The Greek Orthodox Community of N.A. with Lilliane Gomatos as president, knew it was the perfect event to showcase Greek culture and history to the wider community. The first ‘Glenti’ was held on the grounds of the Greek Orthodox School on Chapman Road in Nightcliff. The following year in 1989 a new chairman was elected, Michael Milatos together with Nick Mitaros and Neville Pantazis with his committee chose to take Glenti to Bicentennial Park, Darwin City until this day and in 2003 Darwin ‘GleNTi’ became a ‘two-day’ festival.
HISTORY GLENTI COVERS
Location: Esplanade Darwin City NT
Times: Annually on Queen’s Birthday weekend.