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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. 

HISTORY

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

1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2008
2009
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

LOCATION

Location: Esplanade Darwin City NT

Times: Annually on Queen’s Birthday weekend.