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In Melbourne, home to a great Greek community, Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) takes place every February. It introduces the rich heritage and cuisine of Greece. This is the largest festival of Greek culture outside Greece which unites the entire Greek community in the south of Australia.
Food stalls with delicious treats, beer, and wine are located along the street. Numerous venues host music concerts and performances by dancers. Among the most popular are the "Zorba 'Till You Drop" dance contest, "Kaimaki King"—a competition among the cafes' chefs, and "Loukoumadomania"—the sweet-tooth competition. A diverse entertainment program is prepared for children including drawing, modelling, as well as a lot of attractions.