Opa! The Greek Food Festival is Here

9 May

St. George Greek Orthodox Church is having its Greek Food Festival (Spring Edition) on May 11.  The festival will be held at Hellenic Park located at 401 Truxtun Avenue next to the Amtrak station.  The festival on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.  The price for an adult ticket is $5 and children under 12 are free.  In addition to children under 12, all mothers will receive free admission in honor of Mother’s Day.  The Greek Food Festival is a wonderful and unique event for whole family to enjoy Greek food, folk dancing, live music, and fun games. 

The Greek Food Festival will be offering many traditional Greek dishes throughout the day.  There will be delicious appetizers like Dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Tiropites (Filo wrapped feta cheese), and Spanakopita (Filo wrapped spinach and feta).  The entrees will include Souvlaki (Shish Kebab) Dinner, Gyro Sandwiches, There will also be tasty desserts like Loukomades (light and airy fried pastry balls dipped in honey) and Baklava.  Baklava Sundaes will be debuting at this year’s Greek Food Festival.

Live Greek music will be playing at the festival performed by Synthesi accompanied by Greek Folk Dancing.  The festival will also provide lessons for those whose want to learn some new Greek Folk Dancing moves. The festival will have a large variety of games for the children and there will be several vendors at the festival for shopping purposes.  The festival will also be offering church tours throughout the day for those who are unfamiliar and interested with St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

 

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