54TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
NEW DATE: October 6, 7, 8
NEW LOCATION: 616 Alhambra Blvd (across from McKinley Park) at the Greek Orthodox Church new indoor/outdoor event center
* "Kusina" (kitchen) - farm-to-fork food court featuring homemade Greek specialties like "spanakopeta" (layers of baked phyllo, feta and spinach)
* "Psistaria" (grill) - outdoor BBQ serving up irresistible lamb chops prepared with Greek spices and lemon
* "Taverna" (bar) - Greek wines, imported specialty sodas and the very popular Mythos beer
* "Zaharoplastion" (pastry shop) - honey and butter-drizzled baklava, fried honey-dipped loukoumades and much more
* "Kafenion" (cafe) - traditional Greek coffee (it will keep you up all night!) and delicious chilled coffee drinks that are all the rage on the Greek Islands
* "Mezedes (appetizers) - small bites you can't get enough of like "saganaki" (flaming fried cheese)
* “Plaka” (market place) - featuring authentic Greek olive oil, unique jewelry, paintings and much more
* Loukoumada Eating contest!! Back by popular demand every night of the Festival. How many fried, honey-dipped dough balls can you eat?
* Traditional Greek Dance performances by our local youth groups.
* Famed local artist Gregory Kondos will return to sign a special-edition poster created for the Greek Festival.
* Live Greek music and dancing…OPA!
* Cooking demos featuring our most popular pastries and specialties
* Kids Zone activity area
* FREE Greek dancing lessons
* FREE shuttle service
* FREE bike parking
* It takes 800 pounds of butter to put on the Greek Festival
* We roll 6,000 domathes (stuffed grape leaves)
* 6,400 spanakopitas and tiropetas are consumed at the Greek Festival
* 400 volunteers are needed
* Some volunteers have 4 generations of their family working at the Greek Festival