Greek Festival

Celebrating the 37th Annual Greek Festival in Downtown Greenville

The Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville is buzzing with excitement as the dynamic community prepares to celebrate the 37th Annual Greenville Greek Festival on May 19 -21, 2023. This remarkable event promises to immerse visitors in a rich tapestry of Greek culture, with a delectable selection of traditional foods, fascinating dance performances, instructive church visits, and a compelling Iconography exhibit. The event promises to be an amazing experience for all with its unique blend of tradition and excitement.

Indulge in Authentic Greek Delights: Gastronomic Delights Await

One of the festival’s highlights is the opportunity to sample Greek cuisine. Friday through Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., as well as on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a delightful selection of authentic Greek meals and pastries. What distinguishes this festival is its ability to accommodate to a wide range of tastes. You have the option of driving through and enjoying your delectable goodies from the comfort of your car, or opting for the immersive experience of onsite eating. Seating, though limited, is available both indoors and outdoors, allowing you to enjoy your lunch in the setting of your choice.

Greek Festival
photo courtesy of Michael Downs

Explore “Plaka”: Unveiling a New Hub of Vibrancy

Along with the tempting culinary selections, the organizers are excited to welcome guests to the newly established “Plaka,” which is nestled in the lower parking lot and features the Taverna and a lovely array of vendors. Discover treasures and capture the sense of Greek culture as you stroll through this buzzing hub.

Enthralling Dance Troupe Performances: A Celebration of Tradition

Prepare to be amazed by the captivating Dance Troupe, who will be performing traditional Greek dances throughout the event. Their enthralling performances will transport you to the heart of Greece, where you will be able to experience the grace, energy, and rich cultural legacy that these dances symbolize. Check the festival calendar to see if you can catch these stunning exhibitions of craftsmanship and heritage.

Supporting a Worthy Cause: Just Say Something

Attending the 37th Annual Greenville Greek Festival allows you to not only celebrate Greek culture but also to contribute to a worthy cause. Admission to the festival is $3, with all proceeds benefiting Just Say Something, a Greenville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Just Say Something is committed to facilitating open, honest, and continuous dialogues among adolescents, parents, and communities about risky behavior, tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. Your contribution will help them advance their work, positively impacting the lives of countless others.

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