Aug 22 | Greek Festival on the Heights 2019

Amazing Greek meals, home-made pastries, live music and dancing! You don’t have to know how to pronounce the food names – just eat and enjoy at the 62nd Annual Greek Festival on the Heights. The four-day celebration offers people of all nationalities an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Attractions include authentic Greek music and our renowned Hellenic dancers in traditional folk costumes.

Greek cuisine is one of the most embraced and healthiest of ethnic foods in the nation. Enjoy full meals served in an air-conditioned dining hall or under the stars. The outstanding classic Greek meals made by the parishioners include lamb shank, fish, chicken, rice pilaf, spinach and cheese pies, salads, rice pudding, and more. Two pastry booths sell Greek delicacies made with honey, nuts, and filo (think baklava “BA-kla-va”).

Learn to make these popular desserts during free cooking classes. Two tavernas offer Greek wines, beer, and specialties including gyros, souvlaki (“SUE-fla-ki,” kebabs), delicious calamari, saganaki and Greek coffee.

Shop for imported Greek jewelry, artwork and ceramics. Also, religious items, DVDs, books and CDs and an enormous flea market in the lower level of the church.  Cathedral Dean Father Stephen Callos offers guided tours of the cathedral and provide insight into the architecture and icons.

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