(Anchorage, Alaska, United States) – The Greek Festival in Anchorage, Alaska is scheduled to take place from August 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016 at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Anchorage, Alaska. This festival is a great way for members of the Greek community in the Anchorage area to share aspects of their culture with people in the Anchorage area.
The weekend will be packed with things to do that celebrate the Greek culture such as listening to Greek music, dancing the traditional dances, shopping for Greek goods, and eating handmade Greek food. In fact, the whole weekend is packed with events such as a silent auction, dance demonstrations provided by a local Greek dance troupe, an agora marketplace, and activities for the kids, such as a bouncy castle. There is also a Greek deli where people will be able to buy things such as Greek cheeses and olives.
For most people who attend the festival, it is the food that they’re the most eager for. Greek food is unique and at the Anchorage festival it is prepared by hand by festival volunteers, who start several months in advance making their preparations for their festival. Foods to eat while there include specialties such as roasted lamb, souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita, and gyros. For those who want something sweet, there are plenty of Greek desserts to enjoy such as, baklava, galaktoboureko, paximadia, and kourabedies. Guests can eat the food that they buy at the festival or take it home to enjoy later.
Guests of the festival are also able to take a church tour so that they can see the interior of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church and ask any questions they may have about the Orthodox Faith. Festival hours are 11 AM to 10 PM on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, and 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday, August 21. Admission and parking are both free.