(Atlanta, Georgia, United States) – The Greek festival in Atlanta, Georgia is scheduled to take place from September 23, 2016 to September 26, 2016. Hailed as one of the largest Greek cultural celebrations in the South, the festival is a great way for people in the Atlanta area to come together and celebrate all things Greek.
This is a chance for people to eat Greek food, listen to some live music, dance the traditional dances, and participate in all of the other festival activities. There will even be things to do for children, such as games. There will also be a raffle and a marketplace so that people can shop for Greek goods. Offerings at the shop include religious items, jewelry and clothes from Greece, and other items related to Greece and other countries that have ties to the Orthodox Church.
Admission to the festival is $5 but children under 12 years of age will be free. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The festival has been held annually since 1974, which makes this the 41st year of that the festival will be taking place. Even though it has grown over the years, one thing is still the same – this is a great chance for people to celebrate the Greek culture.
For many of the festival participants, the true highlight will be the food. Festival volunteers have been making their preparations for the past several months in order to give guests a solid menu filled with delicious foods to sample. Offerings include pastitsio, moussaka, souvlaka, beef kapama, gyros, Greek salad, and more. There will also be desserts, such as baklava and other handmade pastries. Greek frappe, wines, and other beverages are also available.
Besides participating in the festival events, guests can also tour the cathedral to see the inside and to ask any questions they may have.