(Boise, Idaho, United States) – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church announces that its 35th Annual Greek Festival will take place next weekend on the grounds of the church in Boise, Idaho on Friday, June 3, 2016 and Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 AM to 9 PM on both days. The cost of admission is $1 and children under 12 years old will get in for free. If you decide to buy items from one of the vendors or eat or drink while at the festival, those will cost extra. The admission fee is considered a donation and the proceeds from the festival will help the church meet its expenses.
Aside from that, the festival attracts people from all over the area who are interested in the Greek culture. While this does include members of the local Greek community, a fair amount of non Greeks do attend. The goal of the festival, aside from being a fundraiser for the church, is to give people a chance to experience the Greek culture. This includes eating delicious Greek food, drinking Greek beverages such as Greek wine, listening to traditional Greek music, and dancing the traditional Greek folk dances.
For many, however, it’s the food that is the highlight. Festival offerings include dolmades, gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki, and pastitsio as well as Greek desserts such as baklava, koulourakia, and kourambiedes. There will also be traditional Greek entertainment, folk dance lessons, and live dancing. The live entertainment will take place on both Friday and Saturday night.
Saints Constantine and Helene Greek Orthodox Church is located in Boise, Idaho. They have been hosting their Greek festival for the past thirty five years. Church tours will be available to festival guests throughout both days of the festival. This is the perfect opportunity for festival goers to see what the Byzantine-style church looks like from the inside of the church. It is also a chance to ask the tour guide any questions they may have about the Greek Orthodox faith.