(Dekalb, Illinois, United States) – The Saint George Greek Festival in Dekalb, Illinois, will be taking place this weekend starting on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and ending on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 11 AM to 8 PM on both days. It will be held at the Hopkins park shelter house, which is located at 1403 Sycamore Road. Come rain or shine because the festival will be going on regardless, and there is plenty of indoor seating in case it rains. The festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is even bigger and better than ever!
This festival has been a community favorite since it began, not just amongst the Greek community, but for people in the surrounding area. Festival goers enjoy experiencing the Greek culture by eating the delicious food, listening to music, and to watch or participate in the traditional Greek dancing. It’s a place for people to gather and enjoy a fun event together as a community. The biggest draw for the festival, however, is certainly the food. Festival volunteers spend months preparing for the event to make sure all the food tastes delicious for all their guests, and the volunteers certainly do know how to make the food delicious!
Menu highlights include Greek lamb seasoned with Greek herbs like oregano and rosemary, as well as pork and chicken souvlaki, gyro sandwiches, spanakopita, and pastitsio. You also won’t want to miss the saganaki, which is a hot, flaming Greek cheese that is prepared on the grill. Meals include Greek salad and delicious potatoes. There will also be Greek desserts, such as baklava and koulourakia. Mastercard and Visa are both accepted and you can either eat the meal at the festival or take it home to enjoy. Proceeds of the festival will benefit the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Dekalb, Illinois. Parking and admission are both free.