(Omaha, Nebraska, United States) – The Omaha, Nebraska Greek Festival will take place from August 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016. Referred to as Omaha’s Original Greek Festival by the official festival website, this three day event will feature different aspects of the Greek culture. Members of the local Greek community have the opportunity to share the Greek culture with people in the Greater Omaha area! Guests will enjoy activities such as listening to Greek music, watching Greek dancing, and eating traditional Greek food. There will also be a marketplace that will sell traditional Greek foods and also activities for the kids.
According to the festival website, “A Greek festival is a tradition of culture and entertainment where you will taste Greek Food, experience Greek music and culture with Greek Dancing and great family fun. Come out to Omaha’s Original GREEK FESTIVAL put on by Omaha’s very own, St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.”
For most people who are attending the festival, however, the food is the real highlight. Main course foods such as souvlaki, gyros, and Greek chicken are on the menu as well as an assortment of Greek pastries. Appetizer foods such as Greek fries, saganaki, spanakopita, and tiropita will also be served. Greek wines, beer, and spirits such as Metaxa and Ouzo are also available for purchase. You can eat your food at the festival, get it to go, or a combination of both – buy enough to eat at home later on!
The festival will take place on the grounds of the Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska in Midtown. All proceeds will benefit the church. Children under 12 years old are free and admission for everyone else is $3. Members of the military, police force, fire department, and students are also feee as long as they have identification. Festival hours are from 5 PM to 11 PM on August 19, 11 AM to 11 PM on August 20, and 11 AM to 7 PM on August 21.