(Houston, Texas, United States) -The original Greek festival in Houston, Texas is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and will be taking place from October 6, 2016 to October 9, 2016 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Yoakum Boulevard. Back when the festival first began, it started off small. As word of the festival started to spread, the festival grew to the size that it is now. Dana Kantalis, the festival chairperson said, “What started off as a little Greek night has now become a city-wide affair.”
For festival guests, this is a great opportunity to bring the people of the community together while also enjoying the Greek culture. People can enjoy the food, Greek dancing, and music, as well as participate in other festival activities. These include shopping for Greek goods, taking a tour of the cathedral, participating in the raffle, and enjoying activities for the kids.
Most people, however, flock to the festival because of the food. Festival volunteers have been busy preparing for this event for several months, and they’re eager to share the food with you. On the menu are traditional favorites such as Greek pastries like baklava and koulourakia, dolmades, souvlaki, Greek salad, and gyros. There will also be a selection of Greek beer and wine as well as Greek coffee to drink. The food can be eaten at the festival or taken to go.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston. Besides having fun enjoying the culture, this is also an opportunity to see the interior of the church and to learn about the Greek Orthodox faith. Admission is free on Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM. After that, it is $5 for adults and children under 12 years old are free. Parking is free and so is the shuttle bus that will transport people from the lot to the festival.