(Louisville, Kentucky, United States) – The Louisville Greek Festival will take place this weekend on June 3, 2016 from 4 PM to 11 PM and June 4, 2016 from 11 AM to 11 PM. There is no entrance fee and parking is free. Any proceeds earned from eating, drinking, and shopping at the festival will benefit the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY. This year, the festival organizers have announced that the festival has changed locations and will be at 930 Ormsby Lane in Louisville, which is where the church is located. In the past, the festival was held on grounds that weren’t near the church. The church grounds are about 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, where the festival was held in the past.
For festival goers the festival is a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the Greek culture. People can listen to traditional Greek bouzouki music, dance some of the traditional folk dances, and eat Greek food to their heart’s content. In fact, for most of the people attending the festival, the food is the real highlight. Visitors will have the ability to eat a Greek meal, enjoy some Greek desserts, and drink some Greek beverages, such as sampling some Ouzo, one of the signature Greek spirits and some Greek wine. Greek food that will be on the menu includes gyros, souvlaki, salads, spanakopita and more. Desserts such as baklava will also be on the menu. Visit the festival website for the complete menu.
Besides eating, there are a lot of other things you can do while at the festival. For instance, you can learn Greek dancing by taking one of the lessons. There will also be church tours, which will enable you to see the inside of the church and also ask questions about the church or the Orthodox faith. Be sure to attend the baklava-making demonstration on Saturday, too. There will also be activities for the kids, such as face painting. There’s something at this festival for all ages!