(Novato, California, United States) – The Marin Greek Festival, which has been a tradition in Marin County for over 40 years, is taking place this weekend starting yesterday, May 27, 2016 and ending on Sunday, May 29, 2016. This festival is a chance for people in the surrounding area to come together and celebrate all things Greek. That means coming together to enjoy the sights, tastes, and sounds of Greece, with a specific focus on enjoying the food. Many Greek specialties will be served, including specialty desserts such as baklava and loukoumades, as well as savory foods such as dolmades, souvlaki, spanakopita, and much more.
Besides eat, there are plenty of other things to do at the festival, as well! These include listening to live Greek music, watching traditional folk dance demonstrations, dancing with some of the other festival goers, cooking demonstrations shopping, and even taking a church tour. In fact, the tour is a great time for anyone who is curious about what the interior of the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church looks like from the inside, and it is also a great place to ask questions about the Greek Orthodox Faith. Church tours are ongoing. Overall, this festival is a much anticipated event in Marin county, not only with the Greek population, but also with non Greeks.
This festival is also a fundraiser for the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church. All the proceeds of the festival will help the church meet its ongoing expenses. However, 5% of the net profits will benefit the Novato Human Needs Center, which services the portion of the Novato population that lives in poverty. Visit the festival website to find more information about how to get to the church, the festival hours, and to even find a printable coupon for some of the food. There’s even some information on the website about traditional Greek dance as well as other cultural information.