(Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States) – The last day of the Oak Lawn Greek Festival is taking place today, June 19, 2016 on the grounds of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois. For festival goers, this is a chance to experience a bit of the Greek culture without actually having to get on an airplane. This is a fun event not only for members of the Greek community, but also for those living in the Oak Lawn area who want to experience a bit of Greece for the day. At the festival, guests will be able to eat Greek food, listen to traditional Greek music, watch dancing demonstrations, and spend time with friends and family. The proceeds of the festival will help the parish meet its daily expenses over the coming year.
Although there are plenty of things to do here, most festival guests say that the food is the true highlight. This food is so highly regarded in the community that it was voted as having the “Best Greek Food” on WGN, a local television station located in the nearby city of Chicago. Food specialties that you absolutely must try include the gyro sandwich, pastitsio, souvlaki, and spanakopita. You can also sample plenty of Greek desserts, such as baklava and handmade Greek cookies. You can also wash your meal down with Greek beer and wine, sample Greek liquors such as Ouzo and Metaxa, and even drink Greek coffee.
In addition to eating the food, be sure to enjoy the Greek music put on by the band, Grecian Formula. There will also be activities for the kids. Parking and admission are both free. The festival hours today, June 19 from 2 PM to 10 PM. The Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is located at 103rd Street and Kolmar Avenue in Oak Lawn.