(Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States) – The Santa Fe Greek Festival will be taking place this weekend on Saturday, June 10, 2016 from 11 AM to 9 PM and Sunday, June 11, 2016 from 11 AM to 5 PM. During the festival, guests can experience the Greek culture and enjoy some great food, listen to traditional music, dance some folk dances, shop, and more. The festival itself is being put on by the Saint Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church. However, the festival will not be held on the church grounds. It will be held in downtown Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, which is located on 201 West Marcy Street.
This festival is the perfect outing for anyone who enjoys the Greek culture! Although there are plenty of things to do, such as shop for Greek goods, participate in some of the activities, such as the silent auction, and listen to Greek music, the highlight for most people is to eat some of the delicious food. The food will be catered from several area Greek restaurants including Tomasita’s/Atrisco, the Plaza Cafe Soutshide, Upper Crust Pizza, and Pyramid/Omira. The Saint Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church will also be preparing their special Greek fries for festival-goers to enjoy. Greek beer and wine will also be served. The proceeds and $3 admission fee will help the church meet its daily expenses. Children aged twelve and under are free.
The Saint Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church services the Greek and Orthodox Christian Community in the greater Santa Fe area. The church is located in the El Dorado community and is under the guidance of Reverend Father Dimitrios Pappas. The church is located about 10 miles southeast from the center of Santa Fe, which is one of the reasons why they opted to have their festival in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, which is in downtown Santa Fe.