What to do This Weekend in Charlotte - 34th Annual Greek Festival
As most Charlotteans know, the Greek Fest is an amazing event, one that we all look forward to each year. For me, it not only does it signal Fall is fast approaching ... but I can't wait to eat some more of the fantastic Greek food they cook up. (The Gyros are my FAV!)
The Greek Fest provides a great family-friendly weekend of entertainment, food and shopping. There are many kiddie rides for the little ones as well. It's a great event that you should not miss. They also provide a Mount Athos lecture by the Dean of Holy Trinity Catherdral, Father Michael Varvarelis. They also have classical Greek culture lectures for those that are interested in learning more about classical Greece. In addition to the lectures, there will be a Greek Cultural Exhibit with one of the largest local collections on display.
And of course the food! ... A taste of Greek tradition. The food is amazing. They have
everything from Gyros, Pastichio, Grecian Baked Chicken and Athenian Baked Fish to
Lamb Plates, Souvlaki and Kota Pitas. And don't forget the fabulous Greek pastries and
the wine tasting of Greece's finest wines!!! There is a full menu on their website if you
would like to plan ahead.
There is also a drive-thru available for quick and fast pickups if you just want to swing
by but don't have time to enjoy the festival itself. They do have a limited drive-thru menu but most of your FAVs are on it. The drive-thru is located on the west side of the Festival
on Winthrop Ave. between East Blvd. and E. Worthington Ave. You must turn onto
Winthrop Ave. from East Blvd. So your approach will be via East Blvd., don't try to take
the side streets because event traffic patterns are in effect.
The 34th Annual Greek Festival is located at 600 East Blvd. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Sept. 8th - 11AM to 9PM
Sept. 9th - 11AM to 10PM
Sept. 10th - 11AM to 10PM
Sept. 11th - 12PM to 8PM
YIASOU! ... the Greek word for Hello