Going On in Greek-American Community

JULY 8-9

HYANNIS/CENTERVILLE, MA – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1130 Falmouth Road in Hyannis/Centerville, hosts the Greek Festival Friday, July 8, 4-10 PM, and Saturday, July 9, 12-11 PM. Enjoy Greek foods, indoor and outdoor vendors, live Greek music and dancing. Parking and admission is free. More information is available by phone: 508-775-3045 and online: https://bit.ly/3xHKRsS.


PRICE, UT – Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 61 S. 2nd Street in Price, hosts the Greek Festival Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, 11 AM-8 PM both days. Enjoy Greek food and pastries, vendors, church tours, traditional Greek coffee, bookstore, raffle, silent auction, bingo, and more. Entertainment includes live Greek band and dancing. More information is available by phone: 435-637-0704 and online: https://www.agoc.ut.goarch.org/greek-festival.


JULY 8-10

ELGIN, IL – Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Road in Elgin, hosts the Greek Festival July 8-10. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries (cooked by our favorite chefs and our parishioners), an indoor Marketplace featuring unique crafts and vendors, cooking demonstrations, church tours, and raffle. Free parking, shuttle bus, and free admission. Entertainment includes Greek music with live bands and DJs, Greek Dancing by the community’s Agape Dancers. Bring your dancing shoes. Attractions for the kids. Hours: Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, Noon-10 PM, and Sunday, July 10, Noon-8 PM. More information is available by phone: 847-888-2822 and online: https://stsophiagreekfest.com.



CHICAGO, IL – St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, hosts the Greek Festival on Sunday, July 10, Noon-10 PM. Enjoy Greek foods and pastries, saganaki, tyropita, spanakopita, Greek olives, baked chicken, souvlaki, raffle prizes, marketplace, books, and church tours. Admission: $5 donation, children 12 and under free with adult. Parking available. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing as well as activities for the kids. More information is available by phone: 773-334-4515 and online: https://standreworthodox.org.



BROOKLINE, MA – The Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival Meeting takes place on July 12, 7 PM, at the Cathedral Center, 162 Goddard Avenue in Brookline. Enthusiastic volunteers for this year’s Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival which takes place September 9-11 should attend the meeting for more information, to sign up and share your time and talents at the festival. More information is available by phone:  617-731-6633.


JULY 13-16

CANTON, OH – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 Fairhaven Avenue NW in Canton, hosts the 45th Annual Greek Festival July 13-16. Enjoy a taste of Greek cuisine including chicken oregano, souvlaki, lamb shank, fish plaki, and our delicious sampler platter. A variety of Greek pastries and Greek coffee also available as well as indoor and outdoor dining and church tours. Carry out and Drive-thru available. Visit the Agora gift shops for jewelry, the community’s own Grecian cookbook, music, and souvenirs. Credit cards accepted. Free parking and free admission. Entertainment includes live performances by Greek Dance Troupes, as well as a live Greek band. Hours: Wednesday, July 13, 4-11 PM; Thursday, July 14, Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, 11 AM-11 PM. More information is available by phone: 330-494-8770 and online: https://www.stgeorgenwi.org/events.


JULY 14-17

SCHERERVILLE, IN – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 528 77th Avenue in Schererville, hosts the Greek Festival July 14-17. Enjoy Greek foods, pastries, games, rides, vendors, beer garden, live Greek dancing and music. Free admission. Raffle tickets $20 each, 1st prize $10,000. Hours: Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, 4-10 PM; Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, Noon-10 PM. More information is available by phone: 219-322-6165 and online: https://www.stgeorgenwi.org/events.


JULY 15-17

NEWPORT, RI – St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Thames and Brewer Streets in Newport, hosts the annual Hellenic Festival July 15-17. Enjoy the culture, food, pastries, souvlaki, gyros, loukaniko, wine, ouzo, loukoumades, Greek music and dancing. Enter the raffle! Hours: Friday, July 15, 4 PM-Midnight; Saturday, July 16, Noon-Midnight; and Sunday, July 17, Noon-4 PM. More information is available by phone: 401-846-0555 and online: https://stspyridonchurch.org.


NILES, IL – Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7373 North Caldwell Avenue in Niles, hosts the Greek Festival July 15-17. Sample the scents, sounds and especially tastes of a Greek village festival. Enjoy roasted lamb, homemade pastitsio, moussaka, tyropita, spanakopita, a variety of authentic Greek pastries – just be sure to save room for the fest specialty, loukoumades. Greek cooking demonstrations are held each night. Beautiful films of the historic Acropolis, Mediterranean scenes, and the wonderful Grecian Isles will also be screened. Guided tours of the church are offered that provide an explanation of its traditional Byzantine architecture. Admission is free, donations appreciated. Plenty of free parking. Entertainment includes live Greek music and an authentic Greek Dance Troupe, Kids’ Korner – a secure area where parents can bring their children to play and enjoy family-friendly entertainment, face painting, crafts, a clown balloon artist, games, and much more. Hours: Friday, July 15, 5-11 PM; Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, 3 PM-Midnight. More information is available by phone: 847-647-8880 and online: https://www.saintharalambosgoc.org.


REDONDO BEACH, CA – St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill in Redondo Beach, hosts the South Bay Greek Festival July 15-17. Enjoy authentic Greek foods and pastries, cooking demos, church tours, raffle, marketplace, live Greek music and dancing, dance troupes in traditional costume, and games for the kids. Admission: $3 cash only at the door, seniors $2, kids under 12 free. Coupon available online. Hours: Friday, July 15, 5-10 PM; Saturday, July 16, Noon-10 PM; and Sunday, July 17, Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 310-540-2434 and online: https://www.sbgreekfestival.com.


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