The Oakland Greek Festival returns May 20-22. Photo: Oakland Greek Festival
OAKLAND, CA – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Oakland Greek Festival, one of the largest cultural celebrations in Northern California, is back May 20-22 for its 50th year on the picturesque grounds of Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the rich cuisine and culture of Greece along with live music and dancing, plus shopping from a wide variety of vendors offering unique items.
Greek-American author Apollo Papafrangou, an Oakland native with roots in the Peloponnese and Mytilene noted via email that he will have a booth at the festival with copies of his latest book, We Grew Here, for sale, as well as book merchandise, including a “new t-shirt design, debuting at the Oakland Greek Fest, emblazoned with Muzae’s lovely cover art.”
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