Orlando Greek Festival this weekend

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:30:15 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 02 2013 06:18:00 PM EDT

From great food to great dancing, The 36th Annual Orlando Greek Fest has something for everyone.


Live music, authentic food, performances from three different dance troupes, the feel of Greece is alive in Central Florida.

The 36th annual Greek Fest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland is in full swing this weekend.

There is a wide assortment of food, desserts and drinks.

Some favorites include pastitsio (Greek lasagna), Saganaki (flaming cheese), gyros, baklava and more.

Wine, beer and frozen drinks for age-appropriate guests will be served.

If you'd like to learn about the Orthodox faith, church tours are offered throughout the weekend.

"kids zone" are includes bounce houses, face painting, areas to run around and more.

There is also a dance floor where children can learn Greek dances in between performances.

Admission tickets are only $3.

Children 12 and under are free.

Holy Trinity is partnering with Second  Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and part of the proceeds will go to the organization.

There is preferred parking at the church, located at 1217 Trinity Woods Lane, for $5, and there are shuttles to drive guests, so they can park for free.

The family-friendly festival opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday, hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You'll notice signage close by, and you can also view a map on the Orlando Greek Fest website.

Click on the quick links above to see full Greek dance routines from this years festival.


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