68th Annual Greek Festival in Savannah
68th Annual Greek Festival to be Held Oct. 11-13
SAVANNAH, GA – A Savannah tradition since 1950, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 11, Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St.
The 68th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and music. Guests may also enjoy visiting the outdoor marketplace and taking guided church tours.
“There’s no experience required to get your Greek on,” said Tommy Danos, one of the 2018 Savannah Greek Festival chairs. “Our three-day event attracts thousands of visitors, who come out each year to enjoy the food, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture. Whether this is your 68th year or your first time here, we welcome you.”
The event will also be offering pick-up lunches Thursday, October 11, Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with online ordering at savannahgreekfest.com.
Festival admission is free until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. A $2 donation also is requested all day Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Greek music will be provided all day, every day along with Authentic Greek dancing and performances by various dance troupes. In addition, festival attendees can learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which has been completely renovated. Guided tours will be held throughout the three days of the festival.
For many, the highlight of the festival is the opportunity to sample a variety of homemade Greek dishes. Family favorites include spanakopita, Greek meatballs, gyros and Greek salads. An assortment of Greek pastries will be available, such as kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava (the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo).
For more information, visit savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256.
MORE ABOUT SAVANNAH’S GREEK FESTIVAL
The Greek Festival, a Savannah tradition, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit https://www.savannahgreekfest. com/ or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ SavannahGreekFest and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.