Opa! Only blocks away from UT, Tampa’s annual Greek Festival will be held Nov. 3, 4 and 5.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the festival. All of your favorite food, dances and music will be going on. The festival will be located at the Kourmolis Community Center next to St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church at the intersection of Swann and Armenia Avenue in South Tampa.
The festival runs from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4. On Sunday, Nov. 5 the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 9 a.m. you may also attend the Church for Divine Liturgy to take part in one of the oldest services in Christianity.
Festival parking is free. Admission is two dollars and food prices vary. This year, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to Life Path Hospice. Enjoy your favorite Greek dinners inside, outside or bring it home for friends and family. Look for Silver Anniversary Specials throughout the weekend. Favorite dinners include a half Greek-style chicken for eight dollars; dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) also for eight dollars; chicken and lamb gyros for five dollars and other favorite Greek dishes. All dinners include rice pilaf, Greek-style green beans, a small salad and bread.
Don’t forget the pastries, baklava to galatobouriko, anywhere from 75 cents to a $12 assorted pastry combo.
A new addition to this year’s festival is the outdoor caf