The 49th Annual Denver Greek Festival is underway in Denver, and everyone is gearing up for another successful year. Eat, drink and dance to the traditional Greek themes brought to the community from local vendors.
From June 20 through the 22nd, the festivities will be held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, located at Alameda and Leetsdale. This year, immerse yourself into the culture that celebrates food and dancing like no other. There is going to be live entertainment, Greek foods, beer, and wine, as well as fun activities for the kids. Carnival rides, games and dancing are just a few of the delightful events happening that weekend.
Denver is thrilled to host this entertaining event that draws crowds from all over the metro area. According to the Villager Newspaper, new this year is live cooking demonstrations of authentic food and pastries. Delicious meals such as dolmades, savory stuffed grape leaves and chocolate baklava are a few of the most well known dishes that will be taught.
Another important aspect of the Greek culture is dance. There will be live Greek music throughout the festival, as well as youth dance performances on all three days. A Greek Boutique sells real Greek jewelry, clothing and art. The best part – a portion of the proceeds are donated to the St. Francis Center, a refuge for homeless men and women in Denver and the Save Our Youth Mentoring Program.
Admission is $5 for an all-day pass and kids younger than 12 enter free. The festival is open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit the festival website at www.thegreekfestival.com.