The article is from the Marietta Daily Journal - The Pictures are from Google
The festival began in 1990 at the Cobb Civic Center. The current location features Byzantine architecture, including an authentic Greek amphitheater. This year's event is sponsored by the Marietta Daily Journal and AM 640 WGST.
Festival hours are Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
Cost for adults is $3 daily, but a weekend pass is available for $5. Each adult admission will also give the attendee a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Greece.
As part of an opening day special, admission is free on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Children 12 and younger are admitted free daily.
What cultural celebration would be complete with out the food? Gyros, souvlaki and other traditional appetizers and pastries will be available for purchase. Niko's Taverna will give festival-goers a chance to sample Greek wine, liquors and other beverages.
In addition to the cuisine, the Agora (marketplace) will feature more than 20 vendors selling items such as jewelry, handmade linens, hip scarves and art. There will also be live music and children's games.
A church lecture, "Holy Icons: Windows to Heaven," led by Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D., is Saturday at 6 p.m. Church tours will also be offered throughout the weekend. Each tour is 10 minutes.
The Hellenic Dance Program Dancers will provide entertainment. The dancers are part of one of the top Greek dance programs in the Southeast."
Now Chatty and Family went Friday - getting in free. We had coupons for buy one get one free meals with two beverages. So we were set. Being the good blogger I brought my camera.
Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D.
There was live music by Geroge Karras - who has been playing for more than 30 years. And
at the southeast's largest amphitheater.
Of course there was food everywhere. Pastries galore.
Gyros - my favorite.
There were also 20 shops or tents with different Greek Items to purchase. And for the kids they had about 5 jumpers - and for $10 they could jump to their hearts content. GS also made some colorful sand filled jars.