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The 46th Annual Greek Festival is set for October 4-6, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in downtown Birmingham. The Festival began in 1972 and is one of Birmingham’s oldest cultural food festivals and most highly anticipated southeast events. For three days you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life. Besides delicious authentic Greek cuisine, youʼll enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.
The festival offers free admission, indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates individually priced. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue. Convenient drive thru service is also available all three days from 10:30 a.m.- 7p.m. No need to call ahead and place your order. Servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver it right to your vehicle.
The Festival is hosted by Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Christian Church which was established in 1906 and is one of the oldest Greek Orthodox parishes in the United States. The Cathedral Byzantine architecture is breathtaking. While at the Festival, be sure to take a free guided tour. Tours will take place all three days from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Since 1972 the Festival has provided funding for many charities and ministries. In recent years, these local charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission and The Greater Birmingham Ministries. Learn more about the festival at www.BhamGreekFestival.com. †