The Taste of Greece runs Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, from noon to 10 pm, and Sunday, September 8, from noon to 6 pm. Early Bird Specials on Friday noon - 4pm.
Taste of Greece will feature authentic Greek food, and handmade Greek desserts. The Levendes and the Chris Kalogerson Band will provide live Greek music, and the St. Mary’s Hellenic Dance Troup will perform authentic Greek folk dances.
Church tours will be provided, along with food demos, and Greek dance lessons. And the always popular Greek Boutique will feature beautiful items. Fun inflatables will be available in the kid’s area and the Courtyard Café will feature wine tasting and mezes -- the sunsets are spectacular!
Proceeds from the Taste of Greece Festival will go to support charitable organizations such as FOCUS and Joyce Food Shelf, along with St. Mary’s missions and outreach programs. The cookbook, a compilation of recipes from St. Mary’s community, Come Sit at Our Table: A Celebration of Food will be for sale for $20 and all profits will go to FOCUS Minnesota.
Festival guests are encouraged to bring 3 non-perishable food items and receive 2 free food tickets.
Friday night the annual Chloe’s Fight 5K Toga Run/Family Walk and Kid’s Toga Race will take place at Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun). All proceeds benefit pediatric rare disease research. Information and online registration at http://chloesfight.org/.
“Each year we are happy to open our Church doors to our friends and neighbors to share our Greek culture and support several worthy causes,” said Fr. George Dokos, head priest at St. Mary’s.
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church is located at 3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis. More information available at http://mplsgreekfest.org/,https://www.facebook.com/mplsgreekfest, https://twitter.com/mplsgreekfest