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Greek Festival

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's biggest "End of Summer" party - The Original Greek Festival is back! Join the fun Saturday, August 25th from 12 noon until 9PM and Sunday, August 26th from 12 noon until 8pm at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park. The festival features "All things Greek", including authentic food, live and lively Greek entertainment, imports, deli items, a video tour of Greece and much more.

Sample delicious Mediterranean and Greek specialties like Spanokopita (Spinach Pie), Gyro Sandwiches, Moussaka, Pastitsio, Greek Chicken, Souvlaki (skewered beef and pork), a variety of Greek Salads, Loukoumades (Greek Malasadas), ouzo sorbet, and an amazing assortment of Greek Pastries. Also available will be a Greek Vegan Meal. The Greek Taverna features imported Greek Beer, Ouzo, and Red, White, and Retsina wine. Learn to dance Greek and then join the fun with live music on the main courtyard stage by Apollo, a nationally known Greek Band from Los Angeles and festival favorite guitarist Sotos Kappas on the Diamond Head Garden Stage. Each day includes the Nisiotes Dance Group performing authentic Greek dances, a presentation on "Architecture and Art in the Greek Church" by Father John Kuehnle, and "Visions of Greece" an acclaimed Travel/Documentary film. Other highlights include a Greek market/bazaar shopping experience with imported Deli food - Cretan olive oil, olives, herbs, grape leaves, cheeses, jams, pasta and more; Aprons, Greek captain hats, shirts, jewelry, incense and icons; and a t-shirt booth with original 2012 designs.

Admission is $3.00 for adults, children under 11 years and active Military and their families are free.

Travel to Greece without leaving Hawaii at the Original Greek Festival…It promises to be the biggest and best ever! The festival is presented by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific and benefits the church and other local charities. For more information click HERE!

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