2015 Greek Festival set for this weekend

2015 Greek Festival set for this weekend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific announce the return the Greek Festival. The 2015 Festival will be held at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park on August 29th and 30th from 12 noon until 9PM. This marks the 34th year for the popular festival and the 50th anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Church in Hawaii.

The festival includes old favorites including Greek specialties like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Gyro Sandwiches, Moussaka, Pastichio, Greek Chicken, Souvlaki (shish-ka-bob), Loukaniko (Greek Sausage) 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 and vegetarian offerings. New items include Calamari, Greek Pizza, a new vegetarian offering and an all-new children's area.

The Greek Taverna will be well stocked with imported Greek Beer, Ouzo, and Red, White, and Retsina wines.

Learn to dance Greek and then join the fun with live music on the main courtyard stage by Mythos, a nationally known Greek Band from the West Coast. Each day includes authentic Greek dances performed by the Nisiotes Dance Group, a presentation on Orthodoxy by Father Alexander Leong, and Cooking demos so you can learn to prepare your favorite Greek Dishes.

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 2015 designs.

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

Considered by many as Hawaii's biggest "End of Summer Party" it's a chance to travel to Greece without leaving Hawaii. The 34th annual Greek 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 go to www.GreekFestivalHawaii.com.

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