Hooray for Columbia's Greek Festival... Opa!
Friday, September 16, 2011 12:04 PM by Kim Jamieson
Yesterday marked the opening of one of the most highly anticipated and, in my opinion anyway, best festivals in the capital city. Arriving shortly after the gates opened at 10:00 am, I was granted a golden ticket and entered the wonderful world of Columbia's Greek Festival. And by "golden ticket" I mean a map that indicated where the yummy eats were located.
Wanting to have the full experience of the entire festival on my hour lunch break, I decided to do a quick 'lap before committing to a location' (Clueless fans, you're welcome).
After my lap around the vendors' booths, it was time to get down to the real business of why I was there - the food! As I started heading toward the smells wafting in the air, I quickly noticed that everyone had the same idea I did about coming early. It was packed!
Here's what to expect:
Greek Folk Dancing
Enjoy Greek Folk Dancing throughout the Greek Festival beginning Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. The dancers wear authentic hand made costumes and perform various dances from different regions of Greece.
Located in the Cultural Exhibit in the Main Building, video presentations and discussions of Greek Culture, History & Heritage, and Modern Greece will occur hourly from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Then again from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday.
Self Guided Church Tours
Visitors are invited to tour our new sanctuary during the following times: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Modest dress required.
Fun and Fables with AESOP by Patchwork Players Theatre Company. Performing Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Live Greek Music Enjoy the Nick Demos Band and the Nick Trivelas Band, both inside and outside throughout the day and evening.
For more information about the festival visit columbiasgreekfestival.com or keep up with them on Facebook.