It’s that time of year again. If you’re Greek — or just like Greek music, drink, food and culture then the LA Greek Festival is where you need to be this weekend. The festival’s Passport to a Grecian Holiday theme allows guests to “celebrate the magic and enchantment of Greece” – here in the Southland with Hollywood’s favorite superstar couple Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson once again serving as honorary chairs and celebrity guest hosts of this year’s “14th Annual Festival Extravaganza.”
This year’s event will feature Greece’s hottest singing sensation, THANOS PETRELIS, direct from Athens. Thanos will be showcased in two special performances on Sat. and Sun. evenings. It’s a Passport to a Grecian Holiday for everyone in Los Angeles to enjoy & appreciate – and all excitingly presented on the beautiful and expansive Grand Plaza grounds of Saint Sophia Cathedral.
Concession booths will spotlight Greek food specialties to stimulate a culinary fantasy with the dining pleasures of Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Saloniki and other exotic Hellenic destinations. It’s a weekend of great food, music and dancing – with the irresistible spirit of the Aegean – nestled in the warm heart of Los Angeles. Exquisite Greek cuisine at the various exotically themed booths will include spanakopita,
calamari, pastitsio and the spectacular flaming cheese saganaki, plus first-ever presentations of lesser-known regional tantalizers. The always popular Greek Pastry booth will serve up exotic pastry creations including baklava, powdered crescent cookies – and the king of custards, galaktoboureko.
The Fest and Cathedral are located at 1324 S. Normandie Ave., (corner of Pico and Normandie). Free & secure parking will be available nearby and shuttle service will be offered continuously to satellite lots. The Fest runs 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Friday Sept. 7 ; Saturday Sept. 8, 1:00pm –
11:00 pm & Sunday Sept. 9, 12 noon –10 p.m. Admission is free to everyone on Friday night; and $3 for adults on Saturday and Sunday.
(Kids under 12, military personnel & first-responders will be admitted free of charge all weekend long).
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