26th Annual Greek Festival Returns This Weekend

26th Annual Greek Festival Returns This Weekend

OCEAN CITY — The 26th Annual Greek Festival, where everyone is considered ”Greek”, will be held this weekend, July 10-13 at Ocean City’s Roland Powell Convention Center on 41th Street and Coastal Highway.

Whether reliving Greek vacation memories or dreaming of a Greek adventure, this premier cultural event draws thousands of locals and visitors to enjoy the flavors, sights and sounds of Greece right here in Ocean City.

This year’s festival promises Greek delicacies for everyone’s palette. Sumptuous, traditional Greek entrees expertly prepared include Pastitsio, Lemon Chicken, Moussaka, Lamb Shank, Spanakopita and/or Tiropita (spinach and/or cheese pie), Dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), and much more. Parents, no worries picky little eaters love the top selling and reasonably priced gyros.

The St. George Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos booth is where all the delicious pastries, including, the all-time favorite Baklava can be found. Festival goers, “in the know” stock their freezers with all the delights the women of the church have made especially for the weekend. All menu items are served daily beginning at noon and are available for eat-in or carry-out for a beach picnic.

Come early and enjoy a leisurely lunch and then shop at the many unique vendor booths for jewelry, art, music, clothing, imports, and more.

Face painting is one of the children’s activities offered at the Greek Festival.

Face painting is one of the children’s activities offered at the Greek Festival.

After 5 p.m. nightly, get ready to rock the house, Greek style, to the sounds of the live Greek Band, Golden Flame. If you prefer while dining, just sit back, relax, enjoy the music and be dazzled by the live Greek folk dance floor show performance by the Demetrakia Dancers.

Attendees can take a chance on the ‘Best Odds in Town’ raffle that gives you a 1:100 chance to win $5,000, enough for your own Greek Island vacation. The drawing will be held on July 13 at 8 p.m. and no need to be present to win.

The festival hours are Friday & Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday and Monday, noon-9 p.m.

Parking is free and the spacious, air-conditioned hall is handicap accessible. ATM availability onsite and major credit cards are accepted.

All proceeds go to support the Ministries of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which serves local Orthodox Christians from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware as well as resort visitors nationally and internationally.

For more information, visit www.stgeorgebythesea.org, call 410-524-0990 or email [email protected].