Opa! OC Greek Festival dances into St. John’s in Anaheim this weekend

  

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OPA! The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture this weekend, May 19-21, at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim.

Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive “Kidz Zone” with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.

Dance to live Greek music and enjoy traditional Greek folk dance exhibitions performed by our Folk Dance Festival groups. Exhibitions occur throughout the day.
Check Out the Schedule →

 

When one hears the soulful picking of the Bouzoukia, the rhythmic beat of the drums, the distinct strum of the guitar and the powerful sound of the Clarino you know you are listening to the Olympians. This is a signal to dancers, old and young, that the celebration has started and it is time to dance the night away.

In 1976 three members of the Olympians, all teenagers at the time, were dancing in a Greek Folk Dance group named the Olympian Dancers based in Southern California. While dancing in this group they discovered they shared a mutual interest in Greek folk music.

Over the years The Olympians have developed a vast repertoire of diverse music. From folk (dimotika), island (nisyotika), rembetika (underground music of the 1920s), old or modern laika, as well as, the greatest Greek hits from the past six decades the Olympians play it all with a creative style, rhythm and energy that is uniquely their own.

Be sure to sample the true flavors of Greece: Souvlaki, Moussaka, Tiropita, and Spanakopita and sweet Grecian desserts – Baklava, Galactobouriko, and Karidopita.

 

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Stroll through the Plaka as you shop and peruse the many souvenir booths filled with imported treasures, artifacts, clothing, paintings, jewelry and more.
Check Out the Vendors →
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Then take a tour of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church is the oldest Byzantine Church in Orange County. Visit the St. John website to learn more.
Visit stjohnanaheim.org →

Admission to the OC Greek Festival is $3, free for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under and all Military, Police, and Fire Personnel (with ID).

Event Info


May 19 to 21, 2017
Friday: 3 pm – 10 pm
Saturday: 12 noon – 10 pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 10 pm
Location
St. John Greek Orth. Church
405 N. Dale Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

Free parking at Buena Park Downtown behind Walmart off of Dale Avenue.  Free shuttle service available behind Walmart.

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