Greek Food Festival
Cooking demonstrations, live bouzouki music and dancers, and a dazzling array of Hellenic treats from local gastronomes highlight the Mediterranean merriment of the 54th Greek Food Festival, a weekend celebration of all things Aegean. Mountains of classic Greek cuisine compete for the grabby mitts of attendees alongside carefully crafted goods—including jewelry, pottery, and worry beads—found in the Agora shopping area. Local melody makers The Unexpected Boys will soundtrack the festivities with the lilting croons and harmonies of The Four Seasons (three shows over the weekend), providing patrons and their Hellenic honeys an opportunity to steal a nostalgic promenade while the kids (ages 12 and under get free admission) keep occupied with sand art, caricature artists, and face painting in the children's area. Whether you wish to learn about your Greek heritage or challenge a bust of Socrates to a rousing one-sided debate, the festival is a fine way to explore the roots of Western culture without eating hemlock.