Since its first year more than 25 years ago, Greek Fest has immersed attendees in Greek culture and culinary tradition with a four-day indoor and outdoor festival. Each day, visitors can explore a cultural exhibition spanning traditional crafts, art replicas, and religious artifacts; guided tours roam within the local Byzantine Greek Orthodox church to highlight colourful iconography and ornate interior architecture. A massive white-tented dome hosts live music played on painted mandolins while dance troupes perform regional dances. Children can work out extra adrenalin at a kids' Olympics area, where coaches supervise soccer training zones to keep them away from wild vuvuzelas. A running contest throughout the festival can award two participants with a trip to Greece, allowing them to further explore Greek culture.
Foodies can placate their palates with a range of authentic Greek dishes, assembled from the grill and formed into plates of souvlaki, chicken-filled pitas, and beef donair. In past years, local restaurants and women from the city's Greek community have contributed to the kitchen's diverse plated options with savoury and sweet fare such as baklava, diples, and pastitsio. Mythologists can also explore the obsessions of Dionysus at a Greek wine tasting led by local sommelier Costa Elles.