The Greek Festival
Four fun-filled days, Greenville becomes "Greekville" as the magic of Greece comes to town. This "Glendi" or party will begin on Thursday, May 17 th with authentic Greek food served in the Church's Hellenic Center during lunch and dinner. Take-out orders for food and pastries will also be available throughout the weekend. Drive-thru lanes on Elford Street will also be available for take-out meals Thursday and Friday; and FAX orders will be accepted for lunch both Thursday and Friday.
Feast on Greek favorites -- gyros, souvlaki, triopites, Greek fries, Greek sausage, saganaki, Greek burgers, calamari and much more.
Enjoy live Greek music. Bazooki and traditional folk dancing throughout the weekend. Dancers dressed in traditional costumes of the various regions and islands of Greece will perform authentic dances. Mouth-watering native Greek food will be abundant.
Sip exotic Greek coffee and indescribable "loukoumades" at the Greek Coffee Shoppe (Kafenion)." And there will also be Greek wine, American coffee.
Explore the rich Greek culture that only Greece has to offer. Ongoing tours of our beautiful Greek Orthodox Cathedral will explore the mystical symbolism and history of the Eastern Orthodox faith. Discover this Apostolic Christian religion that dates back to 33 AD. See our beautiful mosaics and icons to learn the roles they play in the Church.
Stroll through the "plaka" of various vendors. You'll find Greek imports, sponges, worry beads, jewelry, T-shirts, Grecian coin skirts and much more, much more. Shop to your hearts delight. Be sure to pick up some of those sponges and Greek soaps -- they are great souvenir items.
Enjoy the Carnival Playland Corner where the entire family can enjoy face painting and other activities. It's all so much fun! Lee Dillingham, a local professional artist will be drawing caricatures at the Face Painting booth.