The Greek Festival
For four fun-filled days this year, Greenville becomes 'Greekville' as the magic of Greece comes to town! This 'Glendi' or party will begin on May 13, 2021, 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 on Friday.
Outside food booths will offer Greek favorites: gyros, souvlaki, tiropita, Greek fries, Greek sausage, saganaki, Greek burgers, calamari and much more. Mouth-watering native Greek food will be abundant!
The Greek Coffee Shoppe (Kafenion) outside will offer exotic Greek coffee and the indescribable "loukoumades," a kind of Greek funnel cake dipped in honey. There will also be Greek wine and American coffee available.
The amphitheater will offer live Greek music and traditional folk dancing throughout the weekend as well, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes of the various regions and islands of Greece will performing.
Spend the afternoon strolling through the "plaka" of various vendors. You'll find Greek imports such as sponges, worry beads, jewelry, T-shirts, Grecian coin skirts and much more, much more. Shop to your heart's content! Be sure to pick up some of those sponges and Greek soaps they are great souvenir items.
Enjoy the children's Carnival Playland Corner where the entire family can enjoy face painting and other activities. It's all so much fun!