Thursday, November 15, 2018
South & Central Tampa News

Culture, culinary delights highlight Tampa Greek Festival

The 38th Tampa Greek Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 9) and Saturday (Nov. 10) and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 11) at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 2418 W Swann Ave. Attendees can share in the rich history, culture, community and culinary delights of Greece.

Attendees will find Greek food, music, dancing and shopping. This is one of Hillsborough County's oldest cultural celebrations with the Tampa Greek Festival established more than 30 years ago.

St. John's famous finishing touches such as baklava, kourambiedes, koulourakia and many other famous Greek pastry treats can be found at the event. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox church in South Tampa's Hyde Park neighborhood.

The event shares the Greek Heritage, its orthodoxy and food with the Tampa Bay community. Throughout the weekend, guests will stroll through the Grand Hall, indulging in inventive spirits at the Opa! Party Tent and discover market treasures. There will also be evenings with live music and dance.

The Greek Festival will raise funds and share with the Tampa community by giving a portion of the festival proceeds to LifePath Hospice. This is to help continue their effort to meet the needs of patients and families who can't pay for hospice services.

Tickets are $2 per person at the door, but there will be free admission today (Nov. 9). Military families and children under 12 years old are free and parking is also free.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit greekorthodoxchurchtampa.org.

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