The Atlanta Greek Festival: Fun for the Whole Family

Culture, music, food and family come together at the 41st annual Atlanta Greek Festival this September. Visitors can take part in a weekend of fun from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25.

The Atlanta Greek Festival is one of the largest celebrations of Greek culture and community in the South. The weekend-long event will be held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

There is free parking available at the Century Center Office Park on Clairmont Rd. Shuttle buses have been provided to bring visitors to the church and back for free.

There will be a number of events for the whole family. Traditional dances will be performed by the Cathedral’s own award-winning dance ensemble. Live authentic Greek music will also be played throughout the weekend by the band Alpha Omega Sound.

There will be no shortage of delicious food to try at the Atlanta Greek Festival. This year, organizers have created a festival “drive thru” for visitors who can only stop by for a little while. Here, visitors can order authentic Greek food from a vast menu.

From the Atlanta Greek Festival 2015. Courtesy of the Atlanta Greek Festival Official Facebook Page

From the Atlanta Greek Festival 2015. Courtesy of the Atlanta Greek Festival Official Facebook Page

Shopping is also a part of the Atlanta Greek Festival. Visitors can visit vendors selling goods, jewelry and clothes from Greece and other European countries that have ties to the Orthodox Church.

Visitors can purchase olive wood carvings from Bethlehem, gold necklaces from Greece, handmade Russian dolls, and many other treasures from all over the world.

There will also be tours of the Orthodox Cathedral throughout the weekend. Here, visitors can learn about the major impact of the Orthodox Church on Greek culture and the Greek community in Atlanta.

For more information on festival times, locations and individual events, please visit the Atlanta Greek Festival on the Web.

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