It's time again for the Greek Fest. This has become an annual Houston tradition. Mark your calendar:
- The 23rd annual Houston Greek Fest – Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20
- On the grounds of St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge.
It's both a fun culinary and cultural happening:
Over the course of four days, festival goers can experience Hellenic culture with via authentic Greek foods and drink, traditional Greek dancing and live music, shopping opportunities, children’s activities and church tours. The Grecian eats include souvlaki, gyros, and lamb as well as vegetarian options such as spanakopita (spinach puff pastry), tiropita (cheese puff pastry), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Greek salad and pastries like baklava and loukoumades (deep fried honey balls). Admission to the festival is $3 per person, or free for patrons who bring three canned food items per person for donation to the Houston Food Bank. Children 10 years and under are free and youth activities will include games, interactive inflatable exhibits and face painting. Presale tickets are also available for $20 until Wednesday, May 16 and include admission for one, a dinner plate and choice of either a gyro, souvlaki, Greek salad, or assorted pastry box (while supplies last).