#240 – Atlanta Greek Festival – Last Day to See the Magic of Athens…So Close to Home – Sunday, October 3, 2010
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the Atlanta Greek Festival this weekend, today is the closing day of this annual, popular Atlanta event.
Since I grew up near Tarpon Springs, Florida, which is a huge Greek community, this is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a celebration of Greek food, culture, music, art and more! In addition to mouthwatering meals and pastries, Greek music and dancing, and the traditional Greek coffeehouse, there are also Greek chef demonstrations, a Greek general store selling staples for your kitchen and home, and vendors selling jewelry, art, and many more traditional Greek wares. In past years, there have also been tours of the cathedral, which is always a delight (the tour schedule is not posted on the website).
Tickets are just $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under – you can save $1.00 per ticket and not have to stand in ticket lines by purchasing your tickets online. The festival has FREE parking and FREE shuttle buses from Century Center Office Park on Clairmont Road, adjacent to I-85. Festival hours for today – Sunday, October 3, 2010 – are 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
Can’t spend the day at the festival today but still craving some delicious homemade Greek food, like Souvlaki, Moussaka, Gyros, Spanikopita, and Baklava? You can still enjoy Greek delicacies by zipping through the Taste of Athens in Minutes: The Atlanta Greek Festival Drive-Thru. Click here for the Atlanta Greek Festival drive-thru menu. Drive-thru hours are 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM.
Celebrate all things Greek today at the Atlanta Greek Festival – OPA!