June 3 through 6th, Saints Constantine and Helen’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond is hosting the
34th Annual Greek festival with amazing food, dancing, music and fun. Not sure what Greek food you might like? Check out this Greek Festival culinary guide to learn the difference between moussaka and souvlaki or tiropita and dolmades. This year you’ll find two levels of red and white wine: red and white table wine from the Sokos Winery in Greece and premium 2006 Douros Merlot and 2009 Epilinois white also from the Sokos Winery. OPA!
Festivities include demonstrations of some of the more than 200 Greek dances representing each region, village or island by the Byzantio Hellanic Dance Troupe to the live music of Achilleas. Guided tours will be available of the sanctuary which also includes tales of the history of the Greek Orthodox Church, which traces its beginning to the day of Pentecost. Souvenirs will be available at the Agora, or market, set up by vendors of Greek jewelry, leather, knick-knacks, videos, music, embroideries, t-shirts, folk art and icons.
Hours vary each day, Thursday 11AM – 9:30 PM, Friday June 4 11AM – 10 PM, Saturday June 5 11 AM – 10 PM, and the last day is Sunday June 6 12 PM to 7 PM. The first weekend in June is lining up full of fun, food, art and adventure in Richmond, Virginia. There’s so much to do and so little time! You might even want to place a note in your tickler file for the first weekend in June 2011 to make sure you can reserve a room for the weekend at our Fan District bed and breakfast so you can be in the middle of it all!