The Greek Festival is one of the many cultural festivals that you can find sweeping through Santa Barbara throughout the year. For the 44th time, the amazing foods, entertainment, and traditions of the Greek culture will be delighting thousands for the weekend at Oak Park near the center of the city. Here are some of the things that keep people coming back to the Greek Festival year after year.
Nobody can deny that it is the food that tends to steal the spotlight every year. This says less about the other festivities than it says about how amazing the food is. From start to finish, all of the best Greek delicacies are hot and ready for your enjoyment. Among the most popular are the gyros and moussaka. But of course you can always find delicious options according to traditional recipes like the baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi. Regardless of what you get, you can be sure that all the food is authentic and delicious.
There is plenty more to enjoy throughout the weekend along with the good. The Saint Barbara Agora is the Greek farmers market, where you can find some very special items. Throughout the whole weekend, you will be entertained authentic Greek music and dancing ceremonies. The folk dancing is a spectacle that you will not soon forget. Other fun festivities include the raffle and exposure to unique Greek artifacts including books and icons.
One of the great things about this event is that you do not have to be Greek in order to enjoy it. Come out for one or two days of community and fun!