Pasadena goes Greek this weekend, with the Annual Pasadena Greek Fest, September 16-18 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
“This event has always has been a draw for residents and visitors seeking a culturally diverse and fun event with a myriad of activities for the entire family. Come visit us and we will wine, dine and spoil you the Greek way!” says Co-Chairman of the event Charlie Christodulelis.
Weekend festivities include live Greek entertainment from the Olympians, and featured special guests Miltos Kranias from Greece, Kostas Skrepetos from NYC and Elizabeth Proios. Other highlights include visual artists from the International Greek Artists Foundation from Fair Oaks, CA; authentic Greek cuisine and pastries; live cooking demonstrations; a live wine chat with Yiannis Sfakianakis of Pavlidis Winery from Drama, Greece; the Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge; Greek folk dancing; lectures about Greek history; culture and religion as well as an expanded Kid’s Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and prizes.
The Pasadena Greek Fest is an annual event which brings together thousands of visitors from the Greater Los Angeles area to a weekend pageantry celebrating all things Greek. Proceeds from the event benefit the cultural, educational, athletic and community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, CA.