Spend an Evening at our Greek Taverna
parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church of Pensacola are busy preparing food for our
54th Greek Festival.
Pensacola Greek Festival is one of the Pensacola Bay
area’s signature festivals mixing southern
hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. Live
Greek Music, youth folk dancing, and Church tours
make 1720 West Garden Street into the place to be
during the second weekend in October. The 3 day
cultural event provides an opportunity for the
Pensacola Greeks to share their heritage, culture
and faith with the local community.
is held on the church grounds at 1720 West Garden
Street under large tents and features a variety of
delicious Greek dinners, sandwiches, coffee,
desserts, drinks, and shopping in the Greek Market.
We want our guests to experience the atmosphere of a
typical Greek taverna - a casual restaurant with
outdoor seating where you can enjoy traditional
Greek cuisine and socialize with your friends.
offering our traditional menu with a few new items
this year. In the dinner line, you can order a Lamb
Shanks dinner served with Greek style potatoes and
music and dancing are not the only attractions
offered at this festival. Visitors can attend twenty
minute church tours to see the architectural beauty
of the inside of an Orthodox Christian church and
learn a little about the Orthodox faith and its
culture. Byzantine hymns will be sung by choir
members at the end of each tour.
Friday from 11am- 10pm, Saturday from 11am- 10pm,
and Sunday from Noon - 6pm. As always, admission to
the festival is free. The
Festival is truly a labor of love by our
parishioners. Months of preparation goes into the
planning and presentation of this event. Stop by the
Hellenic Center on any weekend in the fall and you
will see many cheerful faces and busy hands as
church members prepare food so they can share their
food, their faith and their ethnic pride for one
weekend each year to their Gulf Coast neighbors.
are welcome to assist in pre-festival food
preparation. The best way for non-parishioners to
stay up to date on work dates is to follow us on
Facebook where we will post those dates as events.
year a portion of the Festival proceeds is
donated to a local charitable organization. This
year we are supporting the Our Lady of
Angel’s St. Joseph Medical Clinic, an
outreach program of St. Joseph’s Catholic
church. The Clinic provides medical services for
the uninsured and indigent residents of Escambia
County. These services include limited health
care, educational services, and dental care.
clinic is staffed primarily with volunteers that
include doctors, dentists, social workers,
pharmacists, and administrative personnel from
St. Joseph church and the community at large.
This clinic is 100% funded by donations, grants
and fundraisers and receives no federal funds.
The clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays
mornings. For more information call
holding a food drive at the Festival for
Manna Food Pantries. Please bring
non-perishable items (canned veggies, meats and
fruits) to help support this worthy cause. Look
for drop-off containers in front of the hall by
the dinner line.
Guardian Ad Litem is looking for volunteers.
They will have a booth in front of the Church
hall to talk to potential volunteers. This
program helps desparate children navigate the
court system. It only takes a few hours a month
and can make a huge difference in the life of
the child. Call 850-595-3728 for more
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