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Greek Festival - October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015

Come Home to Greece

The parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Pensacola are busy preparing food for our 56th Greek Festival.

The 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.

The event 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.

Food, 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.

Hours are 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.

Festival Charitable Giving

Each year a portion of the festival proceeds are donated to a local charitable organization. This year the Festival will support Capstone Adaptive Learning & Therapy Centers. Capstone is the new name for United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida, which has provided quality care for persons with developmental disabilities in Northwest Florida since 1953. The new name lets people know that Capstone serves people with many types of developmental disabilities not just cerebral palsy. We are especially pleased to support the fundraising efforts of local businesswoman, Nancy Silivos, who has been hiking the Appalachian Train since March to support Capstone. As of August 7, Nancy has hiked over 1,500 miles and collected nearly $49,000 toward her goal of $125,000. We are proud of what Nancy has accomplished. Learn more about Capstone and Nancy's Hike.

Volunteers 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.

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