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Greek Festival - October 11, 12 and 13th 2013

Spend an Evening at our Greek Taverna

The parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Pensacola are busy preparing food for our 54th 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.

We are 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 green beans.

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.

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.

Community Outreach

  • Each 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.

The 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 850-434-8162.

  • We are 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 information.

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