Come Home to
parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church of Pensacola are busy preparing food for our
56th 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.
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.
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.
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