Annual Greek Festival returns to Wilmington this weekend

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The 23rd annual Greek Festival returns this weekend, with lots of traditional fare to sample. Photo courtesy Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
The 23rd annual Greek Festival returns next weekend. Photo courtesy Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

The Port City will be alive with the sights, tastes and sounds of Greek culture this weekend.

The 23rd Annual Greek Festival gets underway at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 608 S. College Road, on Friday. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 15-16, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 17.

The Greek community of Wilmington hosts the event to share its culture, faith and heritage, according to the festival’s website. The festival is an annual event that draws people from New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and surrounding counties.

Guests pay a one-time $3 admission fee for the entire weekend. No pets are allowed at the festival.

Guests can enjoy traditional and popular Greek music, Greek dancing, Greek food, cooking demonstrations and tours of the church.

The festival began in 1992 and has an average attendance is about 15,000 people. Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.

For more information visit the Greek festival’s website or Facebook page.