30th Annual Greek Festival features family fun and cultural experiences

(L-R) Front row: Lisa Solon, Joan Felts, Angie Duncan, Mary Ann Bolger, Starroula Xoinis. Back row: Li Khoury, Christina Changas, Lisa Felts, Alexandra Pappas, and Kalliopi Koralis.

(L-R) Front row: Lisa Solon, Joan Felts, Angie Duncan, Mary Ann Bolger, Starroula Xoinis. Back row: Li Khoury, Christina Changas, Lisa Felts, Alexandra Pappas, and Kalliopi Koralis.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is the place to be this weekend for their 30th annual  Greek Festival that will feature a weekend of Greek-inspired food and drinks, dancing and music in tents scattered around the grounds.
The festival kicks off on Friday and ends Sunday, September 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Satur- day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 4905 Franklin Road.

Attendees will experience an array of Greek dances to the tunes of an authentic Greek band, specialty booths with Greek-inspired crafts and an assortment of Greek food, like tiropita, spanakopita, dolmas, and other Greek specialties, as well as drinks. Honey-drenched doughnut balls — loukoumades — will be freshly made on-site. This year, people have the option to preorder Greek pastries.

Kids will be able to enjoy a petting zoo, bounce houses and other activities, as well as use of the church’s playground.

Greeks who call Nashville home will share their history and culture with guests. Tours  of the beautiful Holy Trinity Church will be available.

A variety of vendors will be selling their wares in the agora, from Greek jewelry to olivewood carvings made by the Christian community in Bethlehem.

New this year is the Greek band “ONEIRO” who will be performing throughout the event.

Off-site parking with shuttle service to the church will also be provided.

Tickets are $3; children under 12, first responders and active military personnel will be admitted free.

Proceeds from the event help fund the church’s annual projects and outreach programs.

For more information go to www.nashvillegreekfestival.com

Featured Greek specialties such as moussaka, pastichio, gyros, roasted lamb, spanakopita, dolmas and more, will be available.

Featured Greek specialties such as moussaka, pastichio, gyros, roasted lamb, spanakopita, dolmas and more, will be available.