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Santa Cruz Greek Festival 2018

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Santa Cruz Greek Festival

223 Church Street

(Church and Center Streets)

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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COME LIVE LIKE A GREEK IN DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ, SEPTEMBER 7, 8, and 9
Celebrating its 37th year, this award-winning Greek Festival will make you feel like you are in Greece. Voted Best Street Festival and Best Food Festival in 2017. Free admission! Come see what makes it so special. You'll enjoy delicious authentic Greek dishes, live music, dancing, vendor bazaar, henna art, a taverna (Bar), coffee shop, and wonderful Greek desserts. The Festival benefits Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church and is located on Church Street between Cedar and Center.

DAYS AND HOURS
Friday, 5pm - 10pm
Saturday, 11am - 10pm
Sunday, 12pm - 7pm

GREEK FOOD!
Authentic delicious Greek food is the central attraction of this festival. The tantalizing aromas of roasting meats, grilled vegetables, redolent with garlic, oregano and rosemary fill the air. Greek specialties such as gyro, moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, dolmathes and lamb shanks are some of the many dishes to try. Many vegetarian selections as well. The Taverna (bar) serves Greek wines, Greek spirits like Ouzo and Metaxa, imported and domestic beer. The Kafenio (coffee shop) prepares hot Greek coffee to order, also a traditional Greek frappe, a chilled coffee drink shaken by hand. Pastry Booths are filled with delectable pastries and baked goods including loukoumades (a little bite of heaven you will find hard to resist), baklava, galaktoboereko (Greek custard with a crispy pastry shell), and many other unique Greek desserts.

LIVE GREEK MUSIC AND DANCING
There will be live music all weekend and folk dancing by groups from the Bay Area. Vendors with clothing, pottery, novelties and jewelry from Greece. Raffle tickets are available for a chance to win a Grand Prize of a one week stay on the lovely island of Naxos in Greece and other prizes. Guided tours of the Church and many Byzantine Icons by artist Tatiana Grant.

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Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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