OPA! Fall 2017 Greek Festival of Chandler September 29-October 1, 2017

Celebration of Greek Food, Dance and Fun for All at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Chandler

September 29, 5–10 p.m.

September 30, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

October 1, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church transforms into a mini Greek Village during A Taste of Greece, which has been celebrated now for more than 30 years! A Taste of Greece of Chandler offers a weekend celebration with traditional Greek foods, pastries, live Greek music, costumed folk dancing, Greek imports and other vendors, Kids Fun Zone, and so much more. The celebration brings a slice of Greece to Chandler, with a blend of historical ancient times of Greek culture with today's modern age.

All proceeds benefit St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church and related philanthropic activities and community charities. St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The event is affordable family fun, only $3 admission and kids under 12 are free. Get one Free Admission with the purchase of an admission at www.ATasteofGreeceAZ.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATasteofGreeceAZ/

Free Parking and Shuttle Bus: Seton High School, 1150 N. Dobson Rd. Chandler (just north of Ray Rd.) and handicapped parking is available on the church grounds.

St. Katherine’s is proud to carry on a tradition from its homeland, rich with unique tastes and culture. A Taste of Greece represents all that the Greek culture has to offer. You don’t have to be Greek to enjoy the Greek Food Festival, there’s something for everyone. You can experience the traditional flavors of Greece right in Chandler!

Without a doubt the highlight of the three-day festival, is the delicious array of mouth-watering time-honored delicacies that will satisfy any appetite. Weeks prior to the event, several dozen church volunteers work to hand-prepare favorite dishes such as dolmathes (grapevine leaves stuffed with ground beef, seasoned rice and herbs), spanakopita (thin filo dough filled with spinach and cheeses), and pastichio (Greek lasagna, baked macaroni and ground beef covered in béchamel sauce), and more. Homemade pastries like baklava (filo dough filled with nuts and spices), kourabiedes (rich, shortbread-like cookies covered with powdered sugar) and loukoumathes (pastry puffs sweetened with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon). There are many other traditional Greek foods, which are available for take home, too.

Greek music will fill the air, and performances by Greek folk dancers in authentic costumes promise to add to the atmosphere. Festival-goers who like to get involved will love the fun dance workshops. Shoppers will enjoy the agora marketplace offering arts and crafts, Greek imports, jewelry, CDs, books and icons. Many vendors will be participating in the fun weekend. St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church is located at 2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, just south of Elliott and Dobson.