Greek fest logoThe Arlington Greek Festival returned on the second weekend of June, from Friday, June 9, at 11 a.m. to Sunday, June 11, at 6 p.m., at the St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St.

As always, there was no admission fee, and the venue is handicapped-accessible.

Roast lamb, gyros, salads, souvlaki, loukoumades . . . oh my!

Baked lamb, pastichio, moussaka

Many more of your favorite Greek foods are set to return as well. Prepared with love and expertise by the parishioners of the church, they offer world-class cuisine using their tried-and-true set of recipes for the quality and flavor you have come to expect for more than 30 years, from baked lamb, pastichio and moussaka to baklava, galaktoboureko and Greek coffee.

A selection of Greek wines and beers are offered to pair with your meal.

Rain or shine, the event will be "in tents!"

Music, too

In addition to their famous cooking skills, Greek musical talents will also be provided by parishioner expertise all under the big tent. Kefi Sounds, Apollo Sounds, Salonika Boys and DJs from web radio station Kefi FM will complete your Greek weekend, with live Bouzouki music Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 5  courtesy of the Grecian Trio. 

Also in the evening, you can enjoy the experience of Greek regional dancing courtesy of the Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great.

Since 1964, St. Athanasius church has been a fixture in the Arlington area, actively serving the needs of Arlington through fund-raisers, charity drives and weekly Sunday divine liturgies, which are open to all. For details, see the church website >>  

For more festival information, please get in touch with the church office (781-646-0705) or visit the festival website >>

This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 9, 2023, based on information provided by Gary Makredes. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase helped prepare it for publication.