Get ready for another amazing Birmingham Greek Festival, Oct. 14-16

Birmingham, Greek Food Festival
The great Birmingham Greek Festival is back! Photo via Birmingham Greek Festival’s Facebook

The Birmingham Greek Festival is back! From October 14th to October 16th, you can enjoy delicious Greek cuisine, music, dancing and traditions. Want to be a part of it? Here’s what you need to know.

An endearing event

Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
Did you know that they donate a portion of proceeds? Photo via Birmingham Greek Festival’s Facebook

This year is the 48th year of the Greek Food Festival. It is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. 

The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham‘s Greek community to the city going back four generations. Since 1972, the festival organizers have donated a portion of the proceeds to local and national charities—so far, they’ve donated over $3M.

The charities include:

  • Magic Moments
  • Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
  • The Greater Birmingham Ministries
  • And more
  • Location: 307 19th Street South
  • Time: 10:30AM-9:30PM
  • Dates: Thursday, October 14th-Saturday, October 16th
  • Parking: on 20th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue

Parking is free.

The food options seem endless

Birmingham, Greek Food Festival
Doesn’t it look tasty? Photo via Birmingham Greek Festival’s Facebook

There will be traditional, homemade entrees and desserts containing the freshest and finest ingredients available. Drive-thru orders are available and will be delivered right to your car. 

Tented, outside seating will be available. You can order online at the Birmingham Greek Festival website. All Greek pastries will be pre-packaged. Here are the available menu options.

Entrees:

  • Souvlakia
  • Pastichio
  • Greek chicken
  • Spanokopeta
  • Dolmathes
  • Veggie Plates
  • Gyros
  • Greek salad
  • And more

Pastries:

  • Baklava
  • Kourambethes
  • Melomakarana
  • Koulourakia
  • And more

There will also be Greek beer and wines available.

It will be a night of pure fun

the holy trinity church
Take a tour of the Cathedral. Photo via Birmingham Greek Festival’s Facebook

Not only is the night full of fantastic food, but it will be tons of fun. You can enjoy music, dancing and an inviting atmosphere—where everyone is embraced as family.

All three days will have a dance performance from Greek dancers of all ages. The Greek Market Place will be open for you to grab Mediterranean or Othodox Christian souvenirs. 

Self-guided tours of The Holy Trinity, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, will be available all three days. Be sure to call beforehand to schedule a tour for school and church groups.

What traditional Greek dish are you most excited to try? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know.  

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Tira Davis
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