Do you like to eat and be entertained? Do you like to shop and also learn about other cultures? Then come to the Marietta Greek Festival on May 17, 18 & 19 and help Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church celebrate their 29th year in Cobb County!
The largest cultural event in Northwest Georgia will no doubt fill your senses! From the smoked lamb sandwiches to the baklava sundaes, the Marietta Greek Festival offers a variety of food and pastries just waiting for you. You’ll enjoy live music as the 160+ costumed dancers perform in the Carlos Amphitheater and the indoor marketplace offers unique shopping and gift ideas. Your children can also enjoy various games, activities and crafts outside in the Kid’s Area. Be sure to visit Niko’s Pub to taste Greek wine, beer, and liqueur and stop by the Greek Street Food tent, featuring delightful portable food options. Don’t miss the guided tours of the Byzantine style sanctuary to see the beautiful iconography and learn about the Orthodox faith – a soothing treat for all!
Admission is $5, and children 12 and under are free. FREE ADMISSION on Friday 3-5pm. Pre-sale tickets, as well as meal deals that include free admission, can be found at www.MariettaGreekFestival.com.
The Marietta Greek Festival donates a portion of its proceeds to the local community through two wonderful organizations: Habitat for Humanity, and the Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) Society.
This year’s festival is held on the church grounds located at 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta/East Cobb. The festival is open from 3-11pm on Friday; 10am-11pm on Saturday; and 10am-6pm on Sunday, with FREE parking and continuous FREE shuttle service. Please note: no pets are allowed, except registered service animals.
Visit www.MariettaGreekFestival.com or call the church office at 770-924-8080 for more information.
Come be Greek for a day…OPA!
This article originally appeared in our May issue of EAST COBBER, on page 18. Click here to view the digital edition.