The 48th annual Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Texas is opening its gates to the crowds today with tasty Greek food treats and pastries, a wide variety of Greek wine and beer, a bazaar, lots of ethnic dance performances and live music by the band Hellenic Keys.
The tradition of the Greek Festival is a celebration of the Greek culture and an educational event as well. However, the parish is formed by more than just one ethnic background including Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish.
Father Stelios Sitaras, who has been leading the Church for the past 11 years, will lead tours of the church and will be welcoming questions on the Greek Orthodox faith.What started decades ago as a small bake sale, has grown to a key church fundraiser. Proceeds from the festival will help fund a local, national and international ministry.
“The Greek Festival is our parish’s opportunity to display our cultural and spiritual warmth with the Corpus Christi area,” Father Sitaras said.
The 2011 Greek Festival is November 4, 5 & 6, 2011 at 502 S. Chaparral St. , Corpus Christi , TX.
Admission is free to everyone.
Friday, November 4- 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5- 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.