The 2012 Greek festival, “Passport to Greece” is slated for this weekend at St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton. A celebration of all things Greek, visitors can look forward to eating Greek specialties such as spanakopita, moussaka, and pastries and cookies like koulouria, finikia and kourabeides.
I wrote about the volunteers who make the cookies last year – it was great fun to join these women who carry on their cultural traditions.
Also at the festival, dancers and musicians will perform, there are lectures about church history and culture, along with tours of the church, and activities for kids and adults alike. Over three nights, it’s one of the largest annual fests in the area.
St. Mark’s Greek Festival, “Passport to Greece”
- Where: St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 N.E. 51st. St. (Yamato Road), Boca Raton
- When: Jan. 19-22; Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7 p.m.
- What: Traditional Greek dancers perform, church tours with culture lectures, food booths, activities for kids, merchandise sold.
- Tickets: $5, adults; children under 12 free; food sold separately.
- Parking: Available at Boca Corporate Center, Parking Lot K east of Military Trail, and Patch Reef Park at 2000 Yamato Road. The church runs shuttle buses to these parking areas. See the website for maps and directions.
- Information: Church phone 561-994-4722; online, www.saintmarkboca.net/festival/ – a discount coupon is available on site.