The hit movie gave you a taste, and now you will be able to experience Kefi, when the joy of living overwhelms you so much while you dance, you yell, “Opa!” Over the years, members of the city’s Greek Orthodox Community have shared their traditions and culture with their neighbors. Come to the Annapolis Greek Festival, an annual celebration filled with music, dance, food, and wine, running Thursday to Sunday, June 1 to 4, 2017.
Greek Food and Wine
The smell of garlic and oregano, along with the scents of coffee and cinnamon, will return you to simpler and more wholesome times. Look for traditional Greek cuisine like those listed below.
- Dolmades – Stuffed grape leaves
- Gigandes – Giant baked beans
- Gyro – Meat roasted on a vertical spit, typically served as a sandwich
- Horiatiki – Traditional Greek salad
- Keftedes – Meatballs cooked with herbs and onions
- Moussaka – An eggplant dish flavored with spiced meat and béchamel
- Paidakia – Grilled lamb chops
- Rolo Kima – Traditional meatloaf stuffed with boiled eggs
- Souvlaki – Small pieces of meat with or without vegetables on a skewer
- Spanakopita – Spinach pie
- Spanakorizo – Spinach and rice cooked in lemon and olive oil sauce
- Taramasalata – A spread made from fish roe
- Yemista – Tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice
Music and Dancing
Live Greek music made with the traditional bouzouki, a stringed musical instrument, will accompany the festival’s traditional Greek dance performances by the community’s Children and Adult Dance Troupes.
Charity and Event Details
Staffed by volunteers, the Annapolis Greek Festival raises funds for missions, providing weekly meals and care packages for the Light House homeless shelter in Annapolis. Proceeds will also benefit the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Date: Thursday to Sunday, June 1 to 4, 2017
Times: Thursday 4-10 p.m. / Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. / Sunday 11
a.m.- 7 p.m.
Location: Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
For More Information: Annapolis Greek Festival 2017
Your Inn Near the Greek Festival
The festival is about 6 miles away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.