Become Greek for the weekend at the 48th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 14-16, 2021 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival, 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. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine prepared by the parishioners of the community and served by them during the Greek Food Festival weekend.
All entrees and desserts are homemade and they have been for 48 years when the festival began and are comprised of only the freshest and finest ingredients available. Menu offerings include souvlakia, pastichio, Greek chicken, spanokopita, dolmathes, veggie plates, Greek salad, gyros and more! There will also be a choice of homemade Greek pastries including baklava, kourambethes, melomakarona, koulourakia and many more. In addition to the authentic Greek food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. Greek dancers of all ages will be performing all three days. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.
The open air festival offers free admission. Outside tented seating for dining will be available. Food plates are individually priced and the Greek pastries will be pre-packaged and sold in the food lines. Coca Cola products will available along with Greek beer and wines. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
The convenient drive thru is available all three days from 10:30am-7pm. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle. Online ordering will be available at www.BhamGreekFestival.com
The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox parish was chartered in 1906, and is the 4th oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the Southeast. The beautiful and inspiring Byzantine interior of the basilica enhances the Orthodox Christian’s worship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Self-guided tours will be available during the three day festival and parishioners will be available to answer any questions between 10:30am – 9:00 pm. Please call ahead to schedule a tour for school and church groups.
Since 1972, the Greek Food Festival has greatly impacted many charitable organizations by donating a portion of the festival proceeds which is over 3 million to local and national charities. In recent years these charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission, Safe House, Alabama Kidney Foundation, MS Society, and The Greater Birmingham Ministries.
Come experience a taste of Greece without the airfare!