This weekend, it’s all about the Opa! The Salt Lake Greek Festival takes place September 5-7, 2014 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City. Here are some good reasons to go!
1. There’s dancing
If you love Greek dancing, there are plenty of opportunities to watch at this year’s Salt Lake Greek Festival. The Parthenon, Athenian, Olympian, Dionysios and Cretan Minotavros dancers will be performing Friday through Sunday.
2. There’s a children’s midway
Fun stuff for kids to do. Need we say more?
3. There’s a cooking demonstration
If the thought of delicious Greek food makes your mouth water, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to make these recipes for yourself.
4. There’s a choir performance
The Holy Trinity Cathedral will serve as the venue for a performance from the choir. You won’t want to miss it!
5. There’s Greek food
This should probably be first on the list. Not only will you get a chance to try Dolmathes, Keftedes and Souvlaki, but they even provide the recipes for some of these tasty dishes on their website.
6. Take transit, carpool or bike to the festival
Parking downtown can sometimes be challenging, so plan ahead by taking transit, driving with a few friends or family, or cycling to the festival. UTA says it’s only a short walk from the Old Greek Town stop to the festival doors, and the weather is beautiful this time of year.
7. Tickets are cheap
$3 will get adults in the doors, and children ages 5 and under can get in free.
8. Utah has an awesome Greek history
Did you know in January 1905, the Greek Community of Utah was organized from over 200 Greek residents at the Odd Fellows Building, and construction of a church was started a few months later. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was named and dedicated in October 1905, and the community is one of the biggest parishes west of Chicago.
9. The Greek Orthodox Church in SLC is beautiful
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