Big Greek Festival | St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Big Greek Festival | St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

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It won't be long before the scents and sounds wafting around the St. Andrew Community Center spread through northern New Jersey and surrounding areas at Big Greek Festival opens it doors.

A favorite of all ages, BIG GREEK FESTIVAL is a celebration of all things Greek, and the ambiance shows it. From festive flags adorning the community center and outdoor taverna - a contemporary take on a traditional Greek bar and grill, to the fully costumed youth showing off their talent, BIG GREEK FESTIVAL attracts patrons who sometimes drive more than an hour to get a tasty treat with family and friends.

Loyal patrons who've experienced the festival year after year know to schedule the event on their calendar early to be sure not to miss the once a year event.

New visitors find the mix of sights, sounds and delicious dishes a way to get a taste of culture and tradition that spans decades. The volunteers begin preparing the menu months in advance.

A certain favorite? Gyros, often accompanied by a selection from the bakery and bar.

Fans who enjoy being outdoors find the outdoor seating area under the tent a great way to keep an eye on their children, as they enjoy the games and activities in the area adjacent the tavern.

When twilight comes, the atmosphere becomes electric, featuring live entertainment from youth who've practiced all year, and live music from favorite Greek singers and entertainers. Sizzling, seasoned souvlaki becomes the perfect complement to any number of bar selections, especially with the exclusive Big Greek Festival drink, the "Blue Greek," with Greek Ouzo as its base.

The event is held on three consecutive days, beginning with a lunch on Friday and ending on Sunday with evening dinner and dancing. Visitors can stop by and pick up take out, or they can plan to spend the whole day to enjoy everything BIG GREEK FESTIVAL has to offer.

A must-do is a tour of the interior of the church, lead by Fr. John Theodosion. Visitors learn the meaning and craftsmanship that is applied to the hand carved woodwork and stunning painted icons. A visit to the festival is best topped off by Betty's Baklava Ice Cream and a visit to the church bookstore.

The festival is highlighted by a marketplace, modeled after traditional open markets, with a variety of local businesses and handicrafts, unique fashions, home decor and art.

Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Visa/Mastercard are accepted, and ATM is available onsite.

Tags: Shows, Festivals, And Fairs, Greek, Things To Do In Morris County, Events In Morris County

Event Details

Date: June 1, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

This event also occurs on 06/02/2018, 06/03/2018

Community Center | St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
1447 Sussex Tpk
Randolph, New Jersey 07869


Peter Petrou

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