The International Greek Food Festival holds title as the largest ethnic festival in the state. This is the 33rd year for the event, which will be taking place May 19-21 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 1100 Napa Valley Drive in Little Rock.
The event is an opportunity to experience a variety of cultures and Greek and Mediterranean foods including gyros, souvlaki, baklava, falafels and tabbouleh salad. An Old World Market on site also has imported items for sale from around the world such as pastries, olive oil, and Orthodox icons.
Entertainment will also be taking place throughout the weekend including performances by the Greek-American Folk Dance Society and Dabkeh Middle Eastern Dancers.
“This year, we’re excited to announce two new entertainment options, the Donna Massey Band and the Big John Miller Band,” said Philip Miron, co-chairman of the International Greek Food Festival, via a news release. “As always, there will also be a wide array of cultural performances and children’s performances to enjoy throughout the weekend.”
A new food item called My Big Fat Greek Platter will also be available. This year, the festival will also collect $3 admission or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank in an effort to raise more funds for benefiting charities. For more information, visit greekfoodfest.com.