2011 Yiasou Greek Festival in Dilworth
The Greek Festival in Dilworth has been running since 1978 and has become one of the Charlotte area’s largest cultural events. The Greek Festival is held in the beautiful Dilworth Neighborhood and features various cultural exhibits, traditional Greek cuisine and pastries, live entertainment, shopping and so much more. The Greek Festival allows you to experience the sights and sounds of Greece without ever leaving Dilworth or the Queen City!
The GreekFestival has also received several distinguishing awards over the years including:
Best International Event – Charlotte Magazine in 2009 Best International Festival – Charlotte Magazine in 2005 The Best of Charlotte Award for Best Festival in 2004 – Creative Loafing One of Charlotte’s Best Festivals in 2003 by Charlotte Observer readers Best Ethnic Festival of 2004, 2003 and 2000 – Creative Loafing
Every year there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the Greek lifestyle, this years featured attractions will be : Mount Athos Lectures. Reverend, Father Michael Varvarelis, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral will be presenting a series of lectures on the history of Mount Athos. Mount Athos is the center of Eastern Christian Orthodox Monastacism. It is home to 20 Orthodox Monastaries and only monks are allowed to live on Mount Athos. Classical Greek Culture Lectures. Dr. Keyne Cheshire, Dr. Peter Krentz, Dr. Michael K. Toumazou, and Mr. Chris Pangalos, will be joining the Warriors of Greece Living History Group and the Culture Room this year for a series of mini-lectures on various topics of classical Greece. Details… Greek Cultural Exhibit. One of the largest local collections on display, the Greek Cultural Exhibit will feature artifacts such as Greco-Roman spearheads and coins dating back to 500 BC and a living history presentation Warriors of Greece. Witness Greeces most celebrated fighters, the elite Spartans in person.
Greek Festival Hours are: 11 am to 9 pm Thursday, Sept. 8th 11 am to 10 pm Friday, Sept. 9th 11 am to 10 pm Saturday, Sept. 10th 12 noon to 8 pm on Sunday, Sept. 11th
General Admission is only $2.00 and children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
School groups and senior citizens groups can make arrangements for free admission by contacting Helen Karras at the church office at 704-334-4771 by Thursday, August 25th
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