Charlotte’s Greek Festival Celebrates It’s 36th Year This Week and Tomorrow (SUNDAY, 9/10/17) is the FINAL DAY!
The 36th annual Yiasou Greek Festival is going to be larger than ever! Visitors from all around come to savor the culture of their Green ancestors: culture abounds, ranging from art, clothing and jewelry to food and music.
Inside Dilworth’s Holy Trinity Greek Cathedral – Be sure to take the tour! As you enter, light a candle and pay respect to the icons as you tour the breathtaking cathedral, which was built in 1951.
Charlotte’s Greek Festival has grown to one of the largest festivals in the nation. The colorful culture is kept alive year after year and the entire community enjoys the celebration as they come in droves–to the tune of about 45,000!
Some visit the festival every day just for the food! Gyros, pitas, baklava, Greek wine… and more are cooked by parishioners, using their ancestor’s coveted recipes and served by hundreds of volunteers.
The Yiasou Festival in Charlotte has been the recipient of several awards over recent 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
There’s something for everyone at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival!
Charlotte Greek Festival Hours:
• Sunday, Sept. 101th | 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Admission is $3.00. Children 12 and under are admitted free as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Yiasou Festival is a four-day event that draws more than 45,000 visitors and has become one of the largest Greek festivals in the United States.
CATS/Bus/Lynx Light Rail – The Festival is less than a mile walk from the East/West Boulevard Lynx station. Visitors who ride the CATS/Bus/Lynx Light Rail to the festival will receive free admission when they show their same-day stamped ticket.
In partnership with the Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) at 400 East Boulevard in Charlotte, Yiasou Greek Festival patrons and volunteers may park free at the CHA surface lot (NOT in the parking deck) all day Sunday.
Take advantage of the “2-block stroll” to the Yiasou Greek Festival! Side street parking is available on nearby Dilworth neighboring streets, adhere to posted parking guidelines. PLEASE - do not block any driveways.
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Sunday, 9/10, is the Final Day to Celebrate Charlotte's Greek Festival