Celebrate all things Greek at the 56th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest. Proceeds from the annual weekend of pageantry, hosted by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, benefit educational, community outreach and other programs supported by the church. Sponsors include the Methodist Hospital, Santa Anita Park, the Pasadena Star News, and Metaxa Remy USA.
Highlights include performances by noted Greek vocalists Takis Kokotas and Aphrodite Vlaserou. Throughout the weekend, live Greek music and dancing are complemented by lots of festive booths filled with everything Greek from clothing and jewelry to artwork, cooking demonstrations, all sorts of authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, wine and beer tastings.
Food, being a major highlight, includes world-famous dishes like calamari, feta fries, gyros, lamb, roasted chicken, moussaka, spanakopita, and assorted Greek salads to taste bud-tempting desserts including baklava, floyeres, kataifi, pasta flora and much more.