Tucson Greek Festival – September 20-23 – Save the dates

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from the press release

If it’s Greek Festival time, we  know that the official end of  our long, hot Summer  is near.  The gala four day festival returns on Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23.  The Festival features a mouth-watering array of traditional Greek dishes like Souvlaki, Saganaki Flambé, Spanakopita, Baklava, and more, as well as live music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, and more. Congregation members of St. Demetrios Church, who will have been cooking for weeks before the festival, will prepare and serve each and every delicious morsel over the weekend.

The newly expanded Greek Market is not to be missed – featuring rare finds like locally made Greek Spice Blends and Rubs from Greek Village Market; homemade Hummus, and freshly mixed Greek Salads conveniently packaged so guests can whet their appetites before the main event.  Imported products like Greek Coffee, “Brikis,” – the copper pots used to make Greek coffee, Greek candies, demitasse sets and more will also be available at the market.

Throughout the weekend, guests can also enjoy live entertainment featuring Greek music groups and the award-winning Panthenian Dancers, and learn Greek culinary secrets of at the Cooking Demonstration Stage.   Chefs from  Opa!, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and others will show how to make classic dishes like Baklava, Greek Olives, Athenian Chicken, Saganaki Flambé, etc.   And special guest chefs John Fina (former NFL star) and Jim Gekas (former owner of the Palomino Restaurant) will prepare a fabulous Greek gourmet dish (to be announced). For a complete schedule of performances and demos, visit the website.

General admission is $3 per person per day, with free admission for children under 12 and Active Duty military with ID. The ideal way to enjoy everything at the Ffestival is to purchase a special four day pass for only $5. Special Daily Offer: Anyone who brings a can of food for the Community Food Bank will receive a $1 coupon good toward the purchase of items from the food line. Limit one can per adult admission.

Parking and Shuttle Schedules:
•    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Free parking and shuttle service from the Amphi Plaza parking lot located at 1st Ave. & Ft. Lowell.
•    Saturday only: Additional free parking and shuttle service from Salpointe High School located one block south of Glenn on Mountain.

What:            Greek Festival 2012
Where:        St Demetrios Church ~ 1145 East Ft. Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ  
When:            Thursday, Sept. 20  ~  5 to 10 pm
Friday, Sept. 22  ~ 5 to 11 pm
Saturday, Sept. 22 ~  4 to 11 pm
Sunday, Sept. 23rd ~  noon to 6 pm

The 2012 Greek Festival is sponsored by KVOA, Citadel Broadcasting, Tucson Lifestyle, Angel Valley Funeral Home, OPA! Restaurant, Parties Plus, KOLD and The Explorer. Proceeds from the Festival benefit various ministries of the church. For additional information, visit the website at  or call (520) 888-0505.


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