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Seattle Greek Festival Celebrates 50th Year

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credit: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images

credit: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images

Come and enjoy what has become a Seattle tradition now in its 50th year! Wonderful authentic Greek food awaits you, along with Greek Folk Dancing by award-winning Greek Folk Dancers. Join in and dance! They don’t mind. Learn about the Greek church and faith during church tours throughout the festival. Shop for bargains on authentic Greek items. And of course, stop by the Greek Deli for delicious Greek delicacies. There are also family and kids’ activities to add to the festivities at St. Demetrios.

The festival runs three days, September 16 – 18. Admission to the event is free. Proceeds go to support local charities, including Camp Agape (for children with cancer) and Feed the Homeless program.

Interestingly, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church has its beginnings in Seattle in 1894. The former church structure was demolished in 1995 to make way for the new REI Flagship store. The present St. Demetrios Church was completed in 1962 and dedicated on March 31, 1963. It was designed by Paul Thiry, one of the principal architects of the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair.

For more information, go to the website at http://www.seattlegreekfestival.com.

St. Demetrios Hall & Cultural Center
2100 Boyer Ave East
Seattle, Washington 98112
206-325-4347

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