Ever wondered what it would be like to dive into a culture other than your own? To eat, drink, dress and act like someone of a different ethnic background?
If that’s the case, then attending Galveston’s 35th annual Greek Festival is something you should check out. You get a chance to try authentic Greek wine, food, pastries and much more.
You also get the opportunity to meet some very Hellenistic folks that have much knowledge about Greek culture. Today we will discuss some of the things you can do at the Greek Festival in Galveston as well as why it is worth the experience.
One of my favorite parts of the festival was the food. I got a rare opportunity to try authentic Greek food that I’ve never even heard of such as:
Of all of the offered dishes, I enjoyed the pastries the most. They are homemade and server either in boxes or individually.
The gift shop at the festival offers interesting items such as paintings, jewelry, ornaments, and much more items with a taste of Greek in them. The shop also provided every day grocery items imported from Greece such as olive oil, pasta, and other canned goods. Items from the souvenir shop would make a great gift for anyone due to them not being sold anywhere else.
The live entertainment was another high point in the festival. You get to see the performers dressed in ancient clothing dancing throughout the day. If you didn’t know, the passion Greeks have for line dancing goes back for centuries. So why don’t you give it a try? Join in on the fun and have a wonderful time. Dancing really helped me digest all of the new Greek food that I tried!
There is no admission fee, however foods and drink are sold separately. The event will take place on October 13th from 11am – 8pm and 12pm to 6pm on the 14th at The Greek Orthodox Church located on 19th Street.
You can also tour the church during the festival days and there is a petting zoo for children.
As you can see, the Greek Festival has something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re an open person looking to dance and make new friends or one who likes to watch from the shadows. It gives average people the opportunity to experience a culture outside their own. So what are you waiting for? The Greeks are calling your name!
Be on the lookout for date/time changes due to weather here.