Atlanta Greek Festival This Weekend

Get your Greek on this weekend at the annual Atlanta Greek Festival located in North Druid Hills.  The Greek Orthodox Cathedral is hosting the festival located at 2500 Clairmont Rd.  Enjoy music, shopping, and of course Greek food!  I recently visited Greece this summer, so I couldn’t help myself and talk about this festival.  The best part is that if you are short on time but are craving some Greek cuisine, they have a drive-through!  (see below for drive-through hours).
Enjoy some pics of Greece that I posted from my recent trip and hopefully they’ll get you in the mood to join in on the Greek festival fun.Atlanta Greek Festival cuisine
A few fun things I learned about true Greek food served in Greece:

  • The gyro is basically the same as found in the states, but also served inside the gyro sandwich is a giant helping of fries
  • Greek salads don’t have lettuce.  It’s mainly tomatoes, green peppers, +/- feta, onions, and depending on where you are, olives.  It’s all served in a healthy dose of olive oil.
  • Olive oil is a huge staple there and served/cooked with everything!
  • When you order fish, it’s generally served as the WHOLE fish.  (Maybe it’s European thing in general) I always asked the waiter to filet my fish, which was done right in front of me.  Although the fish was delicious, I always discovered more bones as I was eating it and I really don’t enjoy that.  I quickly learned to not order fish anymore.

Greek Festival
Atlanta Greek Festival Dates:
Thursday-Sunday Oct. 9-12.
5pm – 10pm Thursday
5pm – 11pm Friday
11am – 11pm Saturday
11am – 7pm Sunday

Drive Through Hours:
Thursday:  11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Purchase Tickets Here

Want to know more about the North Druid Hills area where this festival is happening?  See current homes for sale in North Druid Hills here.
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