Greek Festival coming to Bel Air area

May 2, 2013 by  

Bel Air area residents will soon have an opportunity to experience the traditions of Greece without traveling far from home.

Later this month, the annual Greek Festival will be returning to nearby Darlington. Printing companies are likely seeing more business as the organizers of this event order banners, flyers, and posters for the three-day celebration.

Cuisine will be a major highlight of the occasion. Individuals and families will be able to sample a wide variety of authentic Greek foods and desserts, including lamb, calamari, and baklava. All of these dishes will be freshly prepared at a tent on-site. Adults will also have the chance to try beers and wines from both Greece and the United States.

The event will feature a number of live Greek-style singing and dancing performances. Entertainers will be wearing traditional clothing to capture the spirit of their ancestral homeland. In addition, vendors will be on hand to sell jewelry and other souvenirs.

There will be plenty of entertainment geared specifically toward children at the festival. Kids will be able to play Greek games and enjoy other activities in their own designated area.

The Greek Festival will run from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. It will be held on the grounds of Saints Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church (3714 Dublin Road). Community members of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend this free event.

Attendees will be invited to park at 3938 Conowingo Road and take shuttle buses to the site of the festivities. Those seeking more information may call (410) 638-9754.