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Tucson Greek Festival in Arizona September 16, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Diaspora Festivals.

It’s Greek Festival time again at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort. Lowell Road, Tucson. That means good eats, great music and lots of fun.

This year’s festival, which runs Thursday through next Sunday, will feature live music all four days, folk dancing and a Greek disc jockey.

Among the menu items: dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastitsio (a Greek lasagna). And to satisfy your sweet tooth, there are koulourakia (semisweet cookies), kourambiedes (butter cookies with powdered sugar) and ouzo (anise-flavored liqueur) cake. Yum . . .

Sample saganaki (flaming cheese), gyros, souvlaki, baklava and other Greek fare at the annual event hosted by a Greek Orthodox church. Imported clothing and pottery will be for sale, tours of the church will be offered and there will be traditional dancers and live music .

A shuttle service will provide transportation from the Salpointe Catholic High School’s stadium, a block south of East Glenn Street on North Mountain Avenue. Festival times are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. next Sunday. Cost: $3, children under 12 free. Info: (520) 888-0505, www.stdemetriostucson.org 

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