Opa! For it will be an authentic Greek celebration. From sweet baklavas to savory gyros, this festival will bring all your European genes alive. Foodies looking for food festivals in Florida, include St. Augustine's Greek Fest on your list — it will transport you straight to Santorini without ever leaving the Sunshine State.
This cultural festival returns for the 22nd year & will have mouthwatering Greek food including gyros, loukoumades, baklava, pastes, ergolavos, tzatziki sauce & everything delicious from the Mediterranean blue-hued country.
Besides tasty food, you will find a selection of vendors selling jewelry, arts, crafts and more. If you've been to a Greek wedding, you know how much Greeks love to dance. This festival will showcase local dancing and troupes across all ages.
The Greek festival will offer a kid's zone with amusement rides. In addition, there will be free dance lessons available for guests. If you can say it in Greek, you get bonus points. To get you ready for the festival, St. Augustine Greek Festival has provided a list of common Greek phrases to learn here.
There will be a taverna serving Greek beer and wine, giving you a break from your American traditions. New this year, you can skip the food line & order online on October 11th and October 12th here. Food can be enjoyed at the festival or even ordered to go.
Admission to the festival costs only $5 per person. Augustine Greek Festival will take place from October 11th through October 13th.
If tradition and culture lure you to a festival, this one will definitely transport you to a one-of-a-kind cultural adventure. It would be like attending a Big Fat Greek Wedding, ya know, minus the wedding but with all the food.
An overview of the festival can be seen below. If you're looking for more foodie festivals, a taco festival with free beer is happening in Miami this weekend, or indulge your sweet tooth at a massive FREE chocolate festival in Tampa next year.
22nd Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival
Price: $5 per person — kids 14 & under and Active Duty military members & their families with ID are FREE.
When: October 11th through October 13th.
Address: Francis Field located at 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Why you need to go: This festival will have authentic baklava and gyros including Greek music, dancers, and amusement rides.
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