The 44th Annual St. Spyridon Greek Festival in North Park starts this Friday, June 5 and runs through Sunday. Some of us wait all year just for the traditional Greek pastries, freshly baked for the Festival. The aroma of seasoned meat being roasted or grilled is irresistible, too. And the spanakopita is the real deal, not the frozen kind from TJ’s. Watch them prepare your Greek coffee to order – it’s worth the wait. In the Opa! Beer Garden, you can socialize or dance to the band music.
Don’t know how to dance? Take Greek dancing lesson at the main stage, mid-day. A favorite Southern California Greek band, the Olympians, is among the bands playing this weekend. There will also be performances by award-winning Greek youth dance groups.
Conveniently, the parish provides free parking and a shuttle to and from the Festival at the lot behind the San Diego Unified School District offices. The Greek Festival is held on the church grounds at 3655 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103. Please visit their website for times and details.