One of the area's largest cultural festival returns to this weekend with the 22nd annual Marietta Greek Festival.
The festival features the flavors of Greece in the food, the drink, the music, the dancing, the shopping, and the Byzantine architecture and iconography of the church itself at 3431 Trickum Rd. in Northeast Cobb.
The Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $3, but children under age 12 are free.
Admission also is free to anyone during the first three hours of the festival, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday. And a $5 weekend pass is available if you want to come and go.
What's your favorite part of the Marietta Greek Festival?
There’s a lot to bring you back:
- Live music from a Greek band coming from Ohio.
- Professional Greek folk dancers performing throughout each day, ending with the night with the “Zorba Show.”
- Tours of the Greek Orthodox church, whose beauty belies its membership of only 300 families.
- An agora full of shops offering Mediterranean items.
- A children’s area.
- A more adult area, Niko’s Taverna, offering Greek wines, beers, and liqueurs such as ouzo and metaxa.
- Above all, the food—authentic, homemade pastries, gyros, souvlaki and more.
Free parking for the festival is available at , and the Mormon church at 3195 Trickum Rd. A free shuttle runs between the lots and the festival.
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