The Original Greek Festival

While it’s consistently been one of the most popular ethnic festivals in Houston, The Original Greek Festival is also known as one of the most populous, with elbow room in short supply. But with expanded grounds, seating and mingling areas this year, the place where everyone is Zorba-for-a-Day should have plenty of room for everyone.

And while the music, dancing, crafts and children’s activities are all draws, it’s the food that really brings out nearly 40,000 attendees every year. This is the place to get gyros, tiropita, spanakopita, baklava, kourabiedes, loukoumades and a lot of other eats. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church complex, 3511 Yoakum. For information, call 713-526-5377 or visit www.greekfestival.org. Free to $5.
Oct. 6-9, 2011

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