Visit Greece without ever leaving Los Angeles and join the endless summer fun with Los Angeles’ Greek community at the 53rd Annual Pasadena Greek Fest which will be held Friday-Sunday, September 16,17, and 18, 2011 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia, CA 91107.
Fest hours are from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011; noon to 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011; and on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from noon to 10 p.m.
The event, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in Los Angeles, costs $5 and children under 12 years free. Parking is $4 per car at the main entrance of Holly and Huntington Drive at Santa Anita Park.
“This event has always has been a draw for residents and visitors seeking a culturally diverse and fun event with a myriad of activities for the entire family. Come visit us and we will wine, dine and spoil you the Greek way!” says Co-Chairman of the event Charlie Christodulelis.
Highlights of the weekend will include live Greek entertainment from the “Olympians,” and featured special guests Miltos Kranias from Greece and Kostas Skrepetos from NYC, seven different visual artists from the International Greek Artists Foundation from Fair Oaks, CA, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, live cooking demonstrations, a live wine chat with Yiannis Skakianakis of Pavlidis Winery from Drama Greece, the Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, Greek folk dancing, lectures about Greek history and religion and a Kid’s Fun Zone with carnival games, rides and prizes.
A special grand prize, consisting of a round trip ticket for two to Greece, valued at $2,500, will be given away as part of the festivities. Other raffle prizes will be presented to Fest guests throughout the weekend include an HD TV, IPads, gift certificates and more.
The Pasadena Greek Fest is an annual event which brings together thousands of visitors from the Greater Los Angeles area to a weekend pageantry celebrating all things Greek. Proceeds from the event benefit cultural, educational, athletic and community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, CA. Event sponsors include Methodist Hospital and Santa Anita Park.
For ticket information or to obtain additional information regarding the event, call 626-600-1OPA/ 626-600-1672 or visit the official website of the festival at www.pasadenagreekfest.org.