Visit Greece without ever leaving Los Angeles and join the endless summer fun with Los Angeles’ Greek community at the 54rd Annual Pasadena Greek Fest which will be held Friday-Sunday, September 14, 15 and 16, 2012 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 10 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012; noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012; and on Sunday, September 16, 2012 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.
“Pasadena GreekFest, one of Los Angeles oldest and largest culturally diverse festivals, brings together the community in celebration of Fall with a multitude of fun activities for the entire family, including Greek cuisine, cooking demonstration, a sports bar and cigar lounge, art, culture, Greek lectures, wine tasting, shopping, live entertainment and Kid’s Fun Zone,” says Co-Chairman of the event Louie Kades.
Highlights of the weekend festivities will include live Greek entertainment from the Olympians and other live performers. Planned are many exciting exhibits, including cooking demonstrations, live wine chat with wine makers from Greece, lectures about Greek history and culture, as well as the very popular Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, Greek folk dancing by several award winning youth groups and an expanded Kid’s Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and prizes.
A special grand prize dream travel certificate valued at $2,500 will be given away. Raffle prizes awarded throughout the weekend include a 51” 3D HD TV, apple iPads, cash and gift certificates all totaling over $10,000.
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, and community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, CA. Event sponsors include Methodist Hospital, Mountain View Tires, AAA Auto Club, Santa Anita Park, Pasadena Star News, and NRS Media Group
For ticket information or to obtain additional information regarding the event, call 626-600-1OPA/626-600-10PA/626-6991672 or visit the official website of the festival at www.pasadenagreekfest.org.