Can't quite afford that trip to Mykonos yet? Get your Greek food fix in Ocean City this year!
The annual Greek Festival is a fun-filled cultural activity for people of all ages and walks of life. Try something new or indulge in old favorites like baklava and spanikopita. Live music and dancing will make you feel like you've been transported to Greece, and the bustling marketplace will be full of clothing, imported snacks, and gifts.
WHEN: July 26-28, 2019 | 12–11 p.m., Friday and Saturday | 12–9 p.m., Sunday
WHERE: Roland Powell Convention Center | 40th Street and Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD
Courtesy of the Ocean City Greek Festival
I don't know about you, but I go to cultural festivals to shop and eat. Yes, the live music is nice and all, but give me shiny things from overseas, and I'm all over them! Expect to find lots of jewelry, art, clothing, and imported items, so don't forget to hit the ATM! See what delicious foods will be on sale here.
Live music will be by The Golden Flame Band, and the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon Dance Troupe will be performing all throughout the weekend. Their traditional costumes and dancing will have everyone out of their seats in no time. Opa!
Courtesy of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon Dance Troupe
At the heart of it all, this event is a fundraiser for the Greek community, and the proceeds from the annual raffle will benefit the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, so dig deep and get those tickets! There are two prize tiers, a $1,000 "small prize" and you can get six tickets for that at $5. You could also try for the "big prize" of up to $10,000 with $100 raffle tickets – only 200 of these will be sold, so those are GREAT odds!
Do you go to the Ocean City Greek Festival every year? What's your favorite part of the weekend? Let us know in the comments!