The Yiasou Greek Festival, one of Charlotte’s largest festivals, is just a few weeks away! This year’s festival will take place September 13-16 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on East Blvd in the Dilworth Neighborhood.
This will be the festival’s 35th year and there is sure to be lots of fun for the whole family. The highlight of the festival for most people seems to be the wonderful Greek Food and there’s lots of it! Everything from Gyros to Souvlaki to Moussaka and Baklava. Plus to help wash it all down, there’s a wine tasting booth.
This is one festival you will definitely want to bring your kids to. It seems the kids Play Land gets bigger each year with all kinds of rides and bouncy things. Older folks will enjoy the cultural exhibits, lecture series, live music and dancing, as well as the Cathedral Tours .
Thursday Sept 13- 11am-9pm
Friday Sat 14- 11am-10pm
Saturday Sept 15- 11am-10pm
Sunday September 16- 12noon-8pm
Festival admission is $2
School camps and Senior Citizen Groups can gain free admission by contacting Helen Karras 704-334-4771 before Sept 6.
If you plan on attending it’s best to go early in the day to beat the crowds. This festival attracts upwards of 50,000 people. Parking can be a little bit of a problem. Best bet is to park on a nearby residential street but it may not be a bad idea to ride the Lynx and walk to the Cathedral (only about 1/2 mile walk).
If you just want to grab some food and go, there is a drive through location on Winthrop Ave between East Blvd and Worthington.