Get ready to get your Greek on. The Birmingham Greek Food Festival is October 3-5 from 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. at the The Holy Trinity -Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Christian Church in downtown Birmingham. The festival is in its 47th year and is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most important cultural events.
The three-day festival is free to get in and food plates are individually priced. During the festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family.
2019 Birmingham Greek Festival
Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue. The convenient drive thru is available all three days from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. There is no need to call ahead and place your order. Servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle.
The Holy Trinity–Holy Cross Greek Orthodox parish was chartered in 1906, and is the 4th oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the Southeast. You can take a self-guided tour between 10:30 a.m- 9:00 p.m. during the three-day festival; parishioners are available to answer any questions. Call ahead to schedule a tour for large school and church groups. Since 1972 and with your help the Food Festival has donated over $3 Million to local and national charities.
Pitas – Four filo triangles filled with feta cheese mixture or feta and spinach mixture.
Dolmathes – Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and topped with lemon.
Deluxe Plate – Delicious Greek style chicken served with pastichio, rice pilaf, spanakopita, Greek salad, and a roll.
Souvlakia – Marinated lamb skewered and grilled on an open fire.
Greek Chicken – Greek-style chicken at its finest, baked and basted in a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
Pasticho – a wonderful combination with layers of macaroni, ground beef in a Greek tomato sauce, topped with a layer of delicious cream bechamel sauce.
Veggie Plate – A meatless plate with our delicious rice pilaf, Greek dinner salad, 2 spanakopitas, 2 tiropitas, greek style green beans.
Gyro Sandwich – Grilled slices of seasoned beef and lamb topped with lettuce and Greek tsaziki sauce and rolled in warm pita bread.
Gyro & Salad – Gyro sandwich served with Greek salad.
Baklava – Layer upon layer of buttered filo and ground pecans bathed in a honey syrup.
Chocolate Baklava – Classic baklava dipped in chocolate.
Melomakarona – Honey and nut cookie topped with chopped pecans.
Kourambethes – Greek wedding cookie sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Koulourakia – Butter coffee twists.
Loukoumathes – Greek fried donuts, dipped in warm honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Almond Crescent – Almond paste filling topped with honey and almonds.
Kataiffi – Shredded filo, walnuts, honey and cinnamon mixture
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