Greek and other cultural festivals in Erie

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If you haven’t spent your lieftime being Greek, hopefully you at least played the part for the weekend!  The 29th Greek festival in Millcreek was a hit again this year. 

Hundreds of people came out each day to enjoy the event.  The celebration provided live music, dancers, vendors, and of course, the authentic food.  

Several food vendors returned this year to really bring a taste of the Greek culture to the region.  The cooks featured new foods and brought back some fan favorites from past years.  “We made loukoumades, baklava sundae, we had baklava layered cake too so we had a lot of new items,” said Liz Geanous, Greek Festival Cook. 

The line for gyros was strategically placed, so people who had to wait for the key cultural menu item could watch the dancers while they waited.  

Other cultural events coming up are as follows:

Italian Festival, August 11-13 at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, www.stpaulrcerie.org

All Cultures – Celebrate Erie, August 17-20, Downtown, Erie, www.celebrateerie.com

Polish Festival, August 25-27, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, https://www.everfest.com/e/holy-trinity-zabawa-polish-heritage-festival-erie-pa

German Festival, September 2nd & 3rd, St. Nick’s Grove; 5131 Old French Road, www.dank-erie.org

Scottish Festival, September 7-10, Downtown Edinboro and EUP, www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games

Irish Festival, September 15-17, St. Patrick’s Church, erieirishfestival.com

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