It’s Greek to Me!

If gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spanakopita, and an abundance of wine are on your list of favorite things, Orange County’s 36th annual “A Taste of Greece” festival is the place to be June 27 through 29th at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine. The festival is a Greek party: live music, authentic Greek dancing lessons—the wine will help with that—and boutique booths reminiscent of the Plaka, a well-known historical neighborhood of Athens. You’ll even find authentic recipes for traditional Greek dishes, delicious pastries, and a wine “Taverna” offering Greek wine and beer.

Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28th; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

“As Orange County’s largest Greek Orthodox congregation, we’re delighted to host a festival that offers an opportunity for the community to experience authentic Greek dining, wine, music, dancing, and entertainment,” says St. Paul’s Father Steven Tsichlis. For more information, visit

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