Greek Festival Experience Arouses All Five Senses!
May 19, 20 & 21 may not be “Greek Week” but it’s certainly “Greek Weekend” thanks to Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. “Cobb County’s Most Delicious Festival!” has expanded its footprint this year to accommodate another record-breaking crowd. Patrons will enjoy enlarged festival grounds, two Greek Orchestras, bigger kids area, 140 costumed dancers, new take-out and much, much more.
The largest cultural event in Northwest Georgia was born more than a quarter century ago at the Cobb County Civic Center and eventually moved to 3431 Trickum Road NE in East Cobb. It is a three-day celebration that attracts a diverse crowd and tantalizes all five senses! You will pick up the scent of delicious homemade Greek dishes as your palate is tempted by heavenly Greek pastries. Your ears capture the melodic notes while your eyes gaze upon the exotic costumes of the dancers as they mesmerize everyone from 9 to 90. Finally, inside the Agora (marketplace), you’ll have a unique shopping experience by examining the plethora of gifts from all over the Mediterranean. Niko’s Taverna offers the opportunity to quench your thirst by sampling Greek wines, beers and liqueurs while indulging on mouthwatering appetizers.
The total experience is greatly enhanced as you find yourself becoming a Greek for a day, sitting and relaxing in the South’s only authentic Greek amphitheater. The breathtaking Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church will open its sanctuary and chapel doors for guided tours revealing the intricate iconography giving visitors a glimpse into the ancient Christian Church of Byzantium.
The Marietta Greek Festival is the best value in the area with FREE convenient parking and free shuttles that transport you from your vehicle to the festival and back again at the end of your visit.
The festival donates a portion of its proceeds to the local community through two wonderful organizations: The Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.
The festival is held on the church grounds located at 3431 Trickum Road Marietta, GA 30066. It will open on Friday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. (offering FREE admission from 3 to 5) and will continue on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and finally on Sunday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit www.MariettaGreekFestival.org or call the Festival Hotline at 770-924-8080.