MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Greek Festival is in full swing after two years of drive-in events
Myrtle Beach’s 31st annual Greek Festival is back in full glory after the pandemic forced it to be behind the wheel for the past two years.
The festival takes place at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Evan Bofilios, the church treasurer, said you’ll be sure to get the full Greek experience.
“It’s Greek food. We only have a variety of Greek food in the area, so this is where you can come and eat Greek food, enjoy it and enjoy all the Greek stuff,” Bofilios said.
While you eat a variety of Greek dishes like gyros, baklava, and moussaka, you can also enjoy Greek music and a performance by dancers from the Greek community.
There will be plenty of vendors for you to shop around and even a kid’s zone for your children to enjoy.
You can even visit the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and admire the hand-painted murals of Greece.
Visits to the church:
Thursday-Saturday: 2 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
While this is a major fundraiser for the church, they also partner with local charities to give back to the community.
Whether you have been there before or are attending for the first time, here is some information you need to know about the festival.
In case you don’t arrive at the festival early enough to secure a parking space, there will be parking and a free shuttle that runs every ten minutes from Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant.
Once you arrive, you’ll pay $2 to get in, but kids 10 and under can come in for free.
However, you will need to bring extra money if you want to enjoy Greek cuisine and shopping.
Salesman Denis Tellekamp has been setting up shots at the Greek Festival for years and says it’s an event not to be missed.
“A lot of people come here. They know that fall is festival season and the Greek Festival is always, always great,” Tellekamp said.
You can enjoy music, dancing and lots of food during the four-day event from October 13-16.
You can go from Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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