The Drive-Thru Greek Festival will be held this weekend

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A popular Wilmington festival is giving people a double take this year.

Just five months after the annual Greek Festival in May, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is preparing to launch a weekend-long drive-in event tomorrow.

Organizers say this event won’t have the wines, music and dancers, like the one in May, but you will be able to drive in and buy some of your favorite Greek dishes like gyros, lamb and baklava.

The festival’s promotions director, Basile Katsikis, said the May event saw record attendance, which is why they decided to do another one with a twist.

“We had people coming from Fayetteville, Raleigh, all the way to Myrtle Beach. We were just, – our hearts just jumped for joy, but the thing that really got to us was ‘oh my god, when are you going to reopen’, because we would really like to see a drive-in. So we kind of said – you know what, let’s go and start the car ride again, and that’s what we want. Just give them a little flavor to hold them over until May,” said Basile Katsikis, Promotions Director of the Greek Festival.

The Greek Festival will take place tomorrow through Sunday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church across from UNCW.

Drive-thru hours are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit the church and non-profit organizations such as Family Promise, First Fruits and Good Shepherd Center.

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