Instant Live 8: Dancing at the Greek Food Festival




Posted on September 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 10:46 PM

DALLAS - Get ready to kick it up Greek style! Hundreds of North Texans will head to Dallas for one of the country's biggest Greek Festivals this weekend.

Tuesday morning, News 8 met up with parishioners at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to get an early dance lesson. The festival kicks off Friday night with “OPA! Hour” that will include dance lessons and special giveaways. The evening will feature the Holy Trinity Hellenic Dancers, who practice and perform year-round.

This month, church members have been working to get all the food ready for the weekend. Tens of thousands of food items are prepared beforehand, including a variety of pastries and all kinds of authentic Greek cuisine.

"We have an opportunity to share our faith, our culture, our heritage, our food, our dancing with everybody and this is a way to do it,” said Father Christopher Constaninides, Holy Trinity’s pastor. “So we take the time, we take the effort, and we work really very hard to bring this three-day festival to everybody in the Dallas area, so they get a little taste of what it's like to be Greek for a little bit."

The 56th Annual Greek Food Festival runs:

Friday, September 28th – 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 29th – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 30th – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is located near the intersection of Alpha and Hillcrest in Dallas at 13555 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX, 75240.