Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox church hosts, "A Taste of Greece".

Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church is hosting 39th annual Greek festival titled, “A taste of Greece”. It is one of Southern California's most popular summer events in Orange County. This year, it promises to host approximately 12,000 Greek foodies and local fun loving Southern California residents. Admission to “A Taste of Greece” is $3.00. The event offers fun activities and foods for the entire family. The list of activities include: carnival rides, cooking demonstrations, international boutique store, Greek folk dancing, church tours and lots of delicious Greek dishes for purchase. The church is located in the heart of Irvine, at 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604.

Taste of Greece
Parking Information: Limited Handicapped Parking is available in the St. Paul’s church parking lot. Additional parking can be found west of St. Paul’s church at the Irvine Congregational Church and Woodbridge Center lots. Off-site parking is provided at the Woodbridge Senior Center located at 20 Lake Road, located on Lake Road between Barranca and Alton. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes: Friday from 5:00 to 9:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 9:30 pm Drop-off is at the front driveway of the church.
Greekfest Operating Hours 

Friday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Saturday, Noon – 10:00 pm 

Sunday , Noon – 9:00 pm 
Greekfest Admission -$3.00 per person, Children under 10 are free, Seniors 65+ are free Saturday 12-5pm
Greek festival
We recommend everyone enjoy the church tour because the inside of their sanctuary is really beautiful. In the middle of the church, do not forget to look up to the stain glass that captures light and reveals its beautiful colors. It is a place of worship so remember to not bring food or drinks inside. Good manners are welcomed.

Church Tour Hours:
Friday 7:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Friday 8:30 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Saturday 1:30 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Saturday 3:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Saturday 4:30 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Saturday 6:30 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Saturday 8:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Sunday 2:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Sunday 3:30 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Sunday 5:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *
Sunday 7:00 PM St. Paul’s Church Sanctuary Tour *

* Please meet at St. Paul’s Sanctuary front doors

The festival’s main attraction is “A Taste of Greece”. Traditional Greek food, fun and dance will be in every corner of the festival.  Make sure you visit every single booth to experience a slice of Greece. Please see the list of the foods that will be available for purchase:
Calamari – Greek seafood delicacy with tartar and cocktail sauce.
Chicken – Leg and thigh in delicious Kalama (tomato based) sauce.
Dolomites – Stuffed grape leaves with lamb and beef and served with avgolemono (egg and lemon) sauce.
Greek Pizza - Yummy
Gyro – Lamb and beef blend served in Pita bread with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki, a sauce made with yogurt, garlic and cucumbers.
Keftethes – Greek Meatballs.
Lamb Chops – Greek style seasoning grilled to perfection and served with Seasoned Greek fries.
Loukaniko – Homemade Greek sausage seasoned with herbs and lemon juice sautéed to perfection and served with feta cheese and Kalamata olives.
Loukoumathes – “Greek doughnuts” covered with honey and cinnamon prepared fresh at your request.
Moussaka – Eggplant, meat, cheese filling with creamy Béchamel sauce.
Pastitchio – Greek style lasagna.
Saranac – Fried Greek cheese flamed with Brandy.
Spanakopita – Spinach pie laced with Feta cheese.
Tyropita – Three Cheese Pie.

After you eat a great meal don’t forget to look for delicious pastries such as Baklava and Greek cookies throughout the food court. There will be an assortment of sugary treats for purchase. 

Go to Irvine Greek Festival Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/IrvineGreekFestival/

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. Information was taken directly from Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church website. All opinions and ideas are all our own.
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