to attend Orange County’s 32nd annual “A Taste of Greece” festival at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine this weekend. More than 11,000 guests are expected to attend the three-day festival, produced by Orange County’s largest Greek Orthodox congregation, featuring traditional Greek cuisine, wine tasting, live music, authentic Greek dancing with lessons and boutique booths reminiscent of the Plaka, a well-known picturesque historical neighborhood of Athens.
A family-friendly affair, the festival will be lined with boutique shops, a variety of games and a full-scale carnival. Event attendees can also enter an opportunity drawing for the chance to win a 1st prize of seven days in Athens, Greece (hotel and airfare included for two); 2nd place prize of a 47-inch hi-definition television; 3rd place prize of a Dell laptop computer; or 4th place prize of $500. Funds raised will support various organizations, including an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico and a soup kitchen in Albania.
JUNE 25, 26 and 27, 2010
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 25
Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 26
Noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 27