56th Annual Greek Festival returns to Tulsa this weekend

By: Morgan Miller, Executive Director

Food, fun, and Mediterranean festivities await Oklahomans in the Tulsa area this weekend as the 56th Annual Tulsa Greek Festival returns to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

The festival is Tulsa's oldest Ethnic Festival and has been put on every year by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church since it started in 1960.

There is something for everyone at this festival. They have traditional dancing and music, authentic Greek appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts as well as church tours, and shopping.

The festival will even be dedicating an entire tent to the OU v. Ohio State game Saturday, courtesy of Channel 8 News. The tent will be exclusive to viewers of the game and will charge an entrance fee. It will be full-service with food and drinks served within.

The entrees and appetizers that are being served include chicken and pork souvlaki, calamari, lamb dinner, gyros, cheese pies, dolmathes, Greek salad, spinach pies, and more. Dessert includes classics like baklava and galaktoboureko, along with modern twists like the baklava sundae. The full menu can be found here. As for drinks, there will be imported Greek soda and wine, and Ouzo. Ouzo is a sweet anise flavored liqueur similar-tasting to licorice. 

The festival started on the 15th, and will continue this evening into tomorrow. The hours for Friday and Saturday are 11:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m. there will be a $3 entry fee for adults. The festival is at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 1222 S. Guthrie Ave, Tulsa Oklahoma 74119.