The 48th Birmingham Greek Food Festival TO GO!

* DRIVE-THRU
* WALK-UP
* TAKE-OUT
* ORDER ONLINE

October 14-16, 2021

10:30 am - 8:00 pm

307 19th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

205-716-3088

Become Greek for the weekend at the 48th Annual Greek Festival TO GO set for October 14-16 2021 from 10:30am-8:00pm. This year’s three day festival will be a little different due to the pandemic. The Greek Festival, Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events will be held in a drive-thru, walk-up/take-out, to-go format with an abundance of delicious authentic Greek cuisine. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our parishioners will greet you as you drive up, take your order and deliver it to your car. Festival goers will be able to walk-up and place food orders for take-out. Online ordering will be available in the walk-up area at this time.

Since 1972 and with your help the Greek Food Festival has donated over $3 Million to local and national charities. In recent years, these charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission, Safe House, Alabama Kidney Foundation, MS Society, and The Greater Birmingham Ministries.

Come experience a taste of Greece without the airfare!

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Welcome

Dear Visitor,

On behalf of the Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Birmingham, I would like to warmly welcome you to the Annual Birmingham Greek Festival.

The Greek (or Hellenic) Community of Birmingham is proud to share its Greek culture, heritage, faith tradition, and cuisine with you. Each year we offer this celebration to approximately 30,000 visitors, so that together we in Birmingham can experience a heritage that is not only historically important, but also a culture that celebrates life.

Greece, of course, has a rich pre-Christian history that includes the great epics of Homer and the philosophy of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. This was the birthplace of Christianity in Europe, when Paul planted some of the earliest Christian communities in Thessalonica and Corinth, which have existed uninterrupted for the last 2000 years. All of this history and heritage is given form—takes on “flesh and bones”—in the rich sights, sounds, and taste of this culture that you will experience in your visit today.

Of course, Greek or Hellenistic culture has never been reserved only for people of a certain DNA. Beginning especially with Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, Hellenism was the ecumenical or universal culture for most of the known Western world, spreading as far as India in the east. The same is true today. Our community and church is home to Greeks and people from all nations. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not thank the members of our Greek Orthodox Community who have worked tirelessly for many months to put together this year’s Greek Festival. Their hard work is inspired by their love for their Church and their desire to share their lives, culture, and faith with the Birmingham Community.

Please feel free to ask me or any of our members for help during your visit

We thank you and the entire city of Birmingham for your ongoing support. As a token of our appreciation, we annually donate a portion of the proceeds to local (as well as national) charities.

May God bless you and your families, and I pray that your time with us is enjoyable and edifying.

Sincerely,
Fr. Gregory Edwards
Dean of the Cathedral

CONTACT

WHEN & WHERE
FREE PARKING In the former Liberty National Parking Building one block away located on 21st Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
307 19th Street South
(205) 716-3088
Parking Details

WHEN & WHERE
FREE PARKING In the former Liberty National Parking Building one block away located on 21st Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
307 19th Street South
(205) 716-3088
Parking Details