Some of the best Greek food I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying was at the Pasadena Greek Festival. And it just so happens that the 56th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest is happening this weekend at Santa Anita Park on September 19, 20 and 21, 2014.
Pasadena Now reports that the, “Pasadena Greek Fest offers one last chance to celebrate the end of summer. Take a trip with us as we transport you to Greece for a weekend. Enjoy food, wine, spirits, music and dancing! Visit our Hellenic Theater featuring culinary and cultural presentations. There is so much for to see, hear, taste, smell and feel, that all your senses will be delighted,” says Greek Fest Chairman Louis Kades.
Homemade Greek goodies are the reason that I attend—lamb chop lollipops and loukamades (syrup-coated donuts) are some of my personal favorites, but everything tends to taste extra delicious when enjoyed outdoors. You can find appetizers, gyros, and more pastries than just baklava—although that can be found there as well. If you want to bring home a taste of the festival, then check the official schedule for cooking demos, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.
And there is also award-winning dance group performances and live Greek music as well as other entertainment and things to do and see.
For more information and details, check here. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and children under 12 years are free. Parking is $4.