For our money, there’s no better way to spend Labor Day weekend this side of of Mykonos than at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis’ Central West End.
The fun reigns supreme from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5 at the church on the corner of Forest Park and Kingshighway.
Voted the best local festival by St. Louis Magazine, the Greek Festival features live music and Greek folk dancing by St. Louis native Christo Sarantakis and Pete Dellas. Bouzouki Pete’s Orchestra will also perform.
Dance performances can be see daily at 12:30, 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. on the Main Stage and at 4 and 7 p.m. on the Taverna Stage.
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful church at 1, 2:30, 5 and 6:30 daily.
Stop to buy a souvenir of the event at the Marketplace featuring items from the Athens flea market including grape leaves, cheese, olive oil, jewelry, dolls, vases, miniature icons, cookbooks and novelties.
The whole experience will leave you shouting, “Opa!”