Opa! Here’s what to know for the Marietta Greek Festival this weekend

Yes, the centuries-old culture of Greece will be honored in Cobb this weekend with traditional song and goods for sale, but there’s also the food: grilled meats, heaps of hummus, honey-soaked treats.

So get both your dance and your grub on at the Marietta Greek Festival on Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is the 27th year the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, has hosted the event.

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The event is free for children 12 and younger, but adults must pay $5 to enter. Proceeds will go to organizations like the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. Also, no animals are allowed unless required by law. 

Live entertainment runs from 2 p.m. to nearly 11 p.m. the first two days, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

As for the food, we’ll let the menu online speak for itself.

Photos from past Marietta Greek Festival

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There will be cooking demonstrations throughout the festival and a children’s area with face painting, arts and crafts and a playground.

Looking for something more serious than paint on your face? Go on a 30-minute tour of the church and learn about the architecture and history. Here’s the tour schedule.

For parking, look to Simpson Middle School, 3440 Trickum Road; Church of Latter-Day Saints, 3195 Trickum Road; or Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road.

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