Santa Barbara property owners are invited to “be Greek for the weekend.” Attend the Santa Barbara Greek Festival, a local tradition now in its 43rd year. Oak Park will be transformed into a Greek agora, or marketplace, for the weekend of July 30th and 31st. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and run until 7 p.m. Park in the area between the Sansum Clinic and the park, then catch the shuttle. Come hungry, and sample the souvlaki or chicken dinner. Both are served with rice pilaf, a salad, and Greek bread. Join the folk dancing, then have a snack. The a la carte menu includes gyros, moussaka, Greek salad, spanakopita, and more. Save room for dessert and indulge in a piece of flaky baklava.
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You don’t have to travel to Athens to get real Greek delicacies and decorations. The festival will have everything you could possibly need. Browse artwork and jewelry. Pick up a cookbook so you can serve Greek food at your next party. Don’t forget your apron and a bottle or two of amazing olive oil, made from olives grown on Santa Barbara property. Kids who live in Santa Barbara will have a blast playing at the Kids Zone. Admission is free for the whole family. Learn more at the Santa Barbara Greek Festival.