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Edgewater’s Greek Fest Is Back This Weekend For Its 58th Year

Expect Greek eats, music and of course, plenty of gyros.

Edgewater's Greek Fest will have traditional dancing.
St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church
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EDGEWATER — Greek Fest is coming back to Edgewater beginning Friday for its 58th consecutive year.

Located at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church at 5649 N. Sheridan Rd., the festival will include traditional Greek eats, live music and more.

The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival is from at noon until 10 p.m.

Credit: St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church
Edgewater’s Greek Fest is geared towards families.

It’s three-day party that features all things Hellenic. There will be a Greek DJ along with a Greek band and a Hellenic dance troupe.

For kids, expect to see plenty of activities, including a bouncy castle, games and reptiles from the Chicago Herpetological Society (but not the Humboldt Park Lagoon Alligator).

And of course, the food. Attendees will get to eat gyros — lots of gyros. There will also be pork souvlaki pita sandwiches, pastitsio (Greek lasagna) and vegetarian moussaka (an eggplant Greek lasagna).

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