Fri., May 10, 11 a.m., Sat., May 11, 11 a.m. and Sun., May 12, 12 p.m. 2013
$5, $3/seniors and students, Free/children under 12 and active military
The Charleston Greek Festival started out 43 years ago as a small church picnic, and today has grown into a full three-day festival. Live music, fresh foods, and authentic Greek dancing are just a few reasons the festival attracts hundreds of people each year. “The church tours are also something every guest should take advantage of, because we have some amazing, world-renowned art you can’t see anywhere else,” says Tom Meletis, the chairman of the festival. The schedule of events includes Greek wine tastings, performances by the band A Night in Athens, and a raffle for a stay and golf package at Wild Dunes Resort. And of course, we can’t forget the food. The biggest draw of the festival is the vast menu of traditional Greek cuisine, including dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat), moussaka (sort of like Greek lasagna), and loukoumades (Greek donuts dipped in honey and topped with cinnamon).