Music, food, tours, more at the annual Greek Festival

Image by Flickr user photineImage by 20090503-greek.jpg Traditional dance is just one of the many activities in this three-day festival.

Update May 8: Bumped up to the front page. The festival starts now! -- Also The Charleston City Paper has a pretty good overview of some of the foods you'll encounter.

Enjoy the Greek spirit at the Charleston Greek Festival, Friday May 8th through the 10th at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

The festival brings delicious Greek food (gyros!), tours of the church, and music starting at 11 a.m.

Here's a rundown of what they offer:

- Delicious Greek food (gyro, kebob, mousaka and more!)
- Greek wines and beverages
- Greek music (two live bands!)
- Folk dance performances
- Cultural exhibits and shops
- Church tours highlighting ecclesiastic history, music, art, and prayer
- 700+ car parking area with continuous shuttle service to festival grounds

Get the full schedule of events (and food) on their Web site.

It's one of the area's best ethnic celebrations. You can get a taste for it in this photo gallery The Post and Courier did last year.

The festival is located at 30 Race Street. There is a $3 admission fee. -- But mothers get in free on Sunday.