Food, fun and culture at St. Demetrios' 43rd annual Greek Festival

The Greek Festival at St. Demetrios on Cub Hill Road continues Saturday and Sunday.

Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Baltimore is hosting its 43rd annual Greek Festival this weekend through Sunday, Sept. 25.

The festival, held on the church grounds at 2504 Cub Hill Road, includes food, music and authentic Greek folk dancing featuring troupes from many of the Greek churches in the region.

The festival also includes a Greek grocery, a kid's zone for activities and an agora (market place) with several shops offering artwork, jewelry, crafts and icons.

The festival started Thursday, and Friday's hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, hours are noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday will also feature "Glendi on the Hill," an evening of dancing, after the festival hours.

There is free admission, and also free on-site parking.

According to a history on the church website, the founding of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church dates back to the early 1970s, when faith leaders in the Baltimore region recognized the need to expand to the suburbs, setting the stage for a new church to take shape.

For more details on the parish, or the annual Greek Festival, go to stdemetriosmd.org, or call 410-661-1090.

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