Visitors to Ocean City this weekend will get to say, "it’s all Greek to me" for a little longer as the annual Greek Festival adds an extra day to its celebration.
This year the event, in its 25th year in Ocean City, extends through Monday. The festival added the extra day for guests who are arriving in Ocean City during the week.
The four-day festival, which begins Friday, will give guests the opportunity to experience Greece’s culture without leaving the Eastern Shore. Festival attendees can eat traditional foods and desserts, shop for jewelry, clothing, and art as well as enter raffles. After 5 p.m. every day of the festival, guests can listen to the Greek band Golden Flame perform and watch Greek folk dancing.
The festival, held at the Roland Powell Convention Center, starts at noon and ends at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Admission is daily and proceeds go to the Ministries of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Guests must be at least 14 years old to attend without an adult. From noon to 4 p.m. admission is $2 per person. After 4 p.m., admission is $3. Ocean City residents can receive free admission from noon to 4 p.m. with a driver’s license that has a local address. For more information visit www.stgeorgebythesea.org.
Also on tap this weekend:
Ocean City Tuna Tournament. Weigh-ins for the 27th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament begin at 4 p.m. at Ocean City Fishing Center, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane. They can be pretty exciting, with cash payouts of $500,000 or more for the July 11-13 event. Info: ocfishing.com
Sundaes in the Park. On Sunday, July 13, bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park at 127th Street and the Bay, and for a small fee, make ice cream sundaes and enjoy live entertainment on Sunday evenings. The Key West Band provides a Jimmy Buffet tribute, and Mike Rose puts on a magic show. Info: oceancitymd.gov