Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is gearing up for its 59th Annual Greek Festival next month in Tulsa. The four-day event will run from Thursday, September 19th through Sunday, September 22nd.
Thursday through Saturday the event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with free admission for all before 6:00 p.m. and free for kids all day. After 6:00 p.m. adults will be $5. On Sunday it will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a $5 cost all day.
All weekend long there will be live music, Greek folk dancing, and games. Guests will be invited up on the stage and instructed in traditional dances. There will also be tours of the beautiful Holy Trinity church, shopping at the popup boutique and market place, and a KidZone with games, arts and crafts, an inflatable playground, and more. The KidZone will charge a $5 admission, benefiting Emergency Infant Services.
Author Gina Michalopulos Kingsley will be speaking and doing signings of her new book, “A Magic Carpet Ride.”
The event will feature several gourmet authentic Greek foods including:
Loukaniko, a pork sausage served with sauteed peppers and onions on toasted pita.
Greek Salad, with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, red onions, bell peppers, and house-made Greek Vinaigrette.
Keftedes, fried meatballs garnished with lemon wedges.
The Athenian Special, a sampler box of feta, olives, dolmades, and keftedes.
Saganaki, flaming cheese.
Ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur, and other imported beer, wine, and spirits. For the first time, they will also be serving pina coladas and frozen lemonade made with Ouzo.
Imported Greek soft drinks.
Gyros, beef and lamb gyro meat grilled and served layered in a pita with veggies and tzatziki sauce.
Calamari, breaded and fried squid, served with fresh lemon and cocktail sauce.
Greek Fries, french fries tossed in Greek seasonings topped with feta cheese and tzatziki. There will also be a french fry eating contest.
Lamb Dinner, roasted with garlic and herbs, tzatziki, rice, and Greek style green beans.
Chicken or Pork Souvlaki Dinner, shish kabobs on pita with rice pilaf, green beans, spanakopita, and tyropita.
Greek Green Beans, stewed in a savory tomato sauce.
Spanikopita, a flaky pastry of filo dough filled with spinach.
Tyropita, a flaky pastry of filo dough filled with cheeses.
Baklava, a flaky pastry of filo dough with spiced nutty filling soaked in sweet syrup. Also served a la mode.
Galaktoboureko, a creamy custard filling inside layers of filo dough with an orange syrup.
Kouroummbiedes, a buttery Greek wedding cookie dusted with powdered sugar.
Koulourakia, a twisted biscuit cookie best served with coffee.
Melomakarona, a nutty crumbly holiday cookie.
Loukoumades, AKA Honey Puffs. Fried balls of dough soaked in honey and dusted with cinnamon.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
1222 South Guthrie Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119