GLENDALE, Colorado — An annual Colorado tradition is back this weekend.
The Denver Greek Festival returns for its 56th annual event Friday through Sunday on the grounds of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral — the big gold dome — at East Alameda Avenue and Leetsdale Drive.
Hosted by the parishioners of the Assumption Cathedral, the Denver Greek Festival celebrates Greek culture with homemade food, dancing, live entertainment, music, Greek foods, beers and wines.
The festival features traditional Greek foods such as a gyros sandwich, souvlaki, pastistio, dolmathes, keftedes, and spanakoptia, as well as desserts including baklava, kourambiethes, paximadia, and koulourakia.
New this year is a lamb dinner with a braised lamb shank in a tomato and red wine sauce served with orzo and a Greek salad.
Festival organizers said there will be live Greek music throughout the festival, as well as youth and adult dance performances on all three days. The Assumption Cathedral Choir will perform Hymns of the Orthodox Church and other Christian Music on both Saturday and Sunday in the Cathedral.
Denver Greek Festival admission is $5 for an all-day pass, $3 for seniors and children under 12 are free. Admission tickets can be purchased at thegreekfestival.com or at the door.
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