Begun in 1972 by the Ladies Philoptochos Society, this yearly event has blossomed into one of the premier cultural events in the Southeast. The Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Food Festival is now the focal point for thousands from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia who for three days experience the Greeks' legendary zest for life. At the festival you can find authentic Greek cuisine, Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs in the gift shop, and Greek dancing.
The Orthodox Church, sometimes called the Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, or Eastern Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church. Orthodox Christians believe in Jesus Christ as God and in the church He established.
Her history begins with Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and gave birth to the Church as described in the New Testament. Incredible as it seems, for almost twenty centuries she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice.
Today her Apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.
Orthodoxy is the second largest body in Christendom with 225 million people worldwide. In the USA and Canada there are 6 million Orthodox Christians.
She is the church of some of history's greatest theologians, scholars, and writers: John Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Dostoyevesky, and Alexander Solzhentsyn.
Since 1972, the Festival has provided funding for many charities. Each year, proceeds of the Festival are donated to local charities. In recent years, these local charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, and The Greater Birmingham Ministries. Thank you for your support.
Come enjoy traditional and delectable delights prepared by the "at-home" Greek chefs of our community and served by them during the Greek Food Festival weekend. All mezzes (appetizers), entrees, and desserts are still homemade, as they have been for over thirty six years when the festival began, and are comprised of only the freshest and finest ingredients available.
Enjoy the following delicious meals at the festival:
Pitas - Four filo triangles filled with feta cheese mixture or feta and spinach mixture.
Dolmathes - Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and topped with lemon.
Deluxe Plate - Delicious Greek style chicken served with pastichio, rice pilaf, spanakopita, Greek salad, and a roll.
Souvlakia - Marinated lamb skewered and grilled on an open fire.
Greek Chicken - Greek-style chicken at its finest, baked and basted in a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
Pasticho - a wonderful combination with layers of macaroni, ground beef in a Greek tomato sauce, topped with a layer of delicious cream bechamel sauce.
Veggie Plate - A meatless plate with our delicious rice pilaf, Greek dinner salad, 2 spanakopitas, 2 tiropitas, greek style green beans.
Gyro Sandwich - Grilled slices of seasoned beef and lamb topped with lettuce and Greek tsaziki sauce and rolled in warm pita bread.
Gyro & Salad - Gyro sandwich served with Greek salad.
Greek Salad - Large traditional Greek salad tossed with Greek dressing and topped with feta, calamata olives, and salonika peppers.
As well as these pastries:
Baklava - Layer upon layer of buttered filo and ground pecans bathed in a honey syrup.
Chocolate Baklava - Classic baklava dipped in chocolate.
Melomakarona - Honey and nut cookie topped with chopped pecans.
Kourambethes - Greek wedding cookie sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Koulourakia - Butter coffee twists.
Loukoumathes - Greek fried donuts, dipped in warm honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Almond Crescent - Almond paste filling topped with honey and almonds.
Birmingham's Greek Food Festival would like to thank our Ad Book Sponsors!
Alpha and Omega Sound band will provide live entertainment starting at 11AM.
Traditional Greek Folk Dances will begin late afternoon and last throughout the evening.
Greek Dancing Performances
Main Stage – 19th Street
Every evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For orders of 10 or more please call or fax your orders in to receive great
For orders of 10 or more please call (205) 716-3086 or Fax to (205) 716-3085.
For more information call (205) 716-3088.