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Greek Festival?

I'm from the East Coast, and March signals the start of Greek Festival season for me.
Anything around the Bay I can check out?

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  1. Seems to me I recall the Greek Orthodox church in the Oakland Hills having a Greek festival. Maybe some of the East Bay hounds can help on this.

    1. The one in the Oakland Hills is usually held in May.

      1. There's a great one in San Jose at Saint Nicholas Church on Davis Ave, usually early June, check their website closer to June, www.saintnicholas.org.

        1. The Oakland Greek Festival will be May 18-20 this year. It's generally small, but the food is great. Here's where you can find information: http://www.oaklandgreekfestival.com/

          There's also a Greek festival held in Belmont in September, but I've never been to it.

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          1. re: BellaCalabrese

            Never seemed small to me. There are so many people that they have a shuttle bus from satellite parking lots. There are often long lines for the food (though they tend to move fast).

          2. Hello,
            The Macedonia park bbq on Greek Easter day is fabulous! It's just south of Calistoga, on the Silverado trail, don't know the exact address. Lots of lambs going around on spits, dancing and drinking,etc.

            1. The festival in Belmont is much smaller than the one in Oakland. It generally takes place over Labor Day Weekend. Food is great! Mmmm, lokmades....

              1. The Oakland one is good. I think it's always the week after Mother's Day.

                The one at Annuciation Cathedral in SF is in the fall. Food's gone downhill in recent years.

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                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Here's the link...I go to this one and the large one in Oakland every year...

                  http://www.annunciation.org/festival/

                2. There's one in the city in the Mission district at the church/school at 14th and Valencia I think in May or June.

                  Also, St. Nicholas Church on Diamond Heights in the city does a Mediteranean festival in September that has lots of greek chow.

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                  1. re: NoeMan

                    I believe the one in SF is in September annually.

                  2. I think it goes like this Oakland in May, Novato near Memorial day, San Jose in June, tehn a break for the summer and Belmont on Labor day weekend, Santa Cruz the next weekend in Sept, Santa Rosa Glendi in mid Sept, San Francisco late Sept. There are also festivals in Vallejo, Stockton and Monterrey. The food is sometimes outstanding. It's always hit or miss. For me it all depends on who is making the fassolakia. I'm also originally from North of Boston.

                    Jakalant

                    1. Just for the sake of completeness, there is a yearly festival in September at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church,1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. This year it is scheduled for September 16, 17, and 18.
                      http://www.stdemetrios.ca.goarch.org/

                      1. Anyone been to the Vallejo Greek Festival that was held Oct 7, 2007? Anyone know if it's worth going to? I'll try to go one yr in Oct.
                        http://www.vallejochamber.com/daycale...