If you’re a sucker for spanakopita, bonkers for baklava or coo-coo for keftedes, you’ll want to visit the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta this weekend.

The 29th annual Marietta Greek Festival begins Friday at 3 p.m. and will run through Sunday at 6 p.m.

In addition to the menu of Greek favorites, the festival will feature live music and over 160 costumed Greek dancers twirling and spinning in the outdoor Carlos Amphitheater.

An indoor marketplace will sell all things Greek, from candleholders and linens to oil paintings and fine jewelry, and kids can do special activities, arts and crafts.

The church offers free 30-minute tours of its beautiful Byzantine style sanctuary, and Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou will give a lecture on the church’s holy icons Saturday at 6 p.m.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, and the Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) Society.


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