Wilmington, DE – Greek food fans lined up for Gyros and Loukoumades throughout the night at this landmark festival where the aromas they create are part of the long tradition visitors have come to expect. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church played host for the 41st time to the Wilmington Greek Festival. Parishioners here, say this event really belongs to its city.
The festival brings folks from all over the Delaware Valley to Broom Street where a Greek village comes to life for five days. Some stroll through the Greek Agora, while others eat inside the church gymnasium. There, a full range of the Greek palette is on display to eat.
On the backside of the campus, games and rides for the kids are offered alongside a lamb sandwich booth. But the main show is in the church parking lot, where Greek band – Atlantis of Philadelphia plays live Greek music. They’ve been a staple of the festival for some 30 years as well. You can sing along, get up and dance or enjoy the sounds of Greece over a glass of wine. And every hour or so, traditional Greek dancing is performed by the church dance troupe adding to the Greek village atmosphere.
Towering in the background is the ever present church. Inside, tours were offered before dinner for guests to see the incredible and detailed iconography of this Orthodox church. The annual Wilmington Greek Festival goes on through Saturday night. It’s perfect for families and those thinking about a summer trip to Europe.