Wilmington, DE – Yesterday, there was plenty of dancing, homemade food, and kefi at the Wilmington Greek Festival. Hosted on the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church grounds, this is the first festival of the season in the Delaware Valley.

Vendors, selling everything from Greek icons, T-shirts to jewelry, circled the perimeter of the church parking lot. And at the center of it all, Atlantis of Philadelphia is performing live Greek music. Two Greek dance groups, known as the Terpsichorean, energized the crowd and got them dancing following their performance.

Homemade traditional comfort food like Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna), Moussaka (Eggplant, Potato and Seasoned Beef Casserole), Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves), and Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) were served in the Hellenic Community Center. Souvlaki and gyros stand anchored the complex. Many grabbed a bottle of wine, table and enjoyed their meal while listening to the famed Greek band playing this event for more than 30 years.

For 5 days, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church parishioners take you on a trip to the Old Country where you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a Greek village where locals are celebrating an annual event.

There’s still plenty of time to come out during the weekend and enjoy this traditional Greek festival. For more information, visit holytrinitywilmington.org.