This weekend marks a delicious and favorite tradition for Concord foodies and culture aficionados, alike: The 33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival.
If freshly prepared authentic greek recipes, wine, Greek music and culture are right up your alley, check out the festival's website to download a coupon for free admission. Otherwise, it costs $5 for adults, $3 for seniors.
"We hope that you being there would be an experience of what is good and what is of excellence of our faith and of our culture," said Father Marin State, of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Mayor Laura Hoffmeister presented a plaque to State, recognizing and proclaiming Sept. 16, 17 and 18, Greek Festival Days in the City of Concord.
"This is where you come to be Greek for a weekend," said Hoffmeister in encouraging the public's attendance.
What: 33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church - 1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, CA 94521
When: Friday, 5:00 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
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