Opa! It’s time to celebrate at the annual Greek Festival

Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival in Wilmington this weekend.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival in Wilmington this weekend. (Source: WECT)

Opa!! It’s that time of year. The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is here!

Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival in Wilmington this weekend.

The festival kicks off Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m., but event organizers have been busy getting things set up earlier in the week.

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It is designed to share Greek food, faith and culture with the public through music, cooking demonstrations, church tours and Greek dancing.

The festival began in 1992 and has grown every year. According to the event’s website, an average of about 15,000 people attend the Greek festival.

There is a one-time admission fee of $3 for the entire weekend. Food will be available for purchase at the event and they even have a drive-thru option available.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.


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