The 41st annual Belmont Greek Festival is this weekend, and that means barbecued lamb, bouzouki music and baklava are coming to town!
The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 20,000 visitors, will take place at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, located 900 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont.
Favorite festival menu items will include barbecued lamb chops (with special Greek seasonings), souvlakia (Greek shish-kebab), spanakopita (spinach and cheese stuffed inside layers of filo pastry) and dolmades (grape leaves wrapped around ground beef and rice).
There will also be traditional homemade Greek pastries such as loukoumades (doughnut holes covered with honey), baklava (layers of nuts and filo pastry soaked in honey), kourambiedes (crescent-shaped butter cookies covered with powdered sugar) and galactobouriko (filo pastry filled with custard and covered with syrup).
Additionally, award-winning folk dance groups will perform throughout the weekend in their colorful, hand-made costumes.
Children's entertainer Andy Z will take the amphitheater stage to present his award-winning show featuring imaginative songs, stories, dances and colorful characters. The Fun Zone children's area will offer games, rides, bouncy castles, crafts and more.
Hours: Saturday, Sept. 3 & Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon - 10 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 5 from noon - 8 p.m.
Price: General Admission - $5; Seniors & Youth (13 - 17) - $2.50; Children (12 and under) with an Adult - Free.
Click here to download a "$1 Off" coupon for the Greek Festival!
Event officials advise parking will be tough, and is not allowed at Carlmont Shopping Center. Click here for parking and shuttle information.
For more information, go to the event website.