This weekend my family and I attended the 39th yearly Saint Sophia Greek Festival here in Miami. The festival takes place Each Year in February from Friday through Sunday.
The St. Sophia Greek Festival is a family friendly event including Greek food and beverages, market booths, Greek dance, music, and an entertainment area for those kids.
The church is open for all who want to have a look it is onto the festival itself.
The area has markets selling memorabilia Greek products, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, and art. There vendors selling tavern cuisine — souvlaki, gyros, and hamburgers.
Inside there is plenty of Greek food to attempt such as moussaka, Zouzoukakia meatballs, pastitsio (Greek version of lasagna), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), salad, spanakopita spinach pies, and much more. Prices vary from $5 to $15 for a main dish with two sides.
I’d recommend having a yummy slice of moussaka with a side of lemon roasted potatoes and a salad and skipping the food.
For dessert look no farther than the ladies fried dough balls drizzled with honey and powdered sugar, the loukoumades.
At around 1:15 PM the children’s dance troupe started dancing into traditional Greek tunes. Folk music and dancing is a part of Greek culture and shouldn’t be missed!
I would suggest heading to the festival about 11 AM, researching the markets, having some lunch and sticking around to observe the dance. If you wish, you may head into the fairgrounds to enjoy the rides. Adult admission is $5, kids under 12 are free.
The St. Sophia Greek Festival takes place Friday and Saturday 11 AM — 11 PM and on Sunday from noon to 9 PM.
The speech is 244 SW 24th Rd..
Have you been into the St. Sophia Greek Festival before?
Leave us a question or comment under!