2011 Honolulu Greek Festival

I have always enjoyed attending Greek festivals. I love Greek food and music and dancing. The Greek cultural focus on family is familiar to me. My dad would say that he likes any culture where men are encouraged to dance withoutembarrassment. My dad likes to dance, obviously. Clifton has attended a few Greek Festivals back in Oklahoma, too.

So I knew that we had to go to the Greek Festival here in Honolulu. It was held August 25 and 26 at McCoy Pavilian at Ala Moana Park. General Admission was $3, but active duty military we're free. Parking was also free at Ala Moana Mall. I love free.

We arrived around 2pm on Saturday and it was very crowded, especially for a couple pushing a stroller. The festival was set up in the circle (or square? It's a pavilion.). Our first point on our agenda was to find some Greek food!

I was looking forward to eating some gyros!

But instead we ate this. It was not good.There was other food available besides the spanakopita, but the lines we're so long! We thought, "Hey, I am sure this will taste just as good as gyros." We we're so wrong.... Never choose something else if there is a gyro option, no matter how long the line.

There we're other booths besides the food, deserts, and beer booths, such as the Greek imports, Greek religion iconography, and Greek fashion items.

But my favorite part of a Greek festival is the music. This festival had a live Greek band called Apollo. Such lovely music! Such lovely dancing!

We sat under this extremely large tree that provided shade for almost the entire pavilion. Owen was decked out for the sun, with a big blue hat and new-to-him sandals. He enjoyed dancing to the Greek music, too.

There was also a list of special performances, which we considered attending, but we're enjoying the live music and shady spot under the Grandmother-Willow-type tree to move.

I think we will definitely return to this festival if we are still here next August (God, I hope not...), because those gyros smelled so good and the music was so delightful.

Posted in Security Post Date 11/19/2018






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