The Greek Festival in Palm Desert is a community celebration of Greek culture – from guided Church tours to Byzantine icons; live Greek music and traditional folk dancing; souvenirs, ethnic groceries, and religious items. But, the heart of our Greek Festival is the wonderful homemade Greek food and pastries created from generational, family recipes.
The dedicated members of St. George prepare an assortment of authentic and traditional Greek style foods to amaze the taste buds and make you fall in love with Greece. Experience all the splendor of Greece, all day & night Saturday & Sunday 11-8 pm.
Try our signature Greek style, Lamb Chops marinated and grilled to perfection, served with Greek seasoned fries; as always that famous Greek Chicken Souvlaki with lemon juice, olive oil and Greek oregano; piles of Gyros (thinly sliced lamb in a pita with a spicy Tzatziki yogurt sauce; feta cheese and Kalamata olives in a refreshing Greek Salad.
In any Greek village, the natural gathering place is the Kafenion, or coffeehouse. At the Greek Festival you can sip both Greek and American coffees and iced Frappes as you enjoy the mouth-watering Loukoumades (honey-sweetened fritter pastries prepared in front of you).
Live Greek music will be performed by “The Greeks” a traditional Greek Bouzouki Band performing from noon until festival closing, both Saturday & Sunday. Traditional dancers will present Greek dancing demonstrations of traditional, folk dances at 2 pm, 4pm & 6pm, both days.
Try the authentic Greek grocery to take home a taste of Greece to your kitchen. The Bakaliko is our answer to the old-time Greek general store. Here the shelves stocked with imported Greek food and sundry items direct from Greece, including specialty ingredients needed for Greek food and pastry preparation.