I like a good “Opa!” And I look forward to Greek Day on Broadway every year. This year, the free summer festival which draws over 100,000 Vancouverites to Kitsilano takes place Sunday, June 24 from 11am to 9pm.
As usual, you can expect an unparalleled foodie experience. There will also be live music, art, a kids’ zone with mosaic and olive wreath making stations, a petting zoo and an Athenian Agora with handicrafts for sale.
Food/drink wise, I recommend the Boutari Wine Tent (adults can purchase wine with food from certain vendors, and sip within the festival boundaries), the Olive Iliad in the Hellenic Experience tent and the Nu Greek restaurant cooking demos.
Copious savoury and sweet options will be available for purchase from 23 vendors. Here’s a list of what to expect: souvlaki, gyros (lamb, pork or chicken or veggie), loukaniko (Greek sausage) wraps, soutzoukakia (greek meatball) wraps, Greek fries with feta and oregano, dolmades, spanakopita, tiropita, watermelon & feta salad, tzatziki dip, Greek yogurt with baklava crumble, loukoumades (honey doughballs), baklava and bougatsa.
For more info, check out this map of the festivities.
Greek Day pays tribute to the Greek community’s 100-year presence in Vancouver, particularly Kitsilano, and Greek contributions to international civilization. I think the Greek deserve a little credit, don’t you?