St. Sophia Greek Festival in Elgin - 2019

Date of event: 
July 12-13-14
Location of event: 
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Elgin

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin celebrated the 40th anniversary of its acclaimed Greek Fest with authentic food, pastries, music, dancing, fun for the kids and Market Place shopping.

Visitors enjoyed Greek food specialties including Souvlaki, Gyros, Pastichio, Moussaka, Greek Salad, Calamari, Greek Chicken and flaming Saganaki (OPA)! Pastries included Baklava, Kourambiedes, Diples and St. Sophia's famous Loukoumades (deep-fried batter puffs drizzled with cinnamon and honey).

Live entertainment featured Dueling Pianos (Fri night), and DJ Bobby Styles and Alpha Tunes (Sat & Sun). The Agape Dance Troupe also entertained guests with Greek style dance performances.

This event photo gallery is sponsored by Alexander's Cafe — Elgin's family restaurant serving traditional breakfast items plus their famous burgers, salads, chicken, sandwiches, charbroiled steaks, baby back ribs and more.

St. Nectarios Greek Fest Palatine - 2019

Date of event: 
June 21, 22 and 23
Location of event: 
St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, Palatine
St. Nectarios Greek Fest, Palatine

Thousands of guests came out on the first official weekend of summer to enjoy great food, music, dancing, plaka shopping and fun for the kids at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church annual festival in Palatine.

Happy participants feasted on authentic Greek food including pastichio, souvlaki, gyros, Greek-style chicken, spanakopita (spinach-pie), Greek sausage, saganaki and more. Desserts included sweet treats like baklava, ice cream, Greek frappe and loukoumades (deep-fried batter puffs drizzled with cinnamon and honey). Many visitors also enjoyed the convenience of the drive-thru.

Live entertainment provided by DejaVu (Fri night) and RYTHMOS (Sat & Sun night). Guests also enjoyed dance performances by the church's own Levedia Dance Group. St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church is proud to celebrate its 45th anniversary as a church community.

This event photo gallery is sponsored by Concorde Banquets — renowned for its beautifully private setting, elegant ballrooms and outstanding grand weddings and other special events for up to 800 people.

Oak Lawn Greek Fest - 2019

Date of event: 
Jun 15 & 16
Location of event: 
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn Greek Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn welcomed everyone to its annual Greek Fest where happy visitors enjoyed great food and fun for the entire family.

Guests enjoyed popular Greek food items including gyros, souvlaki, pastichio, spanakopita (spinach pie), athenian-style chicken plus Greek coffee, frappe and a nice selection of authentic pastries.

Live entertainment provided by STRUNG OUT (Saturday) and RYTHMOS (Sunday). The weekend crowds also enjoyed dance performances by St. Nicholas Junior Dance Troupe and Paradosis.