SLC Greek Festival starts bigger than ever

Posted at 11:36 PM, Sep 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-08 02:19:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- From its humble beginnings 37 years ago in the basement at the Holy Trinity Church, the Greek Festival in Salt Lake City has since grown to entertain and feed thousands or residents each year.

And now at its largest venue ever, the event features a continuous tent new to the Greek Festival. It is meant to accommodate the many people who will come through the food lines to enjoy some homemade Greek cuisine. Food dishes like spanikopitas, stifado and spinach-filled pastries. 

While event goers are enjoying a slice of Greece, there`s a show as well. 

Friday night featured dancers from Crete, performing traditional dances in costumes from the Grecian island. 

The Greek Festival has grown to encompass a full city block and 50,000 people are expected this weekend.

Free admission coupon passes are being offered by Zions Bank. CLICK HERE to visit the page and print them.