The annual fundraiser for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington is celebrating its 37th year.
The Greek Festival kicks off the start of ‘festival season’ in Delaware and offers visitors a taste of Greece. Held at the church at 8th and Broom Street, there is food, crafts and other goods from Greece available for purchase. “We’re really humble as to the way this has evolved to be a part of the community,” says Spiros Mantzavinos. “We really appreciate the support that we get from the community every year.”
The first Greek immigrants came to Wilmington in 1890, and in the early 1900’s many Greek restaurateurs and confectioners opened shops along Market Street, King Street, and other spots in downtown Wilmington. The food tradition continues at the festival with indoor and outdoor dining locations serving all kinds of Greek foods. “Some of the new things that we’re having this year includes Greek yogurt with honey, Greek coffee, as well as the traditional favorites,” says Mantzavinos. The festival is also offering curbside service again this year for diners who can’t stay to eat, but still want to sample the food. You can print out an order form online.
The festival is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Saturday night.