Passing on some fun events this weekend. Happy fall!
Greek Food Festival of Dallas – Friday, 09/22 to Sunday, 09/24
Get immersed in Greek culture and fun at the 61st edition of the Greek Food Festival of Dallas. Sample delicious food handmade by Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s own cooks, from recipes passed down through the generations – gyros, lamb sliders, spanakopita, baklava and so much more. Visit the Taverna for Greek wine and beer. Stop in the Kaffenio under the tent for coffee and pastries.
There will be traditional folk dancing and music, a food shop, cooking demos, backgammon tent, children’s activities, and a marketplace with art and imports. Tours of the church and its awe-inspiring byzantine iconography will be available during the festival.
$6, free for children ages 12 and younger. Food can be purchased with coupons sold at the festival.
Plano Balloon Festival – Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve – Friday, 09/22 to Sunday, 09/24
See colorful hot air balloons take to the sky at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. It’s a three-day fest with music, food, fireworks, kids activitites, vendors, and incredible hot-air balloons.
Balloons launch Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (weather permitting).
Advance tickets will be available online and at local InTouch Credit Union locations beginning Sept. 1. General admission is $5, with a $1 discount for ages 65+; kids under 36 inches receive free admission. Tickets will also be available at the gate.