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St. Sophia Greek Festival

Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016

 Join St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church and the Albany Community to "Go Greek" for the annual St. Sophia Greek Festival! Rain or shine, take part in the food, fun, and shopping on Friday, May 13 from 6-11 PM, Saturday, May 14 from 12-11 PM and Sunday, May 15 from 12-7 PM located at 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY.greekfest2

Festival Features

Throughout the festival, there will be continuous live Greek Music and dancers in traditional costumes. There will also be delicious authentic Greek food including entrees and pastries. As if that wasn't enough, there will be vendors will jewelry and souvenirs, amusement rides for the kids, church tours, and free parking with a shuttle service to and from the parking areas.

Admission for attendees 12 years and older is $3, free for all under 12.

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  • Admission: Free
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  • Phone: 518-456-7890
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