Spend Three Days in Greece Without Leaving Kalamazoo
What could be better than live entertainment, music, dancing and Greek Food? The Greek Festival comes to Kalamazoo once a year and me and my daughters always make it a point to attend. This year we visited on opening night this Thursday. It was great because it wasn’t crowded and we didn’t have to wait in any long lines.
Greek and American Entertainment: The Kalamazoo Greek Fest provides both Greek and American entertainment including live bands, Greek orchestra, Greek dance and traditional belly dancing performances.
Food & Drink: All of the food is hand prepared in old world Greek tradition by a local –Stacy –who owns Theo and Stacy’s restaurants in Kalamazoo. Our personal favorites are the original gyro and the combination plate that includes Mousaka, pastitsio, dolmades and gyro meat. The desserts are mouthwatering and plentiful.
Family Fun: Saturday, June 6th is the day to go if you’re looking for some family fun and the excitement of being Greek for a day. Enjoy children’s games, face painting, balloon bounce, balloon twisting, clown show and a magic show. Tickets for the children’s activities range from 1 to 2 tickets and all proceeds earned will go to a great local charity — the PNHS Cheer Boosters.
Admission Prices: Admission is FREE from 11:00am-4:00pm. After 4:00pm it costs $10 at the gate. On Saturday admission from 6:00pm-12:00am is $15.00 I would suggest bringing kids earlier during the day because as night starts to fall it becomes more of an older, drinking crowd. After 8:00 p.m., anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Kalamazoo Greek Fest 2015 runs June 4th through the 6th. For detailed list of shows, bands, menu, admission and restrictions visit their website here.