ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church kicked off its 16th annual Greek Festival Friday. The event at 2800 O’Malley Road features traditional Greek music and folk dancing, along with authentic Greek food.
Visitors can also purchase pottery, jewelry and other goods from the agora, or marketplace. In addition to all of the food and fun, a brand-new Mercedes SUV is also up for raffle.
Organizers say the festival is a fun way to share Greek culture with the community.
“We've been in this community for 25 years, and now that we're maturing, we're building our new building and we want to share our faith and our culture with the larger community in Anchorage,” said festival organizer Maria Baskous.
The festival is open Friday until 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The winning raffle ticket for the SUV will be drawn at the end of the festival on Sunday.