As you may know, here at the Apostal Group, we’re big fans of anything Greek. So even though it’s Monday, it’s not too early to start planning your weekend so you don’t miss the Taste of Greece festival in Greektown! Taking place both Saturday and Sunday between 100 S. Halsted and 400 S. Halsted, Taste of Greece is one of our favorite neighborhood festivals of the summer.
You can taste authentic Greek food from some of Chicago’s top Greek restaurants, listen to live Greek music, watch traditional dancing and belly dancers, or shop for arts, jewelry and other items imported directly from Greece.
And in addition to the carnival games, entertainment and incredible food, the National Hellenic Museum will be open both days from 11am to 5pm and you’ll have one last chance to see the award-winning exhibit “Gods, Myths and Mortals” before it closes on Sept. 2. So make your plans now to gorge yourself on souvlaki, gyros and saganaki while you take in the best Greek entertainment outside the Isles!
Fun neighborhood fact: The current Greektown dates to the 1960s; it replaced Chicago’s original Greek neighborhood, known as “The Delta” due to its triangular shape, which was displaced when they began building UIC.
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