Opa! Annual Greek Festival gets underway in Wilmington

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A popular annual Greek festival is underway in Wilmington.

It’s happening at St. Nicolas Greek Orthodox Church at 608 S. College Road, across from UNCW.

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On Friday, the line for the festival was already out onto the road just before 11 a.m.

The festival is still in a drive-thru format this year. Promotions Director Basile Katsikis says even though several restrictions have been lifted they do want to be mindful of those who still may not be comfortable coming out for their normal events.

In October, they served more than 5,000 cars and he says they’re already on track to beat that this year.

“It’s just a phenomenal way — the community loves us and we love the community right back,” Katsikis said. “So if you have nothing to do, we’re right across from UNCW. You’ll see the signs that say drive-thru this way, so make it happen!”

The festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Funds raised during the festival support St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and its missions. This year, the festival’s charitable partners will be Good Shepherd Center and First Fruit Ministries.