Greek Day on Broadway Street Festival

Greek Day revelers on W Broadway

Greek Day revelers on W Broadway

I don’t know about your weekend, but I took in enough beer, skewered food and things made with filo dough to meet my caloric needs for a week. (Not that that will actually happen, of course.) Which is my way of saying: I went to the Greek Day on Broadway Street Festival Sunday.

(And, no, I didn’t even try for the loukoumades eating competition.)

The Greek Day Street Festival is the culmination of Greek Month—a cultural celebration of, you guessed it, all things Greek—that takes place every year in the heart of Kitsilano, an area historically known for its Greek immigrant population. Hundreds of locals and tourists alike pack themselves into five blocks of W Broadway for a day of food, dance, music, and more food in one of Vancouver’s most beloved street parties.

How can you not love Greek Day? People literally dance in the street there. OK, it’s mostly in front of the live music stages—there were two this year—but still! This woman was particularly fabulous:

Dancing for the crowd

Dancing for the crowd

These ladies did a fantastic job on stage, dancing in traditional Greek dress:

Traditional Greek dancing at Greek Day

Traditional Greek dancing at Greek Day

Then there’s the food. My partner and I got gyros and chicken souvlaki from the smiling guys at the Acropol tent and the most amazing hand-made custard bougatsa and baclava at the Serano Greek Party tent. (The bougatsa was divine!)

Cooking chickan souvlaki at the Acopol tent

Cooking chickan souvlaki at the Acopol tent

Eating backlava and bougatsa--So good!

Eating backlava and bougatsa--So good!

Have your own Greek Day on Broadway memories? Photos? Even videos? Share them! Or, tell us what you did this past weekend. (Father’s Day dragon boat racing, maybe?)

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3 Responses to Greek Day on Broadway Street Festival

  1. Go greece !! ;)

  2. Thanks for the read, but I have a question, where do you see it in about one years time, do you see it changing at all, for the better or worse?

  3. Where is the facebook share button.

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