- 1 year ago
What started as a small, local festival to raise building funds for a new parish has blossomed into the largest cultural event in Northwest Georgia. Jim Niarchos, board member of the Marietta Greek Festival joins co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick on today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to talk about this “big, fat, Greek festival.”
Kicking off at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and running until 6 p.m. on Sunday May 21, the Marietta Greek Festival is bringing the sights, sounds and flavors of Greek culture to Georgia. Niarchos explains that the event has been growing since its inception in 1990 when it was hosted at the Cobb County Civic Center. Now, the festival takes place on the grounds of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, which includes a brand new $7 million building.
Niarchos said that thousands of people pour through the festival gates, and the church works hard to ensure efficiency and a family-friendly environment. Guests park for free at o