The annual Greek Day Festival transformed Vancouver streets into sights and sounds, and appetizing smells. I’ve been going to the festival every year since I was a little kid, but unfortunately I haven’t gone the past couple of years. It was good to be back.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Kitsilano. There were lots vendors selling products – including a free charicature drawing booth and a massage parlor. Of course there was no limit to entertainment. Stilt walkers and fictional Greek characters roamed the streets, music was blaring in every corner, and a stage of traditional Greek dancers kept the party alive.
Pictured above is a delicious pork souvlaki which I waited nearly ten minutes in line for. It was worth the wait. Five city blocks were lined with tables of a variety of Greek food. From souvlakis to gyros and olives to Loukoumades (fried dough balls), there were plenty of options to fill your belly.
If only Greek Day was everyday.