CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The annual Greek Festival is officially in full swing Thursday.
The event kicked off at 11 am. The festival is now in its 35th year a Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral off of East Boulevard in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, and there's something for everyone.
Festival goers can enjoy authentic Greek food, entertainment, rides for the kids and shopping. Those in a hurry can also take advantage of the drive-thru. Motorists can pull up to Winthrop Avenue, order and have their food delivered.
The church has hosted the festival since 1978 and organizers say it's really become a staple of the community.
"It's been going on 30-some years and it's our way to let the community know of our culture, our food—which (is) delicious and thank everyone of being so supportive of us," according to 10-year volunteer Aphrula Couhell.
The Greek Festival runs through 9 p.m. Thursday, and goes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the event wraps up from noon to 8 p.m.