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The 2017 Denver Greek Festival is here: Here's everything you need to know

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 20:41:56-04

DENVER – The Denver Greek Festival is back for another year, and if you have never been, you may want to plan for it this weekend.

The festival, now in its 52nd year, will be taking place at East Alameda Avenue and South Leetsdale Drive through the weekend. Here’s what you need to know.

What can I expect to see at the Denver Greek Festival?

A ton of stuff related to Greek culture – and all for the entire family. You get to enjoy Greek food, live Greek music and traditional dance performances.

There will be over 25 authentic Greek dishes to choose from as well as a Greek boutique with over 20 vendors.

And yes, there will be drinks, too (beer, wine and Ouzo, an anise-flavored aperitif widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus)

P.S. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

How much will it cost?

The price to get in is $5. But, you can enter a contest to win free tickets, food, drinks and more. You can find more about that here.

Are there group discounts? Yes. Contact the Denver Greek Festival here.

Children 12 and under get in free.

OK, but where can I park?

There will be general parking on the lower lot on Leetsdale. Overflow parking will be available at the PetSmart parking lot. From there, you can take a shuttle to the festival. Shuttles run every 10 to 15 minutes.

Handicap parking will be available on the upper lot on Alameda.

Valet parking is also available (also on the upper lot) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $5 and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $7.

How long will the festival go on for each day?

The 2017 Denver Greek Festival schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 16: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 17: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 18: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What else can I do at the Denver Greek Festival?

Well, besides eating all the delicious food, there will be a lot of live music, cathedral tours and even a night show extravaganza. Check out the full schedule here.