Jun. 2—After hosting a drive-thru festival for two years because of the pandemic, the Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church in Darlington is bringing back its annual Greek Festival, which is the church's biggest fundraiser of the year.
The festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the church, 3714 Dublin Road. The festival begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, and starts at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
The event will feature Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, dance, a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle, among other activities celebrating Greek culture. There will also be an inflatable slide for the children.
Admission is free, and there's parking onsite, according to the church's website. Additional shuttle parking will be available at Dublin Elementary School and Dublin United Methodist Church.
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Typically, the church holds an annual Greek festival in June at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, which includes music, dancing and a silent auction, among other activities. The drive-thru festival was not a true replacement of it, but rather an extension of previous events the church is trying out, Rev. Elefterios Plevrakis said previously.
Originally, this year's festival was planned as a drive-thru event as well until March when COVID restrictions were lifted in Harford County, said a spokesperson for the church.