Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea
LA’s Premiere Hellenic Celebration – September 1, 2 and 3
Join us Labor Day weekend and enjoy a taste of Greece! From authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing, you’ll be surrounded by the sites and sounds of a culture with a deep history and beautiful traditions. We’re looking forward to having you as our guests!
Eat. Drink. Dance.
What's On The Menu
Back again by popular demand, is our Signature Dish – Greek Rotisserie chicken/s with lemon juice, olive oil, and Greek oregano; Gyros (thinly sliced lamb in a pita with a spicy Tzatziki yogurt sauce served with Greek seasoned fries; feta cheese and Kalamata olives in a refreshing Greek Salad; and roasted leg of lamb, as only the Greeks can make.
To fulfill your appetite, we are serving mezedes (appetizers) like those found at sidewalk café’s on the islands of Greece: Pastitsio (seasoned ground beef and macaroni topped with a tasty Bechamel sauce), Spanakopita (filo pastry with spinach and Greek Feta cheese filing), Tyropita (Greek Feta Cheese wrapped in Filo dough), Dolmades (marinated grape leaves stuffed with rice and seasoned ground beef), Greek seasoned chicken, lamb, chicken and vegetarian shish kabobs (Souvlakia).
For your sweet tooth, the ladies of the church bake a wide variety of delicate pastries and deserts including the world known famous Baklava, Koulourakia (traditional Greek cookies), Kourabeithes (melt in your mouth butter cookies dusted in powdered sugar) and Galatobouriko (Greek custard wrapped in filo pastry, sweetened with light honey syrup), Diples (delicately rolled pastry dough, crisped & drenched in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts). Last but not least, Loukoumathes. Long Beach is known for their Loukoumathes. The Hennig family have been making them for many, many years. Delicious! If you have never tried them go by the booth and try a sample. You will definitely go back for more. They are mouthwatering, feather light little puffs of pastry like donut holes smothered in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. All of the above are excellent and go very well with a hot cup of fresh brewed Greek coffee (Kafe) or Greek iced coffee (Frappe).