Annual Greek Festival at Kamm's Corners
See, taste, and hear Greek culture at the 5th Annual Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival hosted by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be closed for festival use. The festival takes place over the Labor Day weekend, from Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Live music, Greek folk dancers in traditional costumes, and plenty of food highlight the festival weekend.
Amazing Greek food may be purchased inside the Cretan Center, a 200-seat banquet hall located at 3853 West 168th Street. In addition, the grill outside features gyros, shish kabob, and lamb on the spit, along with calamari, saganaki, and french fries. Other offerings include lamb shanks, Greek roasted chicken, moussaka, and much more. For dessert, choose from an assortment of traditional Greek pastries like baklava, galaktoboureko (custard in phyllo) but a “must try” promises to be the baklava sundae with whipped cream.
A DJ keeps the music going from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Then live begins in the dining hall and outside in the main tent. Patrons in the main hall will be treated to Dimitri's bouzouki solos. And, the Greek band Stigma appears live under the main tent. Dance groups from across the region as well as the Cretan Club’s very own senior and junior dancers will entertain each night. Come watch as the dancers start out slowly but end with a high kicking finale. Take a chance at the 50/50 raffle and enjoy plenty of Greek beer (mythos) and Greek wines.
“We are looking forward to another great festival this year. I grew up here in Kamm’s Corners and understand how fortunate we are to have the support of such a great community. Thank you all for your support,” said John G. Elliott, Club President and Festival Chairman.
Marilyn Osborne is the Manager of Marketing & Communications for Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, the non-profit planning and development organization serving Ward 17 in Cleveland.