The 40th annual Middle East Festival is Sunday, Aug. 27 from noon until 7 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave. This event features food, entertainment and fun.
Middle East Festival volunteers make meat and spinach pies for the annual Middle East Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave. Set for Saturday, Aug. 27, this year is the 40th anniversary of the festival.
Cappella Romana will perform free concerts of Orthodox choral music at 2 and 4 p.m. Youth from the congregation will dance the dabke and other Middle Eastern folk dances at 3 and 5 p.m. Roasted lamb, gyros and falafel sandwiches, chicken kebabs, meat and spinach pies, Arabic pastries and sweets and coffee will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Kids will enjoy a free bounce house, games and face painting. The bookstore will offer Orthodox books, icons and gifts until 6 p.m. Tours of the church will be offered throughout the day. Vespers will be served at 6 p.m.
Since the time of Christ there have been Christians in the Middle East. Your invited to experience the traditions and food that has been sprung from this culture.