Mediterranean Festival

May 5, 2018

Held on the first Saturday in May each year, the Mediterranean Festival features a tradition that is more than 100 years old, the Syrian Dinner. This annual fundraiser for St. Michael's Church features authentic Greek and Arabic foods available a la carte from a variety of vendors throughout the fair grounds. Along with food, families can enjoy camel rides, face painting, games and other fun activities. Greek and Arabic dance troops perform throughout the day.

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