The 44th Annual Greek Festival is set for September 15-17 2016 from 10:30am-10:00pm in downtown Birmingham. This is one of Birmingham’s oldest cultural food festivals and most highly anticipated events. The festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community going back to 4 generations. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing performances, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church began in 1906 and is one of the oldest Greek Orthodox parishes in the United States. The Cathedral architecture is breathtaking so don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour all three days on an ongoing basis. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit different charities and ministries across the Birmingham area. Free parking is available in the old Liberty National building on 3rd Avenue and 20th Street South. Drive-Thru and Take-Out are available all three days. The event is free admission, offers indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to visit The Greek Market Place which has imported food, icons, fine jewelry, art, and much more.