St. George Middle Eastern Festival
- Free admission
- Silent Auction
- Live Music & Dancing
- Ethnic Foods & Sweets
- Beer & Wine
- Church Tours
- Children’s Games Area
Join us for our 25th Anniversary of the St George Middle Eastern Festival. Being our 25th Anniversary, we are planning for it to be bigger and better than ever. This will be your chance to enjoy many delicacies of Middle Eastern culture, hear live music, join in the dancing, bid on wonderful finds in the silent auction and shop at our Emporium as well as shop with a variety of vendors, take tours of the church and learn more about Orthodox Christianity. There is something for everyone, including a Children’s Game Area with inflatable amusements and more.
St. George Middle Eastern Festival
The St. George Middle Eastern Festival started 27 years ago at our old church on 4020 North Sherman Drive. It originally started as a smorgasbord where the neighbors and community members came and enjoyed a home cooked meal that was prepared by our St. George Ladies with the help of the St. George Men (Knights). In 1995, the smorgasbord was converted to a festival with food, live music, dancing, shops, pastries, and church tours.
The purpose of the St. George Middle Eastern Festival is to celebrate our Faith, Heritage, and Cultural diversity among our parish. It gives our church and the congregation an opportunity to connect with the community and with each other. The festival also provides an opportunity for our church to raise funds to pay a portion of our mortgage each year.
The festival is usually scheduled on the 3rd weekend of September. It starts on Friday afternoon and ends in the late afternoon of Sunday. Our festival attracts approximately 7,000 visitors.
The festival has food booths, featuring foods like falafel, kibbe, hummus, gyros, kabab, lamb shank, honey balls and other sweets from the Middle East. The festival also has a live band, dancers, vendors, and church tours.
The festival offers opportunities for local businesses to offer sponsorships and to have vendor booths. In addition to the local community getting involved through sponsorships, advertising and vendor booths, the festival preparation and execution requires a coordinated effort of hundreds of volunteers to ensure its success. Our internal and external sponsors play a major role in the festival success as well.
The festival is open to all in the community with no entrance fee.
Download our food menu
While we are fine tuning our 2022 Festival Menu, be assured that we will have all of your favorites with perhaps a new surprise or two.
featuring Amin Sultan
In 1998, Amin Sultan gained international recognition with the release of his first video clip entitled “Ya Msafer”. This song and video aired on all the major Arabic radio and television stations including ART and MTV Europe’s “ Mashaweer”. Amin was granted live interviews on LBC Int. Lebanon, and ANA Washington D.C.
In 1999, Amin released his second video clip,”Wailek” which was featured on art’s Top20 and WEEKEND shows. “Wailek” is currently playing on ART and MTV Europe. Amin again made appearances on LBCI, and ANA television stations. He was also featured as a special guest with Dr. Hala Serhan on ART’s show LAYLA.
As an Arabic artist in America, Amin embraced the opportunity to introduce the beauty and richness of Middle Eastern music to Americans as well as those of all different nationalities. Amin’s style of music is Middle Eastern with western and European influences. Amin and his producers entered “ Wailek” in a national contest, and were bestowed the honor of receiving the 1999 Telly Award for best video production. Inspired by the success of Latin artists Amin aspires to pioneer the music industry and put Arabic music on the map in the Western Hemisphere.
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Sunday – Matins
Sunday – Divine Liturgy
immediately following Matins
Saturday – Great Vespers