The Tampa Greek Festival this weekend!

The Tampa Greek Festival this weekend!

The 38th annual Tampa Greek Festival at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 2418 W. Swann Ave. in South Tampa’s Hyde Park, will continue Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10.

The festival will feature dishes like Greek lamb, gyros, herb lemon chicken, baklava, kourambiedes and koulourakia along with live music by Greek bouzouki band John Demas & the Omega Project. St. John’s Glendi Dance Groups will perform all weekend.

There also will be made-to-order Greek coffee and a full bar with signature Greek drinks.

The bakaliko, or neighborhood market, will feature traditional pantry items essential to every well-stocked Greek kitchen, and the Mediterranean Open Air Market will showcase jewelry, clothes and more.

This family event includes a children’s play zone. Guided tours of St. John’s will give visitors an opportunity to experience the luminescent iconography and symbolism of this ancient Christian faith. Tours will be led by the Rev. Stavros Akrotirianakis and pastoral assistant Charlie Hambos.

The cost is $2 per person at the door. Hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry is free for military families and children under 12 years old. Parking is free.