FABULOUS FOOD, FUN & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINE 55TH ANNUAL PASADENA GREEK FEST OUTDOOR FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA PARK

“Celebrate… Eat… Live… Greek" With Something ForThe Entire Family

PASADENA, CA - (August 8, 2013) – Southern California’s preeminent Greek Festival, the 55th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest, sponsored by Santa Anita Park, Pasadena Star News, and Metaxa, invites the public to join the festivities in “all things Greek” at an endless summer fun event as the Los Angeles Greek community comes on Friday-Sunday, September 20, 21 and 22, 2013 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia, CA 91107.

Greek Fest hours are from 5 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013; noon to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013; and on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from noon to 10 p.m.

The event is priced at $5 for adults and children under 12 years are free. Parking is $4 per car at the main entrance of Holly and Huntington Drive at Santa Anita Park.

“Pasadena Greek Fest offers one last chance to celebrate the end of summer. Take a trip with us as we transport you to Greece for a weekend. Enjoy food, wine, spirits, music and dancing! Visit our Hellenic Theater featuring culinary and cultural presentations. There is so much to see, hear, taste, smell and feel, all your senses will be pleased” says Greek Fest Chairman Louis Kades.

Highlights of the weekend festivities will include a free live concert Saturday night with the well known Greek vocalist Diamantis Dionysiou. Throughout the weekend, there will be performances by The Olympians and other live performers. Planned are many exciting exhibits, including cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, lectures about Greek history and culture, as well as the very popular Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, Greek folk dancing by several award winning youth groups and an expanded Kids’ Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and prizes.

The Pasadena Greek Fest is an annual event, hosted by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, CA. The event brings together thousands of visitors from the Greater Los Angeles area to a weekend pageantry celebrating all things Greek. Proceeds benefit cultural, educational, and community outreach programs run by Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church.

For ticket information or to obtain additional information regarding the event, call 626-600-1672 or visit the official website of the festival at www.pasadenagreekfest.org.

CONTACT: Susan Bejeckian

SUSAN BEJECKIAN PUBLIC RELATIONS

Public Relations Counsel

Pasadena Greek Fest

P: 626/570-1051, C: 626/232-3040

E-mail: sbejeckian@gmail.com