GreekFest 2020 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 13, 2020

CONTACT: EMMANUEL MAMALAKIS, 414-403-4366

ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ANNOUNCES GREEKFEST 2020 CANCELLATION

State Fair Grounds, Home to the Festival, is Unavailable Due to

FEMA Use of Grounds for Medical Treatment of Those Stricken by Virus

 

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church has announced the cancellation of the 55th annual GreekFest 2020 because the State Fair Park Grounds will be unavailable due to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need to use the grounds as a makeshift hospital for those stricken by Covid-19.

 

GreekFest, once named “Best Church Festival” by Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express, was to be held June 19-21 at State Fair Park, but State Fair officials could not guarantee the availability of the grounds due to FEMA’s needs.

 

During this much needed fundraiser, our church family enjoys sharing Greek culture, food, music and the history of both Annunciation and the Orthodox faith. But these are extraordinary times, and Annunciation fully understands and supports the need to treat the sick.

 

“In addition to our fervent prayer for all those directly and indirectly affected by Covid-19, as well as the selfless medical care and service workers, our Annunciation Parish family is committed to doing everything we can to participate in the joint effort to restore life back to normal in our beloved Milwaukee community and beyond,” said Father Ciprian Sas, Parish Priest of Annunciation.

 

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, located at 9400 W. Congress St. in Wauwatosa, is one of the 10 oldest Greek Orthodox congregations in the U.S. The church is well-known for its unique design by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened at its current site in 1961.

Greek Fest 2018

It’s time for Greek Fest, June 22nd through the 24th at State Fair Park!

Enjoy music, dancing, the famous Greek chicken and lamb and delicious Greek pastries!

The midway always adds to the fun!

On the run?  Try the new Greek Chicken Drive Through!

Best of all admission is FREE!

AMERICAN BANDS:

Friday 7-11PM: 4 ON THE FLOOR

Saturday 1-5PM: LIAM FORD BAND

Saturday 7-11PM: MILLER RHYTHM & BREWS REVUE

Sunday 1-5PM: VINTAGE GROOVE

Annunciation Greek Fest 2017

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2017 Live Entertainment:

MILWAUKEE GREEK FEST 2017 FAQ

Friday June 23 11am-11pm

American Band: 4 on the Floor

Greek Music 1-10pm

Greek dancing kids 6pm Adults group 7pm

Sat. June 24 11am-11pm

Amer. Band: Vintage Groove (afternoon), Liam Ford band (evening)

Greek Music 1-4pm, Live Greek band 4pm-11pm

Greek Dancing kids 4pm/6pm, adults 5pm/7pm

Sun. June 25 11am-9pm

American band: Miller Rhythm and Brews band

Greek Music 1-4pm, Live Greek Band 4pm-11pm

Greek dancing kids 4pm/6pm, adults 5pm/7pm

More details on the Greek Fest Event Facebook Page.

2015 Greek Fest Raffle Prizes Announced

This year festival goers will have a chance at yet another fabulous selection of raffle prizes.

This year’s raffle includes:

A) Go Pro Camera with Accessories
B) Shop and Self Indulge (Gift cards to Macy’s and Nordstroms, New Hairstyle, Massage package)
C) Wisconsin Club & Marcus Center (Cocktails and Dinner at Wisconsin Club, Transportation to Marcus Center, $200 gift certificate to a Marcus Performance)
D) Fun in Milwaukee (Tickets to Summerfest, Festa Italiana, Irish Fest, Brewers Tickets, Bucks tickets, and more!)
E) Genesis Weber Grill 
F) Mt. Olympus Water Park Passes with Overnight Accommodations
G) Tandem Bike