A popular festival of Greek food and culture is returning for 2021 with some pandemic restrictions.
Greek Fest is returning for another year in 2021 with plans to bring people together while keeping it safe with COVID-19 precautions, according to a press release Thursday.
They say the festival will be located at the Greek Community Centre at 4648 Elk Lake Dr. and will run Aug. 27 to 29 and Sept. 3 to 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The popular event — drawing over 15,000 Victorians in 2020 — will have the options of eating in person or ordering online from their selection of Greek roasted lamb, souvlaki, spanakopita and more for 2021, according to the release.
They also say their Greek Heritage Museum and the Greek Orthodox Church tours will be returning for 2021, but with limited capacity.
The museum will allow 20 visitors at a time and will provide hand sanitizer, according to the release. They say tours will explore how Greek immigration to B.C.
The Greek church will allow up to 50 people in a visit, with extra sanitization according to the festival. They say tours will run every day from 2 to 6 p.m. with a greek historian.
The celebration is important this year as 2021 marks a milestone in Greek history.
“This year is extra special for the Greek community, as we celebrate our 200 year anniversary of independence,” said the release.
Admission will be free and available to dine-in guests or online food for takeout and pickup.