Marin’s Greek Festival returns with food and festivities

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  • Pat Kamages of San Rafael and Tiffany England of Santa Rosa toast with a sample of Greek wine during the Greek Festival opening night at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, Calif. on Friday, May 27, 2022 After a two-year absence, the event is back and continues Saturday and Sunday in Novato. The festival includes food, vendors, dancing and more. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Crowds begin to arrive on the opening night of the...

    Crowds begin to arrive during the opening night of the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, Calif. on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Lilah Collins of Novato, her husband Sean Collins with their...

    Lilah Collins of Novato, her husband Sean Collins with their daughter Natalie, 13, eat gyros and Greek fries during the opening night of the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, CA , Friday, May 27, 2022. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Novato's Susan Fyles selects Kiki Taft's Greek pastries...

    Susan Fyles of Novato selects Greek pastries from Kiki Taft of Benicia during the Greek Festival opening night at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, Calif. on Friday, May 27, 2022. (Sherry LaVars/ Marin Independent Journal)

  • Ruth Koenig of San Rafael receives the first gyro...

    San Rafael’s Ruth Koenig receives the festival’s first gyro during the Greek Festival opening night at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, Calif., Friday, May 27, 2022. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Log)

  • San Rafael's Ruth Koenig takes a bite of...

    San Rafael’s Ruth Koenig takes a bite of the first served gyro while holding the second for her husband during the opening night of the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato, Calif., on Friday, 27 May 2022. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

The Greek Marin Festival kicked off Friday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ in Novato.

The 50-year-old festival highlights Greek cuisine, music, dance and culture for three days over Memorial Day weekend.

The festival is scheduled to continue from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the church at 1110 Highland Drive. The cost is $5 for general admission and $4 for residents 55 and older. Admission is free for children 16 and under.

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