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Omaha’s Original Greek Festival started on Friday and will last until Sunday, entertainment and food options for attendees

The Original Greek Festival has brought a taste of Greece to Omaha since 1978, and the tradition continues this weekend.

The celebration began at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and continues through Sunday.

This year, they have added a few new entertainment and cuisine options, but guests can still anticipate the return of old favorites.

From gyros to pastries, dancing performances to musical performances, the festival enables attendees to have a deeper understanding of Greek culture.

“We want to create a fully immersive experience. Not only do we have dance groups, but they also interact with the audience. We attempt to allow them to be Greek for the weekend. They have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Greek cuisine, Greek music, and Greek dance. It’s almost like leaving Omaha for a weekend and experiencing a different culture,” said Joe Jensen, the festival’s event chair.

The celebration takes place in front of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist.

Adults pay $5 for admission. Students and kids under 12 get in free.

View additional details on the festival’s website.

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