BOISE, Idaho — The Greek Food Festival is back in Boise for its 38th year, featuring live music, dancing and of course, no shortage of Greek food like tzatziki, pita bread, and baklava.
The festival serves as a major fundraiser for the Greek Orthodox Church and committee members say thousands of people in support each year.
"We love people to come down because Greeks like to feed people, you know, because that's what we like because that shows that we love you, we care about you," Alexandria Larsen, who is on the festival committee, said. "And we like to share our community and our culture together."
Larsen attributes the festival's success every year to community support.
“It’s the people within our church that work together and all the friends of the people within our church and the community that has supported us for all these years," she said. "They always come out – we see people that come year to year and then new people and they come and support us and that makes us able to support the community.”
The festival continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
New this year is the Greek Happy Hour, which is from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.