CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The 56th Annual Greek Festival was this weekend.
The party kicked off last night at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on South Chaparral Street.
The festival has been around since 1963. It started with just a few hundred pastries made by church members and now around 5,000 meals are served during the festival.
The food plays a big part, but dancing is just as big.
"Greeks being Greeks, when we hear music we dance," said Olga Plomarity, coordinator of the festival. "So the kids started dancing. so the adults said why don't we organize and have a greek dance group?"
Brand new this year was a special lager brewed just for the festival courtesy of the Nueces Brewing Company.