After canceling the 2020 event and switching to a drive-thru model in 2021, Panegyri is back with a full-scale event, Opa!
From June 24 to 26, the Holy Trinity-St. Finneytown’s Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church holds its annual celebration of Greek culture, with exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live music, carnival rides and lots of folk dancing.
And the food. Can’t forget the food.
The full list of favorite foods is back this year.
- Traditional Greek dinners with your choice of Greek chicken, moussaka or pastitsio (mac and cheese with ground beef and béchamel) with rice, green beans, Greek salad and bread
- Greek pizza
- horizon pepper
- Mezethakia de Yia Yia aka appetizers with Greek meatballs, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), feta cheese, olives and saganaki (flambé cheese)
- Baklava sundaes
- Kataifi Delight
Queue in the main hall to take home a box of baklava, kataifi, kourambiethes and melomakarona handmade by church patrons. Or post to the Kafenion for a Greek coffee.
And don’t skip the taverna, with Greek wine by the glass and bottle and Greek beer.
Panegyri was voted Cincinnati’s favorite summer religious festival by CityBeat readers in the Best Of Cincinnati issue for a reason – it’s very, very fun.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 24, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 25 and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 26. $3; free 12 years and under. Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown, panegyri.com.
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