You show me a Greek Orthodox church, and I’ll show you a place I want to be at least one weekend a year, which is more than I can say for the religion I grew up practicing. And for that you can thank events like the 84th Annual Greek Festival in Spokane, where all are welcome to a celebration marked by incredible food. For a fix of baklava, beef kapama, loukanika (Greek sausage), gyros and more, the festival offers one-stop shopping accompanied by traditional Greek dancers, a boutique full of imports from Greece, tours of the stunning Holy Trinity building. Be sure to stop for some dessert, the loukoumades (fried dough drizzled with honey and cinnamon) are worth a stop on their own.
Thu-Sat, Sept. 26-28 from 11 am-8 pm • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church • 1703 N. Washington • holytrinityspokane.org • 328-9310
— Dan Nailen