June 3, 2012 | Arlington Greek Festival at Saint Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church
by Miles Howard
| May 20, 2012
Today, it’s tough to hear the words “Greek Festival” without picturing Natty Ice–swilling bros fist-pumping to Swedish House Mafia in a primeval-smelling basement. But before Kappa Sig, there came the actual country, whose rich culture is set to be celebrated at the 2012 Arlington Greek Festival. Hosted at Saint Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church (4 Appleton Street, Arlington, 781.646.0705), the three-day annual fest brings thousands of revelers of all nationalities for live Greek music, regional wines and beer, church tours, dancing, and even spit-roasted pigs and lambs. You can also shop for tasty Greek foods and souvenirs in the festival’s Agora marketplace. Admission is free, and Sunday’s events run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.