The folks in charge of the 28th annual Greek Festival dropped off some crazy tasty food in the newsroom today. I’m glad they did because I completely forgot that this weekend is Greek Festival in the exposition center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
I covered the festival last year for 30THREADS and had a lot of fun. I got to see some beautiful Greek dances, sample delicious food (which women from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church make from scratch at the church and deliver to the fairgrounds). Best of all, it’s only $3 to get in.
So last year, while I covered the Greek Festival, my former coworker Wayne Sutton covered SPARKCon. SPARKCon starts today and showcases the creativity of the Triangle through at least 14 different “sparks.” The events are at various places downtown.
Among the don’t-wanna-miss events are: FashionSPARK, which features a runway show from local designers from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fayetteville Street AND ArtSPARK, which features amazing street painting from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Photos from last year above and below).
The Greek Festival and SPARKCon are clearly two very different events. But I think fondly of both of them because of how much fun Wayne and I had covering them last year. I’m posting the video we made below:
The Greek Festival runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
SPARKCon starts today and runs through Sunday. It features too many events and schedules to list here, but the event has a comprehensive listing on this website.