Besides promising the best gyros of any festival this year, the Greek Festival is a great way to spend a day over the long weekend - with Greek dancers and singers, cooking demonstrations, cultural exhibits and cathedral tours throughout four days of festivities.

Why you should go:

Besides promising the best gyros of any festival this year, the Greek Festival is a great way to spend a day over the long weekend - with Greek dancers and singers, cooking demonstrations, cultural exhibits and cathedral tours throughout four days of festivities.

What to eat & drink:

The food may be the best reason to head to the Greek Festival, so bring your appetite. Traditional gourmet items like pastitsio and spanakopita are available inside the cathedral, and fast-food tents with gyros, lamb chops, Greek pizza and more are just outside. Make sure to save room for the baklava sundae.

Entertainment:

Stop by the music tent to see the high-spirited moves of the festival dancers. They're performing nearly every hour, and in case you're feeling light on your feet, they'll be offering a few lessons each day. Also, the Hellenic Singers will perform authentic Greek folk songs in multiple locations every day.

Don't miss:

Be sure to take a cathedral tour. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is one of the city's finest works of architecture. Built in the traditional Byzantine style, it's splendid both inside and out. Take a look up at the ornate dome.