Columbia's beloved Greek Festival has brought the community together for a weekend of food, music, dancing and art for more than three decades.

The festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, however a drive-through event, Greek To Go, was held in May to offer the community a taste of their favorite Greek dishes. 

Festival directors announced Friday in a Facebook post that the 2021 event will mirror the layout of May's Greek To Go. The Greek Festival was intended to take place as an in-person event Sept. 16-19, however the directors decided to shift to a drive-through event due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

Greek dinners, salads, gyros, souvlaki, pastries and frozen casseroles will still be available for guests to pick up during the weekend. The event will take place in the parking lot at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral located in the 1900 block of Sumter Street.

Lovers of Greek food can drive-through from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sept. 16-18 (Thurs.-Sat.) and from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 19 (Sun.).

Traffic patterns, menus and additional information will be available on the festival's Facebook page.

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