Festivals, Food and Drink

St. Louis County Greek Fest

When: May 26-28, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Mon., May 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2017

"Saturday is all right for festing," as the old song goes, and there's no fest like a Greek festival, because the Greeks invented the concept of the outdoor party. (The Greeks invented everything.) The St. Louis County Greek Fest invites you to celebrate Greece's rich heritage with mountains of food and oceans of music from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (May 26 to 29) at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (1755 Des Peres Road, Town and Country; www.stlgreekfest.com). And it really is a mountain of food on offer: You can get everything from a lamb shank to a humble gyro sandwich; there are even non-Greek children's plates for picky eaters. You may leave sunburned and weary, but you won't go home hungry. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission