"Our sincere thanks to the Charlotte Guide Readers for their support of The Yiasou Greek Festival. We are honored and thrilled to have received the Charlotte Readers Choice Awards for the Best Annual Festival in Charlotte for 2012!
We look forward to planning this awesome event every year for Charlotte and its surrounding communities. This is our 35th annual festival and once again we will celebrate our Greek culture and heritage with Greek food, pastries, art, dancing, shopping and much more. We promise to provide an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Thank you Thank you, Thank you and Yiasou!" -Gloria Kontoulas
The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year. Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit the 34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It's a time of the year when everyone can be Greek!
Other finalists in this category were: Festival in the Park, Charlotte Oktoberfest, Time Warner Cable BBQ and Blues, and Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week.