Sarasota and Manatee residents can experience in Greek traditions and food.
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 35th annual Greek Festival, or Glendi, Feb. 7-10.
There, visitors can watch Hellenic dancers, hear Greek music, peruse through a variety of vendors and try traditional Greek food.
Admission the first day was free, with all donations going to this year's charity, Meals on Wheels. The event brought in $6,000 in admission donations.
Now, admission is $4 with additional costs for food, drink and raffle tickets that give the holder a chance to win a 2019 Mercedes-Benz or $30,000.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road.