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It’s Greek: Saint Sophia festival runs Friday through Sunday in Miami

Parishioner Alex Karavias shows off traditional delicacies to be served this weekend at Saint Sophia Greek Festival, 244 SW 24th Rd. in Miami’s Roads neighborhood.
Parishioner Alex Karavias shows off traditional delicacies to be served this weekend at Saint Sophia Greek Festival, 244 SW 24th Rd. in Miami’s Roads neighborhood. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Saint Sophia’s annual Greek festival, which features traditional dancing and delicacies including moussaka, cheese and spinach pies and gyros, opens Friday in Miami for the 39th year.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Saint Sophia’s, 244 SW 24th Rd. in Miami’s Roads neighborhood.

A childrens’ dance troupe at the church will perform folk dances throughout the weekend. Also vendors in booths will offer arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, religious art and devotional items and books, according to spokesman John Kiskinis.

Cooking demonstrations will also take place, along with guided tours of St. Sophia’s Byzantine cathedral, he said.

Admission is $5 for adults; children 11 and under are free. For information, visit www.stsophiamiamifest.org.

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