GreekFest 2020 canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 1:22 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:22:13-04

MILWAUKEE — GreekFest 2020 has been canceled due to the current global pandemic.

The festival, which was slated to take place June 19-21, has been canceled due to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need to use the State Fair Grounds as a makeshift hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

The news came Monday morning in a press release from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

“In addition to our fervent prayer for all those directly and indirectly affected by Covid-19, as well as the selfless medical care and service workers, our Annunciation Parish family is committed to doing everything we can to participate in the joint effort to restore life back to normal in our beloved Milwaukee community and beyond,” said Father Ciprian Sas, Parish Priest of Annunciation.

Milwaukee's GreekFest was once named the "Best Church Festival" by Milwaukee's Shepherd Express.

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