The Buzz, June 8: Greek Festival

Published 2:37 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012

Saint Andrew 37th Annual Greek Festival 2012

4 to 11 p.m. today; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, South Bend, Ind.

Opa! Celebrate your Greek heritage — or just relish in its food, music and traditional dance — at the 37th Greek Festival. Enjoy roasted leg of lamb, Greek salad and chicken, gyros, spanakopita, baklava and more. The Ormi Band, Hellenic Dance Troupe and The Elwood Splinters Blues Band will perform. Children’s activities, gift shops, carnival games, 50/50 raffle and church tours (appropriate attire required). Admission $3 after 5 p.m. today; $3 after 2 p.m. Saturday; $2 after 2 p.m. Sunday; kids under 12 free. Free parking. Call (574) 277-4688.

“Give Us a Whirl: A Celebration of our Ferris Wheel”

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Jollay Orchards, Coloma, Mich.

This popular orchard, also home to the Dinosaur Farm, Grandpa’s Cider Mill and weekly entertainment, is marking its season opening and the birthday of its 1947 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel with “Give Us a Whirl: A Celebration of our Ferris Wheel.” Hay rides, a fishing pond, petting zoo, caterpillar crawl and a birthday party for the Ferris wheel. Cost is $7. Visit or call (269) 468-3075.

Annual Health and Food Festival

1 p.m. June 15

Our Daily Bread Christian Healthcare, Lifestyle Center and Campground, Marcellus, Mich.

Are you a health nut? Immerse yourself in a festival dedicated to healthy living at the Annual Health and Food Festival. Guest health speakers, vegetarian vendors, free wagon rides and youth activities, free nutrition assessment and blood and diabetes screening. Cost is $2; kids under 12 free.

Visit or call (269) 646-3233.

45th Annual Leeper Park Art Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17

Leeper Park, South Bend, Ind.

This top-rated art fair and juried art show is held along Riverwalk, which runs adjacent to the St. Joseph River. Artwork includes photography, blown glass, jewelry, etchings, watercolor, block prints and more. Food vendors and live entertainment.

Visit or call (574) 272-8598.

7th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival

1 to 10 p.m. June 16

Weko Beach, Bridgman, Mich.

More than 4,000 people are expected to visit Weko Beach for this wine festival, which showcases regional wine and beer. Food vendors and live music all day; parking and shuttle buses available in designated lots throughout Bridgman. Advance tickets $8 and are available at or the Harding’s Market in Bridgman. Regular admission $10 for ages 21 and older and includes wine tasting glass; kids 12 and younger free. Tasting tickets $1 each.

Visit or or call (269) 925-6301.