SAN FRANCISCO—The St. Gregory Armenian Food Festival Committee is pleased to announce the 56th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival, celebrating Armenian-American heritage, to be held September 13th through 15th at The Khachaturian Armenian Community Center in San Francisco, CA.
Widely recognized as one of the most popular ethnic food festivals in the Bay Area, the committee predicts more than 10,000 attendees will partake in this year’s three-day event. “Every year we are excited to share our Armenian American heritage with the Bay Area community, and welcome everyone to help celebrate our food, dance, music and art,” said Father Khoren Habeshian, Pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in San Francisco, which has hosted the festival annually since 1957.
This year’s festival boasts something for people of all ages. Aside from a wide range of cultural activities, the festival promises even more variety for everyone. Guests will continue to enjoy the live music and traditional dancing, folkloric dance ensembles, KidZone inflatables, arts and crafts, carnival games and raffles. Many vendors will be on hand to offer festival-goers a unique shopping experience at their own Vernissage Bazaar.
Beyond the famous and authentic Armenian beef & chicken kebabs, food enthusiasts should not miss this year’s extended menu, which includes Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cuisine, sandwiches, spice-infused vegetarian dishes, and much more. Festival-goers can also stop by the “Food-To-Go” booth and order a variety of mouthwatering dishes, appetizers and pastries to take home – classic favorites are the Sarma (stuffed grape leaves) or the Sou-Beoreg (a silky, lasagna-like cheese and parsley delicacy).
The festival will take place at The Khachaturian Armenian Community Center at 825 Brotherhood Way in San Francisco, on Friday, September 13 (6 p.m. to midnight), Saturday, September 14 (Noon to Midnight), and Sunday, September 15 (Noon to 6 p.m.). Join them in kicking off the opening night of the Food Festival at Friday’s happy hour and enjoy special drink discounts!
Admission is $5 (Free for Kids 6 and under), and Sunday is Free-Admission to all festival-goers. The facilities are indoor/outdoor, ADA-accessible, public transportation friendly, with ample free & valet parking.
St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds directly aid programming for both the church and the KZV Armenian School – the only Armenian primary school in Northern California. For more information, please contact Archdeacon Sevag Badoyan at (415)751-9140 or visit www.stgregorysf.org.