Community prepares for 3 day event with over 10,000 attendees
SAN FRANCISCO—The St. Gregory Armenian Church Pastor, Board of Trustees, and Food Festival Committee are excited to announce that the 57th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival will take place September 12th through 14th at The Khachaturian Armenian Community Center in San Francisco, Calif.
This year’s festival has something for people of all ages. Aside from a wide range of cultural activities organized by the Hamazkayin San Francisco Chapter, the festival promises even more variety for everyone. Guests will enjoy live music entertainment by Kevork Artinian and Friends, and traditional dancing featuring the Hamazkayin San Francisco Araz Dance Group and the Hamazkayin Niari Dance Ensemble, rock wall, 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.
“This festival is recognized as one of the most popular food festivals in the Bay Area” stated Festival Committee Chairman Vache Darakjian. “We are excited to have over 10,000 attendees over the weekend, giving us the opportunity to share our culture with others.”
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 committee would like to thank the dozens of volunteers for working tirelessly in preparation for the festival. Special thanks to our sponsors: Oracle Arena, Karoun Dairies, Derco Fine Jewelry, Giraux Fine Jewelry, Sapore Catering, ImageCube, and Ara Jabagchourian-Attorney at Law.
The festival will take place at The Khachaturian Armenian Community Center at 825 Brotherhood Way in San Francisco, on Friday, September 12 (7 p.m. to midnight), Saturday, September 13 (noon to midnight), and Sunday, September 14 (noon to 6 p.m.). 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 visit www.ArmenianFestivalSF.com or send an email to info@Armenianfestivalsf.com