(WSYR-TV) — St. George Macedonian Orthodox Church will host its 20th Annual Macedonian Ethnic Festival on Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 on 5083 Onondaga Rd (Rt. 173) Syracuse. The festival will include free admission, parking, and outdoor seating.

The times and dates of the festival are below:

  • Friday, August 5 from 4-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 6 from 12-11 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 7 from 12-6 p.m.

Highlights for the festival include:

  • Macedonian cuisine
  • Traditional drinks and wine
  • Chance to sample award-winning wine
  • View extraordinary frescoes
  • Church tours
  • Macedonian traditions
  • Music

The people of the St. George Macedonian Church look forward to kicking off the next twenty years in Macedonian spirit and are honored to share their cultural diversity, heritage, customs, and traditions with Central New Yorkers.

St. George Church says that the population of Macedonian people in Syracuse are highly involved in the community and have been for many years, participating in events like the New York State Fair and the Festival of Nations.

People can enjoy live music, dancers, and all of the traditional ethnic food and drinks. There will also be a limited edition wine people can purchase by the bottle in honor of their 20th anniversary.

There are roughly 200 Macedonian families in the Central New York area. Blood-related or not, they’re one big family coming together to put the annual festival on for the community.

“It really is a multi-generational affair, so everybody from the little kids helping out with setting up and performing to the adults working the grills and the food stations and the desserts to all of the older generations who have been able to pass down all of our traditions whether its recipes, stories everything from our culture it’s all hands on deck and we’re really excited to be able to feature all of that this weekend,” says Emilija Postolovska, spokesperson for Macedonian Festival.

St. George Macedonian Church would like to thank the following 2022 sponsors:

  • Romano Auto Dealerships
  • Wegmans
  • John & Sons Fly Road Market
  • Hueber Bruer Construction
  • Raddison Greens
  • Grossman St. Amour
  • CADimensions
  • iHeart Media
  • and many more!