Grecia’s Second Annual Independence Day Fiesta is planned for Sunday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Organized by a group of expats and their Costa Rican neighbors, this is a day to celebrate US independence with American foods, live music and dance, and to give back to the community.
Once again this event will be at the Quinta Real recreation center in San Francisco de San Isidro de Grecia. Everyone is invited– no passports needed for entry. The day’s activities include swimming, futbol, raffles, silent auction, along with vendors of everything from local art to baked goods to hot coffee and more. Besides all-American hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings and sides, the menu also includes ice cold soft drinks and beer. All foods and beverages are reasonably priced. Ample free parking provided. The US Embassy is hosting a voter registration drive; to register to vote, you will need your US passport.
Admission at the gate is ₡1,500 ($3) or ₡500 ($1) for children 12 and younger. All profits benefit the Fundación de Amigos Griegos Hoy por Ti (Friends of Grecia Foundation – For You Today!), whose goal is to assist members of the Grecia community who have “fallen through the cracks” and need a helping hand.
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