Kalamazoo Greekfest kicks off the traditional summer festival season in Kalamazoo beginning Thursday. The festival runs three days, through Saturday, and is one of the cornerstones of Super Saturday, along with the 103.3 KFR Doo-Dah Parade, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Art Fair at Bronson Park.

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The musical entertainment this year features 90's hair band Skid Row on Friday night, and Theory of a Deadman on Saturday night. Local band Drop 35 opens the fun on Thursday night.

The menu ranges from Greek favorites to American fare.

Here's a little primer on the Greek food, courtesy of sponsor Theo and Stacy's.

Mousaka
Greek casserole with layers of eggplant, potato and seasoned meats topped with a light cream sauce.

Pastitsio
Traditional Greek casserole layered with pasta, ground beef, and a light cream sauce.

Dolmades
Grape leaves stuffed with ground beef and rice in a lemon sauce.

Spanakopita
Spinach Pie! Spinach and feta wrapped in layers of flaky filo dough.

Original Gyro
Layers of Gyro meat (ground lamb, beef, and spices) with onion and our homemade sour cream sauce on top of pita bread.

Chicken Gyro
Chicken gyro meat with onions, tomatoes, and honey mustard sauce on top of pita bread.

Beef Souvlaki
Chunks of vegetables and chunks of juicy tender steak marinated on a souvlaki stick.

Chicken Souvlaki
Chunks of vegetables and chunks of juicy tender chicken marinated on a souvlaki stick.