It's been a combination of hard work and family fun, while it's a tradition that has gone on for more than 40 years. The 43rd annual Greek Cultural Festival will begin Thursday night and run through Sunday at St. Sophia's Church in Syracuse. Brad Vivacqua has the details on the popular festival.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A tradition of more than 40 years continues tonight at St. Sophia's Church in Syracuse.

The 43rd annual Greek Cultural Festival will showcase everything from music and dancing to some delicious food like souvlaki to desserts like baklava.

Over the next four days, thousands will head to the church to enjoy the flavors and sounds of Greece.

"Especially with the food that it's the freshest possible as we present it and provide it to everyone. And, I think the main ingredient, what really sets us apart, is the love and enthusiasm that our St. Sophia community puts into the development of this festival," said St. Sophia's Greek Festival Information Coordinator Elizabeth Steinberg.

Besides the food and live music, you can also take a tour of the church and learn more about its history.

If you're interested in going to the festival the church is located at 325 Waring Road in Syracuse.

The Greek Festival will begin at 5 p.m. both Thursday night and Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.