The Fish Festival in Etoliko is held annually on the last Saturday of September (usually on September 28th to 30th) and is regarded as a major highlight of the treasure of the Lagoon of Messolonghi- Etoliko.
The celebration of the feast spreads throughout the island of Etoliko, where tables and chairs for the visitors have been placed by the locals, from early on. At least in three places throughout the city, grills and benches- which host the unpaid work of the organizers- have been put in order for the locals to bake fish, the specialty of the local cuisine. Visitors are then treated with fresh baked fish, accompanied by salad, olives of the region, bread and wine.
Of course, traditional dances are an integral part of the celebration of the feast. That way, the visitors can have fun and enjoy some free delicious fish dishes along with folklore dances from the locals.