40th Annual Galveston Greek Festival

Oct 12th to Oct 13th

40th Annual Galveston Greek Festival

Opa! The 40th Annual Galveston Island Greek Festival, October 12 and 13, returns to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball St.

A celebration of the Hellenic culture, this lively event transports guests to the Greek islands offering authentic food, wines, beer, pastries and commemorative items. All food and pastries are prepared by parishioners; some who are well known chefs. Traditional fare, prepared with the freshest ingredients, are featured in the centuries old, traditional, recipes that have been passed down and shared through generations. The Greek plate consists of pastitsio, meatballs, dolmades, olives, salad, feta cheese, tiropita, spanakopita, and pita bread. Ala carte items include souvlaki and gyros, and a generous vegetarian plate is available. Pastry selections include baklava, kourambiedes, paximadia, koulourakia, and, a rare treat, Loukoumades, is prepared on site. All foods and pastries are available to go.

Beverages include the national beer of Greece, ice cold FIX, along with American favorites, and an assortment of Greek wines by the glass or bottle. All beverages compliment the outstanding cuisine.

Enjoy live Bouzouki by Dimitri Karageorgo, and traditional Greek Dancers who perform throughout both days. Church tours are led by Father Stelios Sitaras. To commemorate the event, imported merchandise and food products from Greece are available in the Greek marketplace. An inside and outside event, the festival is rain or shine. All are invited to attend.

There is no admission to attend the festival, however, a donation is greatly appreciated as all event proceeds benefit the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church . Food and drink tickets are sold in $2 increments. cash and credit cards are accepted.

Come for a visit and stay for a while – party with the Greeks Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm. There’s no party like a Greek party. We Opa! Rain or Shine. Don’t miss it. www.galvestongreekfestival.com