Houston Greek Fest



Hours of Admission

Thursday, May 12th:
  4:00pm -9:00pm Free Admission

Friday, May 13th:
  11:00 am - 2:00 pm FREE admission for all
   2:00 pm - 10:00 pm $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Saturday, May 14th:
  11:00am -10:00pm - $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Sunday, May 15th:
  12:00pm - 5:00pm - $3 for Adults & FREE for children 10 & under

Parking
Available on the festival grounds for $5.
Free parking is available on public streets at a first come - first serve basis.

Pets
Please no pets at the festival. Thank You!

Fun for the Whole Family at the 2016 Houston Greekfest!

Activities

KIDS AREA: Calling all boys & girls of all ages. Join us for a Ferris Wheel, Tubs of Fun, Giant Slide, Spinning Apple, Swing Ride, Turtle Train, Kiddy Helicopter Ride, Rock Climbing & many other activities.

BOOKSTORE & GIFTSHOP: Please be sure to stop by the bookstore (located by St. Efstathios Chapel) and the giftshop (located in the tented area). Check out the books, music, movies, beautiful jewelry, T shirts, Greek sailor hats, religious items, novelties, Greek Cookbooks from our own parishioners, and Greek Festival souvenirs all for sale at these stores.

CHURCH TOURS: St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church will be open for viewing and informational tours with Father Luke Palumbis. See the Visitor Guide Book available at Admissions for more details on times.


STAGE ENTERTAINMENT:

View 2016 Dance Schedule

DANCERS: AM OPA! Is our youngest group with dancers beginning at age 4. Each group gets older in age Levendakia, Palamakia, The Kefi Dancers, and ending with our oldest high school group Dancing Papoutsia. All of the youth exhibit their friendship and enthusiasm during their lively performances. In addition, we present our adult group, St. Basil’s Athenians. This is a group of parishioners excited to share their love of dance with our visitors. Please give all our dancers much encouragement for their hard work and dedication to their dances and to our Houston Greek Fest! Opa!!!

Houston Greek Fest Young Dancers

GYRO EATING CONTEST: Sunday May 15th at 2pm. More details to come!

ZEBEKIKO DANCE CONTEST: The Zebekiko Dance Contest is for NON Greeks only and is tons of fun to watch and tons of fun to be in! It will be held Saturday evening with a winning prize of $100 cash. Join us and be sure to cheer Greek style for your favorite contestant. Crowd participation determines the winner!

Traditional Greek Dance Costumes These dances are demonstrated in traditional attires that are reminiscent of various parts of Greece in old eras. For example the attires that have their origin in the Greek islands are characterized by some type of plush pants, the "vraka" because these people were riders of the sea. The attires that had origin in the mainland often were characterized by a special white pleated skirt, known as the "foustanella", legs covered by tights, and the shoes with the fuzz ball on the tow tip, known as the "tsarouhia". The purpose of the foustanella was to leave the legs completely free to run like the wind and hike on the rocky mountain grounds. This attire is characteristic of the 1800's when these people lived in the mountains constantly on the run and fighting for freedom. The most elaborate however are the women's attires whose colors, style, and detail present a great variety particularly among the various islands of origin.

6th Annual Zeimbekiko Contest !!!
Stay Tuned For More Details On The 1st Place Prize!!

 

 

Directions

St. Basil
The Great Greek Orthodox Church

1100 Eldridge Parkway
Houston TX, 77077

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No Pets Please. Thank You!


Directions:
Houston Greek Fast Map Location


Parking:

Available on the festival grounds for
$5 weather permitting

Free parking is available at the KBR
building 1080 Eldridge Parkway @ corner
of Eldridge/Enclave Parkway or on public
streets at a first come first serve basis.