Come and join The Original Greek Festival, now in its 46th year, and be Greek for a day! Growing attendance over the years continues to create excitement as the word gets around, so bring your family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the festive atmosphere and our new expanded festival site. Facilities, children’s activities, Athenian playground & seating capacity have also been expanded. OPA!!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – October 4 – 7, 2012.
Festival Hours and Food & Dance Program Times
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex
Near downtown and the Museum District
3511 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006
Maps and Directions
Free Parking & Free shuttle
Free shuttle from Lamar High School
West “Student” parking lot, 3325 Westheimer
(between Westheimer & West Alabama, and between Buffalo Speedway & Kirby).
Free parking is available for shuttle passengers.
A new “no parking” zone street map has been added to this page
Shuttle Times and Parking Information
“Best Festival Food” honors for the authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by community parishioners from recipes handed down over the centuries.
Menu and prices
View the 2011 Festival program here.
Admission at Gate
$5.00 (adults). Children 12 and under admitted free
$20.00 – Includes admission and dinner plate with your choice of Souvlaki, Greek Salad,
or Pastry Box (note: Does not include Gyros).
• Cathedral Tours
• Religious Artifacts/Icons
• Greek Folk Dancing
• Authentic Greek Foods/Pastries
• Gift Shop
• T-shirts, Videos, CD’s, Tapes
• Agora Greek Food Store
• Annunciation Orthodox School Exhibit
• Athenian Playground (Children’s Activities)
Don’t miss the photo gallery from the Original Greek Festival. Are you in there?
In 1917, a handful of Greek immigrants formed what is today one of the largest Greek Orthodox communities in the United States. The vision, foresight and dedication of those few faithful immigrants laid the groundwork for what exists today.
From its original location in downtown Houston (what is now Tranquility Park) to the sprawling grounds that border Yoakum Boulevard, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has become a major force in the religious and social communities that comprise Houston today.
Proceeds from the Greek Festival have helped many people through donations to various charitable organizations, such as Children’s Assessment Center, S.E.A.R.C.H., Houston Area Women’s Center, Covenant House, Texas Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC), and the Star of Hope Mission. A complete list of this year’s donations is available here.