Did you Hera? The Houston Greek Fest is this weekend! If you’ve never been, now is your chance. Greek Fest has been around for over twenty years, bringing Houston the best of Greek food and culture, and all for a good cause. St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church is hosting the event, which includes family-friendly activities and more baklava than you can shake a stick at. This year’s non-profit partner is Ronald McDonald House, a charity that provides housing for families of seriously ill children while they are seeking medical care away from home.
What to Do
In addition to delicious Greek food, take a tour of the stunning St. Basil, enjoy Greek folk dancing and traditional music, take part in crafts, shopping, carnival rides, and activities for children. There are performances scheduled for several dance troupes from St. Basil comprised of various ages of parishioners. If you are not a member, you do have the opportunity to enter a Zeibekiko dance contest on Saturday evening. Non-Greeks compete for a prize of $250, showing off their best attempt at Greek dance moves. Audience cheers determines the winner.
Come hungry, because the food at Greek Fest is authentic and delicious. We go after the gyros, stuffed grape leaves, Greek pizza, souvlaki, and of course, baklava. For the over 21 crowd, Greek beer and wine will be available. Greek Fest kicked off on Thursday evening and lasts through Sunday afternoon. Enjoy live music tonight, Friday and Saturday from 7:00-10:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00-5:00 PM.
What You Need to Know
Greek Fest is located at 1100 Eldridge Parkway in the Energy Corridor. Tickets are $3 and free admission for children 10 and under. If you bring 3 or more canned or dry food items to donate to Target Hunger, the admission fee is waived. Parking on the festival grounds is $5, public street parking is first come first serve, we recommend taking an Uber, Lyft, or carpooling. Pets are not allowed unless they are service animals. Festival hours are Friday, May 17th 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, May 18th 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sunday, May 19th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Keep an eye out for Circa Realtors®. Enjoy a glass of retsina (our favorite Greek white wine), snack on baklava and take in the colorful and rich Greek culture! Opa!
For additional information please visit ww.houstongreekfest.com