48 Years of Greek Food, Live Music, and Family Fun
Greek Festival 2023
Join us on Bayou St. John for the 2023 New Orleans Greek Festival!
A Memorial Day Weekend Tradition!
The community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral will host its 48th Annual Greek Festival May 26, 27, and 28. This Memorial Day weekend tradition is an opportunity for you to experience Greece along the banks of Bayou St. John. As always, parishioners will offer their guests an array of homemade traditional Greek culinary favorites including food, pastries, and grocery items, as well as Greek wines and Mythos beer. Come enjoy all of these specialties amidst displays of Greek culture, highlighted by traditional dances and the sounds of a live Greek band. And, don’t forget to bring your family and friends for a memorable experience of Greece on the Bayou. OPA!
• Tickets $10 – Children under 12 Free
• Service Animals Allowed – No Pets, Please
Eat, Shop, Drink & Dance! OPA!
The New Orleans Greek Festival has been a favorite Memorial Day weekend destination among locals since its inception in 1973. Offering an array of authentic homemade Greek food and a friendly family atmosphere, the event annually hosts over 20,000 guests. Make plans to attend this year and bring your family and friends to share the fun!
Delicious homemade Greek food will be available both inside the Hellenic Cultural Center and outside on the Cathedral grounds. Among the classic menu selections for your Greek culinary experience will be roasted leg of lamb and orzo plate; lamb rack; pastitsio dinner with green beans, tiropita, and spanakopita; Greek salad; gyro; and souvlaki.
The Hellenic Dancers practice throughout the year in preparation for the Festival. On stage inside the Hellenic Cultural Center, they perform a variety of Greek dances for your entertainment.
Two main areas for your shopping pleasure will be available.
INSIDE: GREEK GROCERY & HOLY TRINITY ARCHIVES
OUTSIDE: AGORA, T-SHIRT/POSTERS & GRAB AND GO – PASTRY EXPRESS
Click here is the view additional information on all of our shopping options.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest existing Orthodox community in the Americas. All proceeds from the Greek Festival, as well as donations made through this link, support the church and its ministries. If you wish to contribute, please click the button on the photograph. Your gift is deeply appreciated.
Register for Greek Festival NOLA Walk/Run here! Registration is now open! For more specific information about the race and to register for the race, please visit the website here: https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/NewOrleans/GreekFestRun or call NOTC’s office at (504) 304-2326.
There will be plenty of activities for the entire family. Don’t miss the popular Hellenic Dancers that perform in authentic costumes on stage in the Hellenic Cultural Center nor the Cathedral Tours that are directed by Cathedral Dean Father George Wilson in the Cathedral. There you will have an opportunity to learn the basics of the Orthodox faith and the church building, as well as hear beautiful Byzantine music sung by resident chanter John Michael Boyer.
The pictures speak for themselves! Preparations began in February to help ensure the large variety and quantities of homemade Greek baked goods demanded by the public each year with baklava an all time favorite.
On the outdoor stage Thymios and His Greek American Super Band will perform live music, an invitation for you to join in some tradition Greek dances. Or, simply sit back and listen to the music as you enjoy the relaxing scenery and feast beside the bayou. And, don’t forget that the Athenian Playground will have activities for the young Festival goers. There will be something for everyone!
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Greek Festival 2023
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Southern Louisiana’s largest cultural festival!
The small Greek community has proudly hosted the event that attracts upwards of 20,000 people over the 3-day event, which has become a staple of Memorial Day Weekend in New Orleans.
New Orleans Greek Festival gains substantial media recognition each year through a strong relationship with media outlets, a targeted advertising and marketing campaign, and a concentrated push into the social media sphere. Our marketing campaign includes, but is not limited to:
Television: Major network affiliates (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) each attend with crews to tap into festival news and the rich source of colorful stories emanating from the event. A TV advertising campaign is run for 4 weeks prior to the event.
Digital: The New Orleans Greek Festival website is an important vehicle of communication for news and festival updates, sponsorship information and links, and is cross promoted through online event guides and partner’s websites.
Social Media: The Festival’s Facebook page enjoys a following of just under 10,000, and its Instagram page is building on almost 2,000 followers. Both provide an effective platform to convey sponsor’s logos and messages. The Festival is actively engaged in advertising and marketing via social media.
History, Greek Food, Live Music and Family Fun
Inside: Greek Grocery – Imported Food and Homemade Specialties, Holy Trinity Archives – Historical Photographic Reproductions and Gift Items
Outside: Agora – Hellenic Imports and Specialty Items, Posters – Jennifer Serio Psalmonds, GFNO Poster Artist, T-Shirts –Apparel for Adults and Children
A great lineup of fun events for the entire family are slated for the Greek Festival, including live Greek music, Cathedral Tours, Hellenic Dancers performances, and activities at the Athenian Playground. To access weekend highlights and complete schedules, click here.
1200 Allen Toussaint Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122