New Orleans Greek Festival 2020

47 Years of Greek Food, Live Music, and Family Fun

Events | New Orleans Greek Festival 2020

Events & Entertainment

There's plenty to do and see at this year's Greek Festival New Orleans — bring your family and experience our family's rich culture! Take a guided tour of the Cathedral, watch the Hellenic Dancers perform, listen and dance to live Greek music, and relax on the Bayou while the kids enjoy the Athenian Playground.

Athenian Playground

Fun amusements and food for picky eaters (hot dogs, for kids only). Located right next to the Bayou (look for our Bungee Bouncer) — your kids are sure to have a great time! 

TRY OUT the Bungie Trampoline!

Hercules Hammer

Test your strength and ring the bell!

Face Painting & Kid Crafts

Let the artist in your family create an original treasure!

Inflatable Fun

Small inflatable bouncer for the little ones ages 2-5 years old.

New this year - Bungee Trampoline and Kayak+Paddleboard rentals

A new attraction to the Athenian Playground is the single station bungee trampoline.  Test out your bounce and gymnastic skills on this fun ride! You’ll be back over and over!

Kayak and Paddleboard rentals.  Take a leisurely ride down Bayou St. John on your choice of Kayak or Paddleboard.

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Hellenic Dancers

Our dancers practice throughout the year in preparation for the Festival. On stage, they perform a variety of Greek dances for your entertainment.

Inside the Hellenic Cultural Center

Friday — 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Saturday — 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm
Sunday — 1:30pm

Outside Near the Live Music Stage

Friday — 6:30pm
Saturday — 5:00pm

Little Dancers — Inside the Hellenic Cultural Center

Sunday — 4:00pm
Don't miss this darling performance by the Greek School children!

Live Greek Music

Enjoy authentic Greek music performed live!. Learn the Zorba and other traditional dances out on the Bayou under the stars!

Cathedral Tours

Holy Trinity Cathedral is the oldest Greek Orthodox church in the Americas, and in 2014 celebrated its 150th anniversary! Be sure to take a free guided tour about our faith, history, and Cathedral artifacts, given by our priest, Father George Wilson. Our Holy Trinity chanter, Dimitri Golfos, will be a part of every tour. In the cathedral, view a curated exhibition of vintage photos, documents and newspaper articles that reflect the history and faith of our community for over 150 years. The story of Holy Trinity Church and the first Greeks in New Orleans beginning in the 1760s will be told with a special exhibition in the Cathedral during the Cathedral Tours. In addition, in observance of the Orthodox Paschal Season, a curated collection of Orthodox Paschal artifacts will be shown.

Cathedral Tour Artifacts on Display

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Among the historic items unique to Eastern Orthodoxy that will be exhibited are a historic Kouvouklion and Epitaphion. The Kouvouklion represents Christ’s tomb and is used in the Great and Holy Friday Lamentations service of the Eastern Orthodox faith. The Epitaphion is a textile icon bearing the image of Christ laid in the tomb.

Cathedral Tour Schedule

Friday — 7:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday — Noon; 2:00pm; 3:30pm; 5:30pm; 7:30pm
Sunday — Noon; 5:00pm
Tours begin at the side entrance between the Cathedral and the Hellenic Cultural Center

Greek Festival Races

Our annual New Orleans Greek Festival Run/Walk Race, held Friday evening! Cash prizes and awards. To registration and prize information as well as other race specifics, please visit the New Orleans Track Club's website or call NOTC's office at 504-304-2326. Registration is now open — click here!
Friday Evening
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:00 PM – Start of 1 Mile
7:30 PM – Start of 5K
9:00 PM – Awards presentation on Greek Festival stage

Toga Sunday

Don't miss the fun on Sunday! Anyone wearing a toga gets free admission! Remember, this is a family festival, so keep those togas tasteful and tightly tied — we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone with unacceptable attire!