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Greek Festival New Orleans offers much for your family to enjoy and experience on the Cathedral grounds. 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 your children enjoy
the Athenian Playground.
Live Greek Music

Enjoy authentic Greek music performed live by Thymios and His Greek-American Super Band! Learn the Zorba and other traditional dances out on the Bayou under the stars!


OPA!  Hellenic Dancers

Make sure you see the Hellenic Dancers, who perform in authentic costumes on stage in the Hellenic Cultural Center. A variety of Greek dances are featured for your entertainment. 

Friday: 6 pm (with outside performance following) and 9 pm

Saturday: 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm (with outside performance following), and 7:30 pm

Sunday: 1:30 pm (with outside performance following) and 6 pm

095-2023 Greek Festival-Edits

Athenian Playground

Located next to the Bayou, your children will have a great time at the Athenian Playground. This year there will be face painters and two inflatable obstacle courses from which they can select. To cool off or for a quick snack, there will be Snoballs available and the Kafé Snack Bar, where parents can grab a Frappe (iced Greek coffee), as well as snacks, water,
and boxed drinks for children of all ages.

1911 little church VHR


Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the oldest existing Orthodox community in the Americas, is celebrating its 160th Anniversary this year. This significant historical benchmark will be noted during the Cathedral Tours, as well as in the archival displays featured in the foyer of the Hellenic Cultural Center. Make a note to visit both.


Greek Festival Walk/Run

Runners’ Party! 

The racer’s bib offers each runner two (2) Greek Festival entrance tickets, allowing the runner and a guest into the Greek Festival grounds an hour before festival gates open on Saturday, May 25. ** During this hour specifically reserved for the run participants, a special beer station will provide free beer while supplies last. Additional beer, food, and gift items may be purchased from several outside booths. Also, guests can watch the awards ceremony presented live from the stage before the Festival gates officially open to the general public at 11 am! 
**Only outside food and beverage booths will be available for the Race Pre-party. Pre-party early entrance and activities valid from 10 am - 11 am on Saturday, May 25, 2024, only. No exceptions. Bib ticket is non-transferable and may only be used by the New Orleans Greek Festival race participant. One (1) entrant per bib ticket.
Register for Greek Festival NOLA Walk/Run here!  
Registration is now open! For more specific information about the race and to REGISTER HERE:
or call NOTC’s office at (504) 304-2326.

Cathedral Tours

Cathedral Tours

Friday, May 24: 6:30 pm Vespers, 8 pm Cathedral Tour

Saturday, May 25: 1 pm Cathedral Tour, 3 pm Cathedral Tour, 5 pm Cathedral Tour, 6 pm Great Vespers

Sunday, May 26: 2 pm Cathedral Tours, 5 pm Cathedral Tours

Most people attending the annual Greek Festival enjoy traditional Greek dancing, live music, and lots of great food and drinks along the Bayou. However, many take time to attend the Cathedral Tours that are directed by Cathedral Dean Father George Wilson. Visitors have an opportunity to learn the basics of the Orthodox faith and the church building, as well as hear beautiful Byzantine music sung in Greek and English by resident chanter John Michael Boyer.