Events & Entertainment

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

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

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

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Athenian Playground

Located next to the Bayou, your children will have a great time at the Athenian Playground. This year there will be a clown that twists balloon animals, a face painter, and an entire tent of arts and crafts from which they can select. To cool off or for a quick snack, there will be Snoballs available and the NEW 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.


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 27. ** 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 11:00 am! 
**Only outside food and beverage booths will be available for the Race Pre-party. Pre-party early entrance and activities valid from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 27, 2023, 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


Friday, May 26
6:30 pm Vespers
8:00 pm Cathedral Tour
Saturday, May 27
1:00 pm Cathedral Tour
3:00 pm Cathedral Tour
5:00 pm Cathedral Tour
6:00 pm Great Vespers
Sunday, May 28
2:00 pm Cathedral Tours
5:00 pm Cathedral Tours

Most people, who attend the Greek Festival, know about the celebration on the Bayou, which entails dancing, live music, and lots of great food and drinks. However, many take time to attend the Cathedral Tours that are directed by Cathedral Dean Father George Wilson in the Cathedral. 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.