In lieu of Greek Fest, watch for an upcoming fall food event with home made robust Greek foods. As a concerned community organization, Greek Fest 2020 will not take place and will return Memorial Day weekend 2021. STAY TUNED And check our website for Upcoming dates and additional information.
Join us on Bayou St. John for the 2020 New Orleans Greek Festival. A Memorial Weekend Tradition! This year’s theme is EAT! DRINK! DANCE! As always, there will be homemade traditional Greek Food, wine, pastries, and other great desserts! Come see our live, traditional Greek dancing and listen to the live Greek band playing near the Bayou. Tour our beautiful Cathedral, browse the wonderful marketplaces with everything Greek, and visit our Greek grocery with delectable cheeses, dips, spices, and much more - OPA!
In 1973, when the first New Orleans Greek Festival was held, who could have known it would grow to be one of the best local’s festival in New Orleans, hosting over 23,000 annually! Preparations for our 2020 festival are already underway, and we’re looking forward to another amazing year!
2020 Festival Dates
Friday, May 22nd
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, May 23rd
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 24th
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Events Schedule at a Glance
6:00pm — Registration & Packets
7:00pm — 1 Mile Start
7:30pm — 5K Start
Click here to register today!
Hellenic Dancers, Inside Stage
Friday — 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Saturday — 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm
Sunday — 1:30pm
Hellenic Dancers, Outdoor
Friday — 6:30pm
Saturday — 5:00pm
Little Dancers, Inside Stage
Sunday — 4:00pm
Tours begin at the Cathedral side entrance
Friday — 7:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday — Noon; 2:00pm; 3:30pm; 5:30pm; 7:30pm
Sunday — Noon; 5:00pm
Wear a Tasteful Toga on Sunday and get in Free! Click here for full Events information.
Mastiha Bar: Enjoy a specialty cocktail or Mastiha on the Rocks!
Lamb Plate: Spring Rotisserie Lamb with Tomato Orzo au Jus and Roll
The Not Just for Vegans Platter: Lentil and Faro Salad with Skordalia (Potato Garlic Dip), Pita, Dolmades, and Kalamata Olives
How to Get to Greek Fest
Free Shuttle Service!
Click here for directions to the festival and information on parking once you arrive.
Be a Volunteer!
Price of Admission
Entrance $8 — Children under 12 free
Get your Entrance Tickets online!
Service animals allowed (no pets, please)
$1,000 Door Prize
Feeling lucky? We’ve brought back the door prize and will draw on Sunday evening! Chances available with purchase of $8 Entrance ticket Friday through Sunday.
New This Year - Baklava Cheesecake Cups, Mythos Greek Beer and back by popular demand, the Mastiha Bar and our famous Moussaka!
Fun Family Events & Entertainment
We have a great line-up of fun events planned for this year’s festival: Hellenic Dancing, Cathedral Tours, Live Music, Athenian Playground for the Kids, and more! Click here for complete schedules! New this year will be Kayak and Paddleboard rentals. Take a leisurely ride down Bayou St. John on your choice of Kayak or Paddleboard!