New Orleans Greek Festival 2020

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

Opa!

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2019 Thursday Soft Opening — Back by Popular Demand!
Come out Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 9pm, and get Greeky before anyone else! Last year’s decision to open our gates a day earlier was a huge hit, so we are bringing it back this year! Our Thursday evening limited menu items served in to-go boxes to include Traditional Greek Dinners, Lamb Plate, Greek Salad, Greek Pastries (pre-packaged Baklava or Assorted only), Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks. The Greek Grocery, with imported cheeses, Kalamata olives, and other delicacies and home items, will also be open.

Please note: There is no shuttle service, live entertainment, or outside food booths on the Thursday Soft Opening!

Thursday Admission: $5, cash only, at the door — no online tickets are available for the Soft Opening. Food and wine may be purchased with credit cards or cash, with ATMs located throughout the grounds for your convenience.

Efharisto!

46 Years Strong!

Join us on Bayou St. John for the 2019 New Orleans Greek Festival — 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. Finish up by touring our beautiful Cathedral, browsing the wonderful marketplaces, and visiting our Greek grocery with delectable cheeses, dips, spices, and much more — Opa!

Amazing Greek Cuisine

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Get your taste buds ready, because the only thing better is a trip to Greece! See what we have in store for you this year!

Fun Family Events & Entertainment

 Hellenic Dancers photo by Frank Aymami Photography
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!

Live Greek Music by Endasi

Endasi band logo

Shopping: Inside or Agora!

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We have so many great Greek things for you to take home, including Official T-Shirts and Sportswear, Grocery Items, Hellenic Imports — and that’s not including our Agora, the outdoor marketplace with clothing, jewelry, and more! Click here to see what’s in store (literally)!

How to Get to Greek Fest

Be a Volunteer!

Interested in volunteering at New Orleans Greek Festival? We can certainly use the help! Click here to send us your info!ick here to let us know who you are, how to get in touch with you, and when you would be available to work.

New This Year— Mastiha!

Mastiha
Mastiha from Chios: a unique liquor flavored with resin from mastic trees which only grow on the island of Chios, Greece. Served cold, it has a crystal clear color and a sweet aroma; try it as a digestif! Look for the Mastiha Bar where we’ll serve the liquor over ice or straight up!

New Cuisine!

Moussaka & More Booth: Delicious Moussaka, Feta Fries, and Greek Salad!

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

Meze Sampler:
Chick Pea Salad with Tzatziki, Pita, dolmades, and Kalamata Olives

Festival Dates & Times

Thursday, May 23
(Soft Opening, Limited Menu)
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, May 24th
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, May 25th
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 26th
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

$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.

Price of Admission

Entrance $8 — Children under 12 free
Get your Entrance Tickets online!
Service animals allowed (no pets, please)

Events Schedule at a Glance

Friday Evening Run/Walk Race
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

Cathedral Tours
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

Cooking Demonstrations
In the Cultural Center, near the Greek Grocery
Saturday — 1:00pm; 4:00pm; 7:00pm
Sunday — 1:00pm; 3:00pm

Toga Sunday
Wear a Tasteful Toga on Sunday and get in Free!

Click here for full Events information.

Festival Location

1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana
Click here for Google map.

Free Parking and Shuttle Service
Click here for information.

GREEK FESTIVAL NEW ORLEANS IS SPONSORED IN PART BY

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