Galveston Island Greek Festival
October 13 - October 14
The 35th Annual Greek Festival, October 13 – 14, celebrates Hellenism with food, wine, pastries, and dancing. Presented by Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 1824 Ball St., festival hours are Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday, noon to 6 pm. Rain or Shine.
Two full days of Opa! and YaSou!, the event features authentic food prepared on site, Greek wines, live dancing and entertainment, gifts and tours of the Greek Orthodox Church. Traditional Greek favorites include beef or pork souvlaki (shish kabob), gyro, vegetarian dishes, and a complete dinner of pastitsio, salad, dolmades, olives and meat balls. Pastries are baked by the ladies in the community and are served individually and in assorted boxes to go. Specialties are baklava, melomacarona, kourambiedes, koulourakia, and paximadia. Don’t miss the made to order loukoumades; a honey puff pastry drizzled with honey, and homemade sweet bread.
The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from Greece, stefana (wedding crown) boxes and much more. Grocery items include olive oil, olives, pasta, and imported canned goods. Unique and hard to find imported items are great for gift giving. For kids there is a petting zoo on the patio.
Live Entertainment is complimented by Greek dancers who perform throughout each day. Dance participation following each show is encouraged.
Ala carte food and drink items are priced individually. Complimentary parking.
For more information call (409) 762-7591 or go to www.galvestongreekfestival.com