San Francisco Bay Area Greek Festivals

Be Greek for a Day – 2016

A great way to experience authentic Greek food and culture is at a local Greek festival. You’ll find traditional foods such as souvlaki, gyro, calamari, pastitsio, moussaka, and many other delicious dishes including a variety of vegetarian selections. Have fun watching Greek dancers dressed in traditional costumes perform a variety of folk dances to live Greek bands.

Greek Orthodox churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area sponsor festivals between the months of May and September. Admission is either free or affordable. Check out the websites for the festivals listed below for details about admission fees, parking, food, music, dancing, and other Greek merriment.

May and June’s festivals are long gone, but you can find plenty more to attend in August and September. The festivals are held around the same time every year, so make a note on your calendar for next year if you missed one in your city.

For a list of Greek Festivals held across the United States check out the following website: Hellenic Festivals

 May

Santa Cruz  – May 13-15, 2016
Santa Cruz Eat Like a Greek Food Faire

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

223 Church St, Santa Cruz

Oakland – May 20-22, 2016
Oakland Greek Festival

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

4700 Lincoln Ave, Oakland Hills

Novato (Marin County) – May 27-29, 2016
Marin Greek Food Festival

Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church

1110 Highland Drive, Novato

 June

San Jose – June 3-5, 2016
San Jose Greek Festival

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

1260 Davis St, San Jose

 

August

Castro Valley – August 19-21, 2016
Castro Valley Greek Festival

Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

20104 Center St, Castro Valley

September

Belmont – September 3-5, 2016
Belmont Greek Festival

Church of the Holy Cross

900 Alameda Ave, Belmont

Monterey – September 3-5, 2016
Monterey Bay Greek Festival

St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park

Downtown Monterey

Santa Cruz  – September 9-11, 2016
Santa Cruz Greek Festival

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

223 Church St, Santa Cruz

San Francisco – September 16-18, 2016
San Francisco Greek Food Festival

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation

245 Valencia St, San Francisco

 

Καλή όρεξη – Good appetite!

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