New Orleans Greek Fest 2016

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

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43 Years and Going Strong!

Great Greek Food, Live Music and Entertainment, and Family Fun — Join us on Bayou St. John at the 2016 Annual Greek Festival! Featuring plenty of homemade traditional Greek food and wine, and desserts, desserts, desserts! Live traditional Greek dancing, performed by the Hellenic Dancers. A live Greek band will be playing on the Bayou so you can get your Greek on! Tour our beautiful Cathedral, visit the kids area, get our annual poster, and visit our Greek grocery with delectable cheeses, dips, spices, and much more. For more information be sure to browse our website!

Road Construction Update

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Alternate Routes to New Orleans Greek Festival 2016
Looks like Uptown isn’t the only part of the city experiencing construction pains! The venerable Wisner Bridge linking City Park and Carrollton to Lakeview is gone and won’t be replaced until 2017! Fortunately, there are still many ways to get your gyro — click here for a detailed map of the alternate ways to get to New Orleans Greek Festival!

2016 Poster by Robert Nehlig

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We are proud and excited to announce that Robert Nehlig is this year’s New Orleans Greek Festival 2016 poster artist. Robert will be on the grounds during the festival to talk about his painting and provide custom remarking! Click here for more information!

Dolmades: That’s How the Greeks Roll!

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We are celebrating the ubiquitous Dolmades this year. Packed with rice and any number of other flavors, these grape leaf wrapped delights are the original sushi roll (minus the raw fish!). Come experience our dolmades, from the consistently fresh and handmade dinner dolma from our Greek Kitchen to the variety of savory and sweet samples on hand in our Greek Grocery. We’ll even have demonstrations during the weekend to show you how to roll your own!

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

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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!

Shopping: Inside or Agora!

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We have so many great Greek things for you to take home, including the Official Poster, 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)!

$1,000 Entrance Raffle

Register your Entrance Ticket near the front gate for a chance to win $1,000 cash! Winner need not be present at the drawing, which takes place Sunday evening of the Festival. Kali Tihi (Good Luck)!

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.

Festival Dates & Times

Friday, May 27th
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, May 28th
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 29th
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Price of Admission

Entrance $7 — Children under 12 free
Service animals allowed (no pets, please)
Get your Entrance Tickets online!
For a limited time only – our great deal is even better!

Events Schedule at a Glance

Friday Evening Run/Walk Race
6:00pm — Registration & Packets
7:00pm — 1 Mile Start
7:20pm — 5K Start
Click here for more information and to register online!

Hellenic Dancers, Inside Stage
Friday — 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Saturday — 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8:00pm
Sunday — 1:30pm & 6:00pm
Hellenic Dancers, Outdoor
Friday — 6:30pm
Saturday — 5:00pm
Sunday — 6:30pm
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; 7:00pm

Cooking Demonstrations
In the Cultural Center, near the Greek Grocery
Saturday — 1:00pm; 4:00pm; 7:00pm
Sunday — 1:00pm; 4:00pm; 6:00pm

Meet the Poster Artist
In the Cultural Center, near the Poster Booth
Saturday — 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday — 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Toga Sunday
Wear a Tasteful Toga on Sunday and get in Free! You might even win a prize for Best Toga! Toga contest takes place immediately after the Sunday 6:30pm Outdoor Hellenic Dance performance, on the Music Stage.

Click here for 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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