BAKERSFIELD St. George
Spring Greek Food Festival May 11, 2013 stgeorgebakersfield.org
11 a.m. - 11 p.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church 401 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 Great authentic Greek Food and Pastries Greek Taverna Live Music by Synthesi Bounce Houses Vendors Church Tours
Where: 401 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cost: $5, Children under 12 Free
stgeorgebakersfield.org, (661) 325-8694
OAKLAND Greek Festival May 17-19,
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. (510) 531-3400. Approx. cost: $6 adult admission. oaklandgreekfestival.com
Some say that the Greeks are more hospitable than can be imagined. You rarely can leave their homes without third or even fourth helpings. It is this giving spirit that makes the Oakland Greek Festival come alive! Food is an important part of the Greek Culture. Greeks eat when they're are happy, they eat when they are sad, and they eat just because…but the most important thing is that they eat together. Music drives the Greeks in every aspect of their lives. From the upbeat, toe-tapping sounds of the Bouzouki, to the soothing yet powerful Hymns of the Church, you will find each sound intoxicating. Greece will be evident throughout the Festival with live music that will enchant you and bring out the inner Greek dancer, or you may choose to watch one of our many Greek dancing groups perform traditional village dances.
Orange County Greek Festival May 17-19, 2013
Fri 3-10 pm, Sat 12-10 pm, Sun 12-10 pm Where: 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim, CA 92801 Cost: $4, free for kids under 12, seniors, Military, Police and Fire personnel with ID, half-price admission coupon on the website. Parking: Free parking and free shuttle to and from the Buena Park Mall at La Palma and Dale. Shuttle stop location is behind Sears. Info: www.ocgreekfest.com, www.stjohnanaheim.org, (714) 827-0181
NORTHRIDGE Valley Greek Festival Memorial Day Weekend
May 25-27, 2013 valleygreekfestival.com
St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival
Sat-Mon 1-9 pm Where: 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA Cost: Free Info: www.valleygreekfestival.com(818) 886-4040
St. Nicholas Church, 500 volunteers, and thousands of guests join together for a cultural experience for all ages. Live music, dancing, gourmet food, homemade pastries, cooking demonstrations, kids' activities, a Greek market, and a variety of shopping boutiques make this one of the best picks for Memorial Weekend.
NOVATO - Marin Greek Festival May 24-26, 2013
Greek Orthodox Christian Church
1110 Highland Drive
Novato, CA 94949
Main: (415) 883-1998
Fax: (415) 883-2057
Friday is a unique food & dining experience, Food of the Gods, Fruit of the Vine. Billed as a California Wine Tasting experience, this special event goes from 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday are devoted solely to celebrating in traditional fashion with the Marin Greek Festival, known for its fabulous weather, fantastic food, and warm, Greek hospitality that fills the air with song, dance, and festive entertainment.
SAN LUIS OBISPO - San Luis Obispo Greek Festival June
1 & 2, 2013
The Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA comes to life with a Feast of homemade Greek dishes and pastries. Enjoy Greek dancing and Greek music, learn how to dance a Syrto and more! Parking at Palm Street Parking Garage, Marsh Street Parking Garage or off street parking.
DOWNEY - St. George Greek Festival June 1-2, 2013
10846 Downey Ave.
Downey, Ca. 90241
SAN DIEGO - Spyridon Greek Festival June 7-9, 2013
3655 Park Blvd.
San Diego,Ca. 92103
Friday 5-10p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. St. Spyridon Greek Festival
Cost: $3, Free on Friday and before 1 pm Sat-Sun
Sat. and Sunday 11a.m.- 10p.m.
CAMARILLO - Ventura County Greek Festival / St. Demetrios Greek Festival June 21-23 2013
Friday June 21, 5 - 10 PM
Saturday June 22, 11 AM - 10 PM
Sunday June 23, 11 AM - 7 PM
400 Skyway Dr.
Camarillo Ca. 93010
Fri. 5- 9 p.m. Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
IRVINE - St. Paul's Greek Festival June 21-23, 2013
4949 Alton Parkway
Fri. 5 - 10p.m. Sat. Noon - 10 p.m. Sunday Noon - 9 p.m.
REDONDO BEACH - South Bay Greek Festival July 12-14,
722 Knob Hill Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA
Admission is affordable and there's lots of fun at this annual event in the South Bay. For questions, call (310) 540-2434. Presented by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church.
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Greek Festival July 27-28,
Sat - Sun 11 am - 7 pm
Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue, near the corner of Calle Real and W. Junipero Street (101 North, exit at Pueblo Street)
CASTRO VALLEY - Greek Festival Castro Valley August
20104 Center St.
Castro Valley, California
Hours: Friday: 5 - 9 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission, Free Parking
Fun and free, the Greek Festival Castro Valley offers the excitement and cuisine of Greece at Church of the Resurrection 40th annual Greek Festival. Shop at the expanded Agora, eat, enjoy Greek Folk dancing and spend time quenching your thirst at the Taverna serving Greek beer, wine and many specialty drinks. Come experience the sights, music, and the Flavors of Greece at the Church of the Resurrection 41st annual Greek Festival located at 20104 Center Street in Castro Valley California where the grounds are transformed into a mini-Greek town! You can shop at the expanded "Agora" (Market place), eat delicious and authentic food of the Mediterranean, partake in lively Greek Folk dancing and spend time quenching your thirst at the Taverna (bar) featuring Greek beer, wine and many specialty drinks. Or have coffee at the Kafenion (coffee house) while you snack on the savories or delicious Greek pastries! Then learn to dance with Free Greek Dance lessons to the beat of live Greek music. Enjoy Free Greek dance performances by award winning dance groups and shout "Opa!" to delightful table dancers! Fun and affordable the Greek Festival Castro Valley offers the opportunity to delight in the charm, excitement and cuisine of Greece. With Free Parking and Free Admission you don't want to miss visiting this event!
FRESNO - Fresno Greek Festival August
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2219 N. Orchard
Fresno's Premier Greek Festival is Back for its 51st Year! Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance at the church. Call 559-233-0397 for more information. Admission: $5, Age 65+ & Children under 12 are FREE!
Sacramento Greek Festival August 30
-September 1, 2013
Sac Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
annunciation.ca.goarch.org / sacramentogreekfestival.com
48th Annual Food Festival Labor Day Weekend at Sacramento Convention Center
includes food, dancing and celebrating. Hours: Friday 11 am - 11 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $5 for ages 12+, children under 12 are free
Free Admission on Friday, September 2 from 11 am - 3 p.m.. Call the church office at 916-443-2033
LANCASTER - AV Greek Festival August 30-31, September
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA, 93536
Phone: 661 945 1212
Labor Day Weekend, Friday 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 11 am - 9 pm; Sunday, 12 noon - 9 pm. In existence for more than 54 years, the AV (Antelope Valley) has enjoyed the tastes and sounds of the Greek Islands! Produced by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
LONG BEACH - Long Beach Greek Festival August
31, September 1-2, 2013
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
5761 East Colorado Street
Long Beach, California 90814-1954
Phone (562) 494-8929
Held on Labor Day Weekend, this 64th Annual Event features carnival rides, food, beverages, vendor booths, church tours, cooking demos and dancing galore. Admission is approx. $3.
MONTEREY - Monterey Bay Greek Festival August 31, September 1-2, 2013 Usually Labor Day Weekend -Monterey State Historic Park, Custom House Plaza, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA. Free Admission. Hours: Saturday&Sunday - 11am-7pm, Monday -11am-4pm. Taverna Night Sunday - 7-9pm Call: (831) 424-4434 www.montereybaygreekfestival.com/
BELMONT - Belmont Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend
August 31, September
1-2, 2013 (tentative)
Church of the Holy Cross
900 Alameda at Ralston Ave
call (650) 591-4447
Belmont Greek Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10 p.m., and on Monday from Noon to 8 p.m. Approx. cost: $5, $2.50 seniors and youth ages 13-17. Children 12 and under are admitted free, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Events and activities include a fun zone, food & pastries, dancing, drama, arts & crafts and church tours. Free parking and shuttle service available.
CARDIFF BY THE SEE - Saints Constantine and Helen
Greek Festival September 7-8, 2013
Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 11 am - 9 pm
Approx. cost: $3, Children under 12 Free; free parking at adjacent Mira Costa College
3459 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
Authentic Greek food, music, live entertainment and dancing at the annual Greek Festival where an open marketplace typifies a traditional Bazaar with Greek imports, pottery, fine jewelry, artwork, Greek Deli specialty food items, a selection of special Greek wines, and treasures. Visit the North County Greek School booth and learn to say and write your name in Greek. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church sponsor the annual event where visitors can experience traditional Greek cuisine and new specialties. Appetizers include cheese phyllo pie - Tiropita, Dolmathes - grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat served warm with egg lemon sauce, Dolmathes Yialantzi - grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts and herbs, Keftethes - Greek meatballs, Loukaniko - Greek sausage, Taramosalata - Greek caviar dip, Calamari, Rizogalo - Greek rice pudding, and Loukoumathes - honey-dipped Greek donuts. A la carte specialties include rotisserie roasted Lamb and Chicken, Souvlakia - shish-kabob cooked over charcoal, Gyros - seasoned meat, onions, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce on pita bread, Spanakopita - spinach phyllo pie, Pastitsio - baked layers of macaroni, seasoned meat, cheese and béchamel sauce, Pilafe - Greek rice, and Greek salad with olives and feta cheese.
St. Anthony Greek Festival September 20-22, 2013
Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 12-10 p.m., Sun 12-9 p.m.
Santa Anita Racetrack
285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Cost: $3, 12 and under free
pasadenagreekfest.org, (626) 449-6943
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Greek Orthodox Mission of South
Orange County Greek Fest to Go Sept. 27-29, 2013
27129 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Call: (949) 542-3445, gomsoc.org
San Juan Capistrano Greek
Festival September 27-29, 2013
Greek Pastries, and Greek food and great entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds to benefit the Greek Orthodox Mission of South Orange County (GOMSOC). Greek Style Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church 27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1803, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675. Phone: (949) 542-3445
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SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz Greek Festival2013 TBD / September
Features traditional Greek foods & pastries. Live Greek music & dancing. OPA! FREE Santa Cruz, CA | (831) 429.6500, propheteliassantacruz.org
Friday, September 14: 5 -10 p.m.
Saturday, September 15: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 16: 12 Noon - 8 p.m.
Cost: $15-20 includes meal and admission to all rides and entertainment. Join the fun at the 47th Annual Greek Festival in Modesto featuring authentic Greek food, homemade Greek pastries, marketplace, outdoor Greek Coffeehouse with live Greek music and Greek folk dance group performances, and tours of Byzantine style Greek Orthodox Church. Held 3rd weekend every
UPLAND - St. Spyridon Festival TBD
Fri 5-10 p.m., Sat -Sun 12-10 p.m.
1391 Chaffee Street, Upland, CA.
Cost: $2, 12 and under free, Happy Hour on Friday 6-8 p.m. (Free admission, discounts on food).
stspyridon.ca.goarch.org, (909) 985-4411
L.A. Greek Fest 2013 TBD / Sept. 7-9, 2012 lagreekfest.com
The Fest and Cathedral are located at 1324 S. Normandie Avenue, (corner of Pico and Normandie). Free and secure parking will be available nearby and shuttle service will be offered continuously to satellite lots. The Fest runs 5-11 p.m. Friday; Saturday 1 - 11 p.m. & Sunday 12 noon –10 p.m. Admission for adults on Friday night is approx. $3; Saturday and Sunday admission is approx. $5. Kids under 12 are admitted free of charge all weekend long.
STOCKTON - Saint Basil Greek Orthodox 2013 TBD / September 7-9,
Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church
920 W March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 478-7564
Now in its 52nd year, this annual Greek Festival invites
the public to come enjoy the food and fun.
Friday Sept. 9, 2011 Noon - 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 Noon - 8 p.m.
MODESTO Greek Food Festival 2013 TBD / September 15-16,
313 Tokay Avenue
Modesto, CA, 95350
Phone: (209) 522-7694
San Francisco, A Taste of Greece 2013 TBD / September 21-23, 2012