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Galveston County
34th Greek Festival
News Release
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

34th Annual Greek Festival

GALVESTON, Texas – The 34th Annual Greek Festival, October 14 - 15, 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 beginning at 12 noon. Dance participation following each show is encouraged.

Father Stelios Sitaras, parish priest, will conduct educational tours of the church on Saturday 11 – 6 pm and Sunday beginning at noon. The public is invited to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday, 10 am. The Service is one hour.

Ala carte food and drink items are priced individually. The complete dinner is $16 and ala carte food items and pastries range from $2 - $8. Advance dinner tickets available online until October 10. Complimentary parking.

For more information call (409) 762-7591 or go to

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