Be a part of a Houston tradition that’s been going strong for 52 years – the original Greek Festival on the grounds of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. This festival celebrating Greek culture and cuisine has been a fixture of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood and it kicks off on Thursday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 7th. Get in line early for the generous dinner plate full of Greek specialities like spanokapita and keftedes (meatballs with mint) paired with Greek wine and desserts!
Highlights of this year’s four-day Greek Festival include:
- Tours of the newly renovated and expanded Cathedral
- Traditional Greek dance performances
- Gift Shop featuring gold jewelry, cookbooks, and Greek Fest souvenirs
- Live music by the Golden Greek music ensemble
- Athenian playground for the younger set
And you can enjoy Greek cuisine all year round in Houston where there’s quite a few restaurants offering Greek food. For a family-friendly environment, visit Niko Niko’s – with locations in Montrose (where it first opened in 1977!), Market Square Park (downtown), and a new spot at the corner of Katy Freeway & the Sam Houston Tollway. For a date night, make reservations for a table at Helen Greek Food & Wine with locations in Rice Village and the Heights.