The Original Greek Festival, October 6-9, 2011

 

The Original Greek Festival starts this Thursday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex near downtown and the museum district. This year the event has been expanded to include more children’s activities, seating and a playground. Friday, 11:00 – 3:00, admission is free.

We always make it a point to go during the free admission time on Friday afternoon and pick up lunch. I’m excited to see what children’s activities they have added this year.

From the WEBSITE:
When:
Thursday
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance Program: begins at 6:00 pm

Friday
Lunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (free admission)
Note: the Festival grounds are closed after lunch and reopen at 5:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance Program: begins at 6:00 pm

Saturday
Continuous food service from opening: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dance Programs – Youth: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Dance Programs – Adults: begins at 5:00 pm

Sunday
Continuous food service from opening: 12 noon – 6:00 pm(while quantities last)
Dance Programs – Youth: 12:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Dance Programs – Adults: begins at 4:00 pm

Where:
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex
Near downtown and the Museum District
3511 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006
Maps and Directions

Free Parking & Free shuttle:
Free shuttle from Lamar High School
West “Student” parking lot, 3325 Westheimer
(between Westheimer & West Alabama, and between Buffalo Speedway & Kirby).
Free parking is available for shuttle passengers.
A new “no parking” zone street map has been added to this page
Shuttle Times and Parking Information

Food:
“Best Festival Food” honors for the authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by community parishioners from recipes handed down over the centuries.
Menu and prices

Tickets:
Admission at Gate
$5.00 (adults). Children 12 and under admitted free

Pre-sale Tickets:
$20.00 – Includes admission and dinner plate with your choice of Souvlaki, Greek Salad,
or Pastry Box (note: Does not include Gyros).

Highlights:
• Cathedral Tours
• Religious Artifacts/Icons
• Greek Folk Dancing
• Authentic Greek Foods/Pastries
• Gift Shop
• T-shirts, Videos, CD’s, Tapes
• Agora Greek Food Store
• Annunciation Orthodox School Exhibit
• Athenian Playground (Children’s Activities)
Entertainment Schedules


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