The Original Greek Festival

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

While it’s consistently been one of the most popular ethnic festivals in Houston, The Original Greek Festival is also known as one of the most populous, with elbow room in short supply. But with expanded grounds, seating and mingling areas this year, the place where everyone is Zorba-for-a-Day should have plenty of room for everyone.

And while the music, dancing, crafts and children’s activities are all draws, it’s the food that really brings out nearly 40,000 attendees every year. This is the place to get gyros, tiropita, spanakopita, baklava, kourabiedes, loukoumades and a lot of other eats. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church complex, 3511 Yoakum. For information, call 713-526-5377 or visit www.greekfestival.org. Free to $5.
Oct. 6-9, 2011

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.