Go Greek at Houston Greek Fest 2013

Houston Greek Fest | Photo courtesy of St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church

Opa! This weekend brings Houston Greek Fest 2013 to St. Basil’s near Eldridge Park, with Greek dancing, celebrations and plenty of terrific Greek food from Thursday to Sunday, May 16 to 19, 2013.

Experience authentic Greek cuisine, live dancers, an outdoor marketplace, and plenty of family-friendly activities as the 19th annual Houston Greek Fest transforms the grounds of St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church into a Greek party and marketplace.

On Sunday afternoon at 2pm, there will be a gyro eating contest sponsored by Niko Niko’s. Last year’s champion, who ate 21 gyros in ten minutes, will be on hand to defend his title.

Admission to the Houston Greek Fest 2013 is just $3 for most people and everyone can get in free on Friday before 2pm or at any time if they print out and bring this flier from the Houston Greek Fest’s Facebook page. All money raised goes to support St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church.

Beer and Greek wine will be available for purchase.

Houston Greek Fest 2013

  • Dates & Times: Thursday, May 16 4pm to 9pm; Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18 11am to 10pm; Sunday, May 19 11am to 6pm
  • Location: St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77077
  • Parking: Available on the festival grounds for $5.
  • Admission: $3 at the gate or free for children 10 and under. Everyone who arrives before 2pm on Friday, May 17 is admitted free. Admission is free if you print out and bring this flier posted on the festival’s Facebook page.

Image credit: Pyjama Time