St. Augustine Greek Festival
- 25 W. Castillo Dr.
- St. Augustine, Florida 32084
- Phone: 904-479-6729
- Admission: $5
Celebrate all things Greek - food, dancing, music and heritage - at the Annual St. Augustine Greek Festival at Francis Field. This cultural weekend event will take place on Friday, October 9th (4pm-10pm), Saturday, October 10th (11am-10pm), and Sunday October 11th (11am-5pm).
The Greek Festival is put on by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as a way for the people of St. Augustine to learn and celebrate Greek heritage. The festival transforms Francis Field into an authentic Greek village, complete with music, dancing, and a marketplace with vendors selling Greek-inspired goods. You can also learn about Greek Orthodox faith at the Holy Trinity tent.
Greek Festival Music & Dancing
Music and dance are integral parts of Greek culture, and you’ll get to experience both at the festival. Local dance troupes will show off their talents to the sound of traditional Greek music throughout the weekend, and festival-goers are encouraged to join in and learn some steps, too! Ellada, a nationally-known Greek band, will also be performing cultural music at the main tent all weekend long.
Greek Festival Cuisine
One of the most enticing parts of the Greek Festival is the deliciously authentic Greek cuisine available for purchase. Some of the popular dishes served are moussaka, roast lamb, souvlakia, pastitsio, spanakopita, and gyros. There will be plenty zaharoplastio (pastry) options, such as baklava or ergolavos, and coffee beverages served at the Kafenio (café). Adults can also sip on Greek wine, brandy, or beer. If you want to avoid the lines for food, there is an option to order and pay for your meal on the festival website.
The St. Augustine Greek Festival has an admission fee of $5, and a portion of the benefits go toward the Wildflower Clinic, which provides free, quality healthcare to those in need. Learn about Greek Orthodox faith and culture, sample authentic dishes, and dance to cultural music at the St. Augustine Greek Festival.