St. Augustine Greek Festival
Friday – Sunday, October 9 - 11, 2020 | See below for details on times at Francis Field
The 23rd Annual Greek Festival will take place from Friday to Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2020, at Francis Field in St. Augustine's historic district.
St. Augustine's annual Greek Festival celebrates the cultural and historical importance of Greek influence in the nation's oldest city. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the festival recreates a Greek village and offers three days of traditional Greek dance, music, cuisine, and culture, giving visitors and residents alike a chance to enjoy a real taste of the islands, mountains and villages of Greece.
The nationally-known Ellada will perform live all weekend in the main tent, and the Nisiotes and Asteria Greek dancers demonstrate the rich culture of Greek dance. Visitors can learn the steps and participate.
This family-friendly event also includes an outdoor marketplace and a Kids Center offering games, rides and activities. Vendor booths will be set up throughout the Festival, offering jewelry, arts and crafts and more. In addition, a selection of reading material on the Greek Orthodox faith, icons and other unique items will be available for purchase.
Greek Food and Drink
The Greek Festival offers an amazing array of Greek foods, pastries and beverages, including moussaka, dolmades, souvlaki, spanakopita and pastitsio. Many of the dishes are provided by parishioners of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Families looking for familiar food option for their children will find gyros, hot dogs, and snacks on the kids menu.
A village Kafenio will be set up where visitors can relax and sip a Greek coffee while trying out some favorite Greek pastries from the bakery. In the Taverna, Greek wine, cold beer and Greek lemonade will be available. Other not-to-be missed treats are saganaki (flaming cheese) and a variety of Greek desserts that include baklava with walnuts, spice, and honey syrup, egrolavos cookies with apricot filling and chocolate, and fruit kok cake topped with custard.
In 2020, festival organizers are bringing back some special events from past years, including:
- Baklava Friday: But a full dinner plate and get a piece of baklava free.
- OPA! Saturday: Happy Hour two-for-one draft beer from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- Food Preorder: Guests can skip the lines by visiting the Greek Festival website to place an order before 6:00 p.m. on Friday or Saturday (sorry, no preorder on Sunday).
Everyone is invited to join the St. Augustine Greek Festival and celebrate its 23rd year. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit organization.
Admission: $5 for Adults. Children 14 and under are FREE. Active Duty military and their dependents are FREE with I.D. Guests who come on Saturday will get a "Second Day Free" admission ticket to return on Sunday.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 9, 10, and 11, 2020. 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: This year's festival will take place at Francis Field in St. Augustine's historic district.