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Greek Festivals

Wherever Greeks live, work and worship you’re bound to find a Greek Festival organized by a local Greek Orthodox church. These festive events typically celebrate Greek culture, food, drinks and music plus find unique merchandise to shop and plenty of fun for the whole family. Here are all the Greek festivals in Orange County and beyond.

Orange Count Greek Fests

OC Greek Fest

Where: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim, CA 92801
Dates: Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

The OC Greek Food & Wine Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods such as gyros, souvlaki, moussaka, tiropita, and spanakopita and sweet Grecian desserts – Baklava, Galactobouriko, and Karidopita. Enjoy traditional Greek dancing and Greek music and stroll through the plaka (outdoor marketplace) while the children play in the “Kidz Zone” with games and other children’s activities. You can also take a tour of the oldest Byzantine Church in Orange County.

Irvine Greek Fest

Where: St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
Dates: Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Irvine Greek Fest is an annual cultural event celebrating Greek heritage, food, music, and traditions. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience. Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by the Takis Koktas Band, authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Enjoy freshly made traditional Greek dinners, appetizers (meze) and homemade pastries. The Kids and Games area is full of family-friendly activities including bouncers, a giant obstacle course, a 9-hole miniature golf course and carnival games with prizes. View the inside of our Greek Orthodox church by attending one of the church tours and discover the history and theology.

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival

Where: SJC Community Center
Address: 15925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Dates: Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24, 2023

Come find your “kefi” at San Juan Capistrano’s Annual Greek Festival hosted by Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church. The weekend event evokes the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece with the hospitality (philoxenia) of San Juan Capistrano’s Greek community. The Greek fest features lots of traditional Greek dishes including flavorful lamb chops and souvlakia, gyro sandwiches, and Greek village salads. Visitors can enjoy Greek wine tasting and beers in the sports bar taverna while listening to live Greek music. For your sweet tooth, there are yiayia’s Greek pastries to compliment your Greek coffee or refreshing iced coffee frappe. Guests can also watch a Greek folk dance performance by the costumed troupe and learn to dance like Zorba. There is plenty of shopping at the Greek bazaar and activities for kids.

More Greek Fests Nearby

Palm Desert Greek Festival

Where: St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert
Address: 74109 Larrea, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Dates: Saturday, February 18th – Sunday February, 19th 2023

St. George Greek Festival

Where: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 10830 Downey Ave, Downey, CA
Dates: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

San Diego Greek Festival

Where: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 3655 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
Dates: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11, 2023

South Bay Greek Festival

Where: St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA
Dates: Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16, 2023

Long Beach Greek & Music Festival

Where: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 5761 E Colorado St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Dates: Labor Day Weekend – Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September, 2023

Pasadena Greek Festival

Where: Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 778 S. Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Dates: Last event September 2019

Temecula Greek Festival

Where: Temecula Civic Center in Old Town Temecula
Address: 41000 Main Street, Temecula, California 92590
Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Sunday, October 15, 2023

LA Greek Festival

Where: Saint Sophia Cathedral
Address: 1324 South Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Dates: No event in 2022, TBA October 2023

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.