Greek Festivals and Events in New Jersey

Discover the popular 2019 Greek festivals

Greek Festivals and Events

Greek festivals in New Jersey are usually organized by either a Greek Orthodox church with a large following or a Greek community service organization with an interest in promoting their culture and providing knowledge and stories for future generations to benefit from.

They typically run for three to four days around a summer weekend and in addition to promoting the Greek culture, they raise money to support many worthwhile charitable causes.



Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

2019 Greek Festivals and Events

Bayshore Greek Festival
Bayshore Greek Fest
Thursday June 6 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church
20 Hillcrest Road
Holmdel NJ
Website
(732) 739-1515
kimisisfestival@gmail.com
Enjoy a taste of Greek Culture with Greek food, pastry, specialty items, folk dancing, music, rides, games, and prizes. Some of the mouth-watering gourmet menu items include traditional lamb shanks, pastitsio, moussaka, cheese and spinach pies (tiropites and spanakopites) and so much more! Festival goers can also enjoy a gyro, or souvlaki, in a pita or on the stick. Among the selection of traditional homemade pastries are baklava, diples, loukoumades (honey puffs) and also new dessert items baklava sundaes and ouzo cake. All items are available for take-out. Complimenting the food is the culture of Greece. Festival goers will have the chance to partake in and also watch traditional Greek folk dances that are performed by costumed children from the various Kimisis dance groups. Music and entertainment is presented all weekend long. Free parking is provided at the St. Benedict's Catholic Church, a half mile from Kimisis Tis Theotokou, and a free shuttle transports visitors to the festival. On-site parking is available for visitors who need easy access to the festival.

Egg Harbor Holy Trinity Greek Festival
37th Annual Egg Harbor Holy Trinity Greek Festival Thursday June 6, Friday June 7, Saturday June 8, & Sunday June 9, 2019 ; Thursday and Friday, 5pm-10pm: Saturday, 12pm-11pm; and Sunday, 12pm-10pm Mill and Ridge Avenues Egg Harbor Township, NJ Contact: Info: Church 609 653-8092; Yiannis Kyriakou, Chairman 609 645-8970 Website Cost: Admission: $1.00 Children under 5 free. Free Parking The annual Greek Festival features favorite Greek foods, Greek Music and Dancing in our Taverna with Ethnic Greek, Dance Performances, Raffle Prizes and Fireworks. Drawings This years festival features the New Jersey Fiddle Club performing Greek music on Saturday at 5.00pm. Fireworks on Thursday, at 9.30pm and Friday, 9.30pm

Big Greek Festival
Big Greek Festival
June 7, 8, 9, 2019
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
1447 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ
973-584-0388
Website
Experience a 'little bit' of Greece featuring artistic talents in music, dancing and handicrafts made by Greeks. Cooks and bakers prepare a variety of traditional Greek dishes in the same manner as their mothers and grandmothers did. The St. Andrew dance troupe that entertains audiences each year is comprised of dedicated youth and the Greek community who seek to preserve the character and ties to Greek culture. During the festival, guests tour the church and see the craftsmanship and intricate work in colorful icons and wood carvings, and colorful glass windows. 

Ascension Greek Orthodox Church Festival
66th annual Ascension Greek Orthodox Church Festival
June 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019
101 Anderson Avenue
Fairview, NJ
(201) 945-6448
Website
This family event features live Greek music, dancing, Gyros & Slouvlaki, a full bar, indooor taverna buffet, gift shoppes, games of chance, pastries, and lots more.

Jersey Shore Greek Festival
Jersey Shore Greek Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday; June 28, 29, 30, 2019
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
1033 West Park Avenue
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
Website
Cost: Admission at Gate $2.00 (adults). Children 6 and under admitted free Highlights
This event features authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by community parishioners from recipes handed down over generations. In addition there will be Games and Rides, Greek Folk Dancing , Religious Gifts, Books, and Icons Greek Food Store and activities for children with a Little Kids Playground.
Free parking at Ocean Township High School 550 W Park Ave, Oakhurst, NJ AND Ocean Township Intermediate School 1200 W Park Ave, Ocean Township, NJ Free shuttles from both schools!

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
September 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019
721 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ
Website
Event Contact: Sofia Paragioudakis, Phone: 908-964-7957, Email: GrStDemetriosUnion@hotmail.com
Event Cost: General Admission $1
Come rain or shine under the tents!
This festival features Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more food along with folk dancing and live music! There will be a full lineup of homemade Greek food & homemade desserts, full bar, vendors, rides and games.
Parking is free.

Flemington Opa! Festival
Annual Flemington Opa! Festival
September 6, 7, 8, 2019; (Rain or shine)
St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
85 Vorhees Corner Road
Flemington, NJ
info@opafestival.com
Website
Enjoy Greek food, shopping, fun, and entertainment. Guests can dine indoors or outside under the tent, enjoying classic oven baked items and popular grill selections such as souvlaki and gyros. Greek pastries, coffee, wine and beer also available. All can enjoy carnival games, shopping, and folk dancing entertainment. Among the many charities supported, this year the parish is also fundraising to support the building of the St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero. Parking is free.

Roseland Greek Fest<
Roseland Greek Fest
September 20, 21, 22, 2019 (Rain or shine)
Ss Nicholas, COnstantine & Helen Greek Church
80 Laurel Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
Web Site
Contact: Christina Spenzos, Phone: 973-251-2920, Email: spenzos56@mac.com
Event Cost: $2 admission to benefit Roseland Fire and EMS. (Free parking and Shuttle bus available daily
Get your Greek on! Enjoy Greek music, Greek dancing, and of course authentic Greek food and delicious pastries! Visit our boutiques and take part in cooking demonstrations. Performances by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey and the TerpsiXorians Dance Group. There are also games for the kids.


St. Nicholas Greek Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
September 20, 21, 22, 2019; (rain or shine)
Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm,-11pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
467 Grandview Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Website
201-652-4774
This festival features authentic Greek food, lLive Greek music, Greek dancing, wine tasting, and games for kids. Free offsite parking. Parking shuttles are offered from 3 locations, Coolidge School, Hawthorne Gospel Church and Abundant Life Reformed Church.

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church  Fall Greek Festival
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Fall Greek Festival
September 27, 28 & 29, 2019
2200 Church Road
Toms River
Website
Features homemade Greek Food & pastries including Loukoumades, Souvlakia, Gyros and more! Watch our GOYANS and youth groups perform traditional and award winning Greek dances and enjoy live music, rides and games. If you're looking for a fun filled weekend, Saint Barbara's Greek Festival is the place! Large indoor Dining room, Outdoor 60' x 90' Entertainment tent, Outdoor Greek Food Court with Beer Truck and full bar, Rides and Games, Indoor 12,000 sq.ft. Vendor area with Bistro tables to enjoy your fresh Greek Pastry and Coffee. Something for everyone! Overflow parking available at Ocean County College - lot #2 with convenient shuttle bus service.


Agora Festival
Agora Festival
October 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church
615 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ
Website
(856) 665 1731
info@greekagorafestival.com
One of the largest festivals in yhe Delaware Valley area, this event features the celebration and tradition of our Greek beliefs, the best food this side of the Acropolis, delicious wines, and great entertainment. The event kicks off with all-day festivals of food, wine, music, dance and song. The weekend-long festival is an annual initiative of the St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ which, every October, stages a number of events that represent the Greek way of life and shares our rich cultural and artistic heritage. The tradition of our Greek beliefs, the best food this side of the Acropolis, delicious wines and great entertainment are celebrated.






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