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The Best Greek Festivals and Celebrations in New Jersey

Greek Festivals and Events

This is Your Guide To The Best Greek Festivals. They Feature New Jersey's Popular Greek Fests, Celebrations, and Orthodox Church Public 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.

Greek Festivals typically have a religious underpinning and are apt to create celebrations that follow the Greek Orthodox calendar.

These Greek Celebrations typically include a taste of Greek Culture with Greek food, live music, traditional Greek Folk Dancing and hospitality. and Church tours.

Greek Festivals 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.





State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large outdoor public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks, and are limited to 500 persons.

indoor performance venues, including concert venues can reopen. Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed.
Restaurants and bars may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables


With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

2020 Greek Festivals and Events

Greek Festival by the Bay
Greek Festival by the Bay
Saturday, August 29, 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2020, 12 noon to 7:00 PM
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
41-47 Wisteria Street & and Sadowski Parkway
Perth Amboy, NJ
Website
(201) 998-6311
All COVID-19 regulations and guidelines and guidelines wi9ll be carefully followed. Please wear a mask.
This family event open to the public features two days of Greek and American food and hospitality at their Greek Grill by the Bay. The event will provide a DRIVE UP LANE on Wisteria St. & WALK UP LANE on the lawn of the Church with a direct view of the beautiful waterfront of Perth Amboy. Proceeds from the event help to fund the Church's community activities and parish ministries. Join inin for an irresistible open grilled souvlakia (kabobs, pinchos), traditional Chicken & Pork Pita Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Greek Salads, and our world-famous baklava and loukoumades (honey-balls) all homemade and freshly prepared by members of St. Demetrios Church. Come for the food, friendly hospitality and the beautiful Bay on a Summer Day!

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival
September 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020
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.

Flemington Opa! Festival
Annual Flemington Opa! Festival
September 11, 12, 13, 2020; (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.



Annual Bayshore Greek Fest, Holmdel, NJ
43rd Annual Bayshore Greek Fest
September 11, 12, 13, 2020
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.

Annual Saint George Greek Orthodox Church  Festival, Piscataway, NJ

This years St. George Greek Festival has been canceled

Annual Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Festival
September 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020
1101 River Road
Piscataway, NJ
732-463-1642
stgeorge@gocnj.org
Website
This annual event attracts thousands of people each year who come to enjoy a taste of Greek culture with homemade Greek food, live music, traditional Greek Folk Dancing, and Church tours.
During the Festival, our community showcases their Greek spirit by providing the surrounding towns with an event filled with delicious food, live entertainment, and dancing. Free parking and shuttle service is available at the Church and Rutgers Stadium.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
September 25, 26, 27, 2020; (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 25, 26 & 27, 2020
2200 Church Road
Toms River
Website
Features homemade Greek Food & pastries including Loukoumades, Souvlakia, Gyros and more! Come taste authentic Greek food and pastries, Loukoumades, Souvlakia, Gyros and more! Watch their 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.