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.
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.
This years St. George Greek Festival has been canceled