Greek Festival in Houston, Texas

This year, the Greek Festival is enjoying its stature as one of America’s best Greek Festivals in the nation!  (  The Greek Festival began in 1966 as a church fundraiser for the local Greek Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas and still continues today.  ( This year, 40,000 people will visit the festival.  Festival goers describe it as a “very pure” festival because everything about the festival is in-house.  The food is all authentic, hand-made food based on recipes that the grandmas’ grandmas have passed down through the years.  

Highlights include the homemade Greek food, children’s dancing, a film all about Greece,  and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral tours.  The festival provides free parking at Lamar High School.    Opa!