This Memorial Day weekend, our city will enjoy its annual three-day celebration of Hellenic culture and creativity, Greek Festival New Orleans. Taking place at Holy Trinity Cathedral, located on the scenic Bayou St. John, the event will feature traditional food and drinks, live entertainment, and other family-friendly fun.
Under the leadership of the New Orleans Track Club, Friday evening will include both a one-mile run/walk and 5K race. Participants who pre-register will receive a commemorative t-shirt, completion medal, and of course, all-around glory. Later in the weekend, attendees can participate in the always-fashionable toga competition, which features prizes for the top participants.
Showcasing authentic (as well as delicious) Mediterranean cuisine, the menu will include gyros, goat burgers, dolmades, calamari, and souvlaki, as well as ouzo, Greek coffee, imported wines, and fruit-flavored teas. Of course, save room for dessert, as you won’t want to miss the baklava sundae or homemade loukoumades.
In addition to the food, drink, and dance, take time to enjoy a tour of the historic Holy Trinity Cathedral, which showcases beautiful murals, windows, and religious artifacts. Likewise, for the littlest attendees, don’t miss the Athenian playground with its collection of outdoor games, face painting, and more.
Whether a local or holiday visitor, be sure to put New Orleans’ Greek Festival on your Memorial Day weekend itinerary. Proceeds from the event will go to support the ongoing cultural and community efforts of Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is celebrating is 150th year of social and religious good.
WHEN: May 23 – 25, 2014
Holy Trinity Cathedral
1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
TICKETS: $5/Adult; Free for Children Under 12. Please purchase at entry.