The Greek Festival is a free event taking place Saturday, May 4th, 2019, and Sunday, May 5th, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
It’s at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 NC Hwy 751, Durham, 1/2 mile south of I-40 Exit 274, near the Streets at Southpoint Mall.
It’s free, but bring money for shopping at the Greek marketplace and for purchasing delicious food. Festival proceeds benefit the Saint Barbara Church Building Fund and the Durham Rescue Mission.
There will be continuous traditional and popular Greek music and folk dance performances by adult and youth dance troupes in authentic costumes. The band “Opa” will entertain you with live bouzouki music. All are welcome to join in community dancing.
Greek cultural exhibits, travel videos, and tours of our landmark Byzantine-style domed church will be featured both Saturday and Sunday.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Continuous showings of the video Visions of Greece – indoors, near side entrance to church worship area
12:00 Church tour in worship area
1:00 St. Barbara Greek Dancers (youth) perform – Main Tent
2:00 Church tour in worship area
3:00 St. Barbara Greek Dancers (youth) perform – Main Tent
4:00 Hellenic Dancers (adults) perform – Main Tent
4:30 Church tour in worship area
5:00 St. Barbara Greek Dancers (youth) perform – Main Tent
5:30 Church tour in worship area
6:00 Hellenic Dancers (adults) perform – Main Tent
6:00 Silent Auction bids close – Sunday only
7:00 Raffle Prize Drawings – Sunday only
LIVE BOUZOUKI MUSIC BY “OPA”
TRADITIONAL & POPULAR GREEK MUSIC BY DJ VASILI GRENDAS OF OUZO EVENTS
All are welcome to join in community folk dancing. Free lessons upon request.
KIDS’ FUN ZONE
Bounce House – 11 am to 6 pm on the lawn