Hop in Your VW and Head Over to Greek Fest!

January 14th, 2019 by

On Memorial Day weekend, hop in your VW and head over to Greek Fest. Greek Fest is a family-friendly event that features authentic Greek food, live music, dance, and lots of fun! Be sure to attend and join in on the festivities on May 26th-28th.

History

The city of New Orleans has a large population of Greeks. Every year the descendants of this culture celebrate their heritage by putting on Greek Fest. Greek Fest features all things Greek. You will have fun and you will learn a lot about the Greek culture.

Food

Authentic Greek cuisine cooked by some excellent chefs will be the star of the weekend. You’ll get to eat Greek favorites like Souvlaki, baklava, dolma (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita (spinach pie), and delicious gyro sandwiches served on the freshest pita bread. All of these Greek specialties and more will be served up hot all weekend long.

Music

There will be plenty of traditional Greek music during the weekend-long festival. You’ll be able to hear the distinct sound of the bouzouki guitar and you’ll find yourself shouting “Opa!” Hellenic dancers will also be performing wearing traditional vibrant costumes.

Entertainment

There will be entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There will be dancing, music, canoeing, and raffle drawings for things like a trip to Greece. If you want to bring a piece of the festival home with you, you can purchase a festival poster or other handcrafted, authentic souvenirs.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral was founded in 1866. Visitors to the cathedral can take a tour and see the ornate architecture like the Byzantine-style dome and the frescoes and stained glass windows. The Cathedral is truly breathtaking.

Location and Parking

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located on Robert E. Lee Boulevard, adjacent to Bayou St. John. There is free off-site parking and a shuttle service is available. For more information about Greek Fest, click here.

If you are looking for fun this Memorial Day weekend, check out Greek Fest. It is always a fun time. While you’re out and about this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to swing by Ray Brandt VW. We have a great selection of VW vehicles on our lot that we would love to show you!

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