For over 20 years, Omaha's Original Greek Festival has been a celebrated staple of the Metro area's cultural and family events. This year the event will be held in Midtown at the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, Park Avenue and St. Mary’s Avenue, August 21st through 23rd, rain or shine.
The festival will highlight the Greek love of song and dance with lively Greek music and authentic Greek folk dancing featuring Kansas City's oldest professional Greek folk dance troupe, The Olympians. A variety of Greek folk dances will also be performed by St. John’s own dance groups ranging from Pre-K to adult, who will be offering lessons on the basics of Greek dancing to anyone who wants to learn.
The festival will feature a children’s area with pony rides, face painting and balloons, plus delicious, homemade Greek cuisine, tantalizing pastries, a Greek boutique and Tavern.
Highly noted in these festivals are the numerous volunteers who are known for their discipline, skill, and talent in cooking traditional Greek food, many often using recipes that can be traced to their great-grandparents and are characteristic of the mainland and islands of Greece.
The festivities begin at 5pm Friday August 21st, with admission $3.00 for adults and free for children 12 and under, students, military, firefighters and police. A free ticket can be downloaded at greekfestomaha.com or with a canned goods donation for the Siena Frances House Food Bank.
Parking and free shuttle information at www.greekfestomaha.com, and discounted food and drink cards can be purchased by calling the church office.
Here is the Event Flyer.