Kefi is a Greek word that refers to zest for life, passion, spirit, happiness, joyful exuberance — feeling good and loving life. Faith, family, food, festivals, fun — embrace the Hellenic spirit!
It takes a village (almost) to make our events happen, and we welcome volunteers! If you’d like to help at the upcoming Greek Food Faire or Greek Festival, please complete our volunteer form and we’ll be in touch.
The Santa Cruz Greek Festival, voted BEST STREET FESTIVAL in Santa Cruz County, is celebrating its 36th year, September 8, 9, 10, 2017. Come enjoy Greek cuisine, spirits, live music, dancing and more!
Come celebrate spring and Eat Like a Greek at our three-day Greek Food Faire, May 19, 20, and 21, 2017. This event features a huge array of authentic, healthy Greek food, pastries, spirits and live music.
A Santa Cruz tradition since 1982, the Santa Cruz Greek Festival is the longest running festival in Santa Cruz County. We love sharing our Greek heritage and rich culture with the community with delicious food, music, dancing, and spirit!
Welcome! We invite you and your loved ones to visit Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, located at 223 Church Street, in downtown Santa Cruz. Our parish welcomes people of all ethnic backgrounds. Whether you are a guest or a visitor from another parish, you will be warmly received. Come for services on Sunday, and join us afterwards for coffee in our reception hall. Father Tom and Father Milutin are available to answer any questions you may have about Orthodox Christianity.