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Enjoy Food, Music, and Spirits at the 36th Annual Santa Cruz Greek Festival

The Santa Cruz Greek Festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated community events — come and enjoy this showcase of authentic Greek food, pastries, spirits, live Greek music by The Spartan Band, folk dancing and more! Voted BEST STREET FESTIVAL in Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Greek Festival is the longest running festival in Santa Cruz County, growing from a small celebration in the church courtyard to a huge block party. The festival is located at 223 Church Street, between Church and Center Streets, downtown Santa Cruz.

Just follow your nose — you’ll have no trouble finding the festival! The air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of barbecue and meats roasting over an open fire. You’ll find our usual crowd-pleasers like our famous moussaka, souvlaki, roasted lamb shanks, gyro, calamari, pastitsio and many other savory dishes including a wide variety of vegetarian selections. Shop at our Greek agora, which features ethnic jewelry, pottery, clothing and food items. Greek dancers from all over the Bay Area will be dressed in traditional costumes and performing a variety of folk dances that have been handed down for hundreds of years.

Greek Festival Information

Festival Video – Video from 2013 Santa Cruz Greek Festival

Festival Highlights – Special attractions

  • Authentic Greek Food
  • Live Music
  • Greek Folk Dancing
  • Greek Pastries
  • Wine and Spirits
  • Mt. Olympus Climbing Wall
  • Shopping
  • Raffle
  • Free Wi-Fi

Festival Dates – Dates and Times for Santa Cruz Greek Festival

1st Day
September 8, 2017
5 pm to 10 pm
Admission Free!

2nd Day
September 9, 2017
11 am to 10 pm
Admission Free!

3rd Day
September 10, 2017
12 pm to 7 pm
Admission Free!

Festival Location and Contact Information

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church
223 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Contact Information
Voice: (831) 429-6500
Fax: (831) 429-9504
Email: info@propheteliassc.org