Come out with your family and enjoy three days of Greece by the Bay with free admission Friday afternoon and Sunday night! The Greek Festival began 39 years ago to share with our Bay Area community the truest of Greek passions: hospitality, food, music, and religion. Today, this event is thriving from the works of our own Oakland Greek Community, and it is through their loving efforts that we offer you these passions! Our wish is for you to know the real Greek experience!Fabulous Greek food, drink, music and dance and much, much more. We have homemade Baklava, Moussaka and even flaming Saganaki cheese for you to try. Then dance it off with our live Greek bands.
Visit Greece by the Bay just by driving (or running) to the Oakland Hills and park in our multi-level Parking Pavilion. Atop the newly expansive Pavilion on the Platia (plaza), you will find our famous view of the Bay. Come enjoy balancing all that is good while having a great time. It’s the real Greek experience.
We will be open one weekend only, May 14,15,16 2010
Friday and Saturday 10am – 11pm,
Sunday 11am – 9pm, Admission $6.
Free Admission on Friday 11am – 4pm and Sunday 6pm- 9pm. Children under 12 always free. Complimentary shuttle service and additional parking is available.
Admission is regularly $6. $1 Off coupons are available at the link above. Free Friday 11am – 4pm and Sunday 6pm- 9pm. Children under 12 always free.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension | 4700 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602 | 510.531.3400
Hospitality. Greeks are hospitable in nature, and it is this giving spirit that makes our Festival come alive! What may even surprise you is the sight of our young and old working side by side. Our young children are thrilled to dance for you, while our experienced yiayias (grandmothers) offer you a taste of traditional spanakopita (spinach pie) and favorite pastry recipes from their homeland.Food. You will simply have to eat your way from one end to another. We have put our heart, soul and favorite Greek seasonings into our many delicious foods for you. From gyros and lamb sandwiches to wine and Frappe beverages, we want you to taste Greece!
Music. The intoxicating sounds of Greece will be evident throughout the Festival. Live music will entice you to dance, or you may choose to watch one of our many Greek dancing groups perform traditional village dances.
Religion. The heart of our Festival is the Cathedral itself. Both literally and metaphorically, the Cathedral serves as the center foundation of our religious community. We invite you to tour our beautiful Cathedral.
What makes this Festival so special is that you will have an opportunity to experience the best of Greece with its natives, your friends and neighbors. We invite you to celebrate our own Greek culture with us while enjoying the breathtaking views of the bay! We hope that you leave feeling a little more “Greek” than when you arrived! Opa!!