Opa! 46th Annual Greek Festival kicks off


by KHOU.com Staff


Posted on October 4, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 5:55 PM

HOUSTON – The 46th annual The Original Greek Festival kicks off Thursday night and runs through Sunday in the Montrose area.

The four-day event will take place at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, located at 3511 Yoakum.

The festival annually features authentic Greek foods, dance performances and an assortment of souvenirs.

== Festival Schedule ==

Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance Program: begins at 6:00 pm

Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (free admission)
Note: the Festival grounds are closed after lunch and reopen at 5:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance Program: begins at 6:00 pm

Continuous food service from opening: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dance Programs - Youth: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Dance Programs - Adults: begins at 5:00 pm

Continuous food service from opening: 12 noon - 6:00 pm(while quantities last)
Dance Programs - Youth: 12:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Dance Programs - Adults: begins at 4:00 pm

== Location ==

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex
near downtown and the Museum District
3511 Yoakum Boulevard,
Houston, Texas 77006

== Parking / Free Shuttle ==

Parking is available on side streets but avoid the No Parking Zones shown on the maps below. The no parking signs will posted on these streets during the Original Greek Festival to allow for emergency vehicles to pass through in emergency situations We strongly recommend you take advantage of the FREE shuttle running continuously throughout the festival.
New this year is additional parking at independently operated garages and lot.

A shuttle will operate from Lamar High School parking lot located at 3325 Westheimer (between Westheimer and West Alabama, and between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby).
Parking for the Shuttle Stop is available in the Lamar lot and the Lamar Eastside Lot.

Free parking is available for shuttle passengers.

FREE shuttles will operate every 15 minutes on the following schedule:

Tentative Times:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 4
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Friday, Oct 5
11:00 am - 10:30 pm, Saturday, Oct 6
12:00 noon - 6:30 pm, Sunday, Oct 7

Parking maps, more info on the web: http://www.greekfestival.org/when.html