Pensacola Greek Festival 2017

Partake in the Sweet Aroma of Samos Island

The 58th Annual Pensacola Greek Festival will take place October 13-15, 2017 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 1720 West Garden Street.  This three-day event draws upwards of 30,000 people from across the Southeast. Festival hours are 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is always FREE.
The Pensacola Greek Festival is a staple of the Pensacola Bay area’s fall festival lineup, mixing southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown. This year, the Pensacola Greek Festival will be celebrating the island of Samos, a beautiful island some of our parishioners call home. Known for being the home of some of ancient Greece’s most famous mathematicians and philosophers, Samos brings to life the embodiment of Greek culture and flair. 

Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights of the weekend. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes, representing various regions of Greece, will perform dance throughout the weekend, and the dance floor is open to everybody between youth sets. The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional and modern Greek music throughout the weekend.

Advertising at Greek Festival

Advertising opportunities are now available for individuals and businesses. We do not offer vendor booths for selling merchandise. Our advertisers are recognized in the program booklet, with banners at the festival and on our website all year long. This is a chance to be a part of wonderful fall festival staple in the Pensacola, so do not miss your chance to be a part of the Pensacola Greek Festival.

Community Outreach

This year’s financial contribution will be given to Miracle League of Pensacola. Each year a portion of the festival proceeds are donated to a local charitable organization. Also we will be collecting non-perishable food items for Manna Food Pantries in front of the hall.

Volunteers/Work Days

Volunteers are always needed to help with food preparations, setup on the weekends prior to the festival and throughout the festival weekend. We encourage volunteers to sign up to receive email updates about festival news by subscribing to the festival email list on the festival website.

More Information

Tickets, cash and checks are accepted at all cash registers. This year we will not be selling tickets by credit card. However, there will be plenty of ATM machines available onsite.  

Patrons should utilize street parking in the nearby neighborhoods. Those with special needs can be dropped off in front of the hall while their driver finds a parking space.

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Our Sponsors

  • Emerald Coast Family Dentistry
  • Angelos Auto Parts Pensacola
  • Scapin Electric Company
  • Servis 1st Bank Pensacola
  • Shoreline Foods & Greek Deli Pensacola

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