The Hamptons Greek Festival
The sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of Greece are coming again to Hamptonites and visitors to the East End. The Hamptons Greek Festival will take place again this year, July 12-15. On the beautiful grounds of the Dormtion of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, the Hamptons Greek Festival brings the spirit and fabled hospitality of a traditional Greek Village. Celebrating the 33rd year of this tradition, the Festival will highlight authentic Greek dishes and pastries, The Hamptons Hellenic Dancers performances, and live Greek Music nightly.
Thousands have indulged in the rich flavors and hearty portions of the Festival’s menu. Passing down the culinary traditions of their parents and grandparents, the organizers of the 2018 Hamptons Greek Festival offer Greek style chicken, pastitsio, spanakopita, souvlaki, gyro and much more. Complementing the main fare are Greek pastries that were praised by Newsday which reported that its “favorite source in Astoria doesn’t hold a candle, frankly, to the kourambiedes (almond butter cookies) made by the Church ladies.”
Families with children of all ages are welcome at the Festival, where they will find a children and young people’s entertainment area filled with face painting, amusement rides, and games. All are invited to enjoy the food, take in the culture, and dance to live music.
The 2018 Hamptons Greek Festival will give attendees the opportunity to tour the new beautiful Byzantine Church which has been featured in Hamptons Magazine’s “Space, Real Estate and Design” section, and is newly adorned with Byzantine Orthodox Icons in the apse and dome.
The Hamptons Greek Festival will take place on Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15.
Festival hours are: 4:00pm to 11:00pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday, Noon to 9pm
Everyday is Bracelet Day.
The Festival is located at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 111 St. Andrews Road and is easily accessible from both the Sunrise and Montauk Highways in Southampton.
There is ample Free parking at the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus with Free shuttle bus service for all Festival Guests. Valet parking at a price as well.