A Seattle tradition since 1960, the St. Demetrios Greek Festival features savory Greek foods and sweet pastries. Everything is freshly prepared by members of the church community and served outdoors under a large tent on the church grounds. Homemade Greek delicacies await you, from spanakopita to Souvlakia and loukoumathes to baklava, all freshly prepared and served under our large outdoor tent. Plus music, dancing and Greek culture in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood.
You’ll also find an array of Greek beer and wine in the outdoor Taverna bar, which features large projection screens showing all of the weekend’s major football, baseball, and soccer games. Rain or shine, under the giant white tent at the Greek Festival will be THE place to cheer on your favorite local team.
While you eat, enjoy Greek music and dancing from St. Demetrios’ award-winning Greek dance groups who perform all weekend. Dressed in authentic costumes and accompanied by traditional music, dancers from each of our age groups will perform dances and songs from throughout Greece.
In-between noshes, shop for Greek t-shirts, souvenirs, soaps, books on topics ranging from ancient to modern Greece. St. Demetrio’s Church Bookstore offers a large collection of books and literature on the Orthodox faith as well as icons, CD’s, and incense. A special attraction is the rummage sale with unique collectibles and fascinating finds.
Docent-led Church Tours of the beautiful sanctuary is also an opportunity to learn more about the Orthodox faith. Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and consist of a presentation on the history of Orthodox Christianity and St. Demetrios, followed by a question-and-answer period with the tour guide.
Before you head home, be sure to stop by the Greek Deli to stock up on Greek pantry staples like cheeses, olives, breads, spices, beans, and pastries. For more inspiration, be sure to pick up a copy of their cookbook, “Greek Cooking in An American Kitchen”, which features traditional recipes collected and preserved by members of the St. Demetrios Church community.
About St. Demetrios Greek Food Festival
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is the Montlake neighborhood in central Seattle, 2100 Boyer Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112.
When: Sept 29 – October 1, 2023. Hours: Friday Noon to 9PM, Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday – 11AM to 6PM.
Food & shopping: The event has gone cashless (no tokens). Credit cards accepted at all locations and gift cards available at the Information booth.
Parking & Transportation:
- Street parking is available on Boyer and Lynn Streets. The Greek Festival reminds you to be courteous of surrounding neighbors; do not park in front of driveways, fire hydrants, or crosswalks.
- Bike racks: If you bike to the festival, find bike racks located near the St. Demetrios Church entrance on Boyer Ave East.
- Link Light Rail Shuttle: Ride the light rail to U of W Station. Shuttle Vans pick you up at the station load/unload area and take you to/from the Festival during Festival Hours.
- Seattle Prep Shuttle: Free parking and shuttle service at Seattle Preparatory School on Capitol offered Saturday and Sunday Only. The shuttle will operate between the Seattle Prep Garage and St. Demetrios Church. After you have parked in the garage, please wait on 11th Avenue East in front of the garage entrance for the shuttle.
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