This weekend, come out and enjoy one of Pinellas County’s oldest cultural celebrations, the Clearwater Greek Fest. Established more than 50 years ago, the festival strives to bring its heritage, its Orthodoxy, and of course, its wonderful food to people throughout Tampa Bay. It is one of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s biggest public fundraisers. Admission and parking are free.
Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy strolling through the Grand Hall, indulging in inventive spirits at the Opa! Party Tent, and watching professional sports games in The Grecian Gardens, an outdoor oasis on the opposite side of the cathedral from the Kid’s Zone.
Whether it is freshly prepared Mediterranean style food and pastries, an evening of live music and beautiful choreographed dance, or a unique shopping experience, The Clearwater Greek Fest gives everyone the chance to enjoy life like a Greek.
And the food! Who doesn’t love it? Check out the delicious Greek festival offerings.
Come see how the Greeks cook. Enjoy live demonstrations on a variety of Greek cuisine.
Saturday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
Church Guided Tours
If you’re interested in a tour of the Chapel with a brief explanation of the history, beliefs and architecture of the Greek Orthodox Church, please meet at the entrance of the Chapel before one of the scheduled tours:
Saturday: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m., 3: 30 p.m.
Sr. & Jr. Hellas Dancers
The accomplished dance group of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Hellas Dancers, will perform. The Junior Hellas dancers will also perform for your entertainment.
4 p.m. – Jr.
5 p.m. – Sr.
7 p.m. – Jr.
8 p.m. – Sr.
3 p.m. – Jr.
4 p.m. – Sr.
Clearwater Greek Fest Sponsors: www.clearwatergreekfest.com/sponsors
Festival Hours and Location
Saturday, October 29th: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
(Directly at the corner of Old Coachman and Gulf to Bay) See Map
Free Admission / Free Parking
Parking Locations Click here for map
Grass section in front of entrance off of Old Coachman Road.
Parking lot of St. Pete College off of Old Coachman Road.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
409 South Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, Florida 33765 USA
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/ClearwaterGreekFest
About the Greek Orthodox Church:
For the first thousand years of Christianity, there was one Church. In 1054, the church broke into two, with the churches of Rome and Constantinople excommunicating one another. After 1054, the church in Eastern Europe became known as the Orthodox Christian Church, and the church in Western Europe became known as the Roman Catholic Church. Today, most of the Christians in Eastern Europe (Greece, Albania, the Balkan Countries), Russia, the Middle East and in the northeast part of Africa are Orthodox Christians.
In many countries, like Greece and Russia, the Orthodox Church is the official state church. In non-Orthodox countries like the United States, the Orthodox Church bears the name of the ethnic group which founded the church. The Orthodox Church is marked by Traditions that are universally practiced, including the way churches are built (architecture), decorated (with icons), the services that are held and the theology that governs the church. We invite you to take a tour of our newly constructed church and learn a little bit more about its history as well as the symbolism of its beautiful interior appointments.
About Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church:
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is the third oldest Greek Orthodox community in Tampa Bay. It was founded by Greek Americans in 1969. This doesn’t mean that the church is for Greeks only—in fact 80% of marriages in our church today are between Greeks and non-Greeks. The church is under the authority of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta and serves more than 550 Clearwater families through a vibrant variety of activities and outreach efforts.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Office: