Frequently Asked Questions

EVENT DETAILS

What are the dates of the Niagara Greek Festival?

The dates of the 2018 Niagara Greek Festival are:

  • Friday, August 31:  4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 1:  Noon – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 2:  Noon – 11:00 pm
  • Monday, September 3:  Noon – 8:00 pm

Where is the Niagara Greek Festival?

The Niagara Greek Festival is located at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Catharines & District, 585 Niagara St, St. Catharines (corner of Niagara St. and Linwell Rd.).  Festival entrances are located at Niagara St. and Linwell Rd.

Is the Niagara Greek Festival family friendly?

Yes! The Niagara Greek Festival encourages families to attend to take advantage of the many family-friendly activities that we have to offer. Children are invited to enjoy the Kidz Zone which features Jump and Bounces, face painting, games and more.

How do I get to the Niagara Greek Festival?

You can find us at the corner of Niagara St. and Linwell Rd. in St. Catharines. Click here to see our Google map to make navigating simple and easy!

Is the Greek Orthodox Church the school building on Niagara Street?

Yes! Our location is 585 Niagara Street in St. Catharines. You will find us at the corner of Niagara St. and Linwell Rd.

How many people attend the Niagara Greek Festival?

We are proud to see growing numbers every year and anticipate several thousand attendees to our unique Niagara festival each day of our weekend-long event.

Is there FREE parking at the Niagara Greek Festival?

YES! We have FREE parking on site at the event and there is plenty of street parking in the surrounding neighbourhoods and plaza parking nearby! We are also proud to offer ADDITIONAL SHUTTLE PARKING available at Holy Cross Catholic High School on Linwell Road.

What happens if it rains?

The festival will open rain or shine, so come have fun with us! We have plenty of seating, vendors, and food booths under the big tents.

ADMISSION

Is there a cost to attend the Niagara Greek Festival?

Absolutely not! Admission is FREE! The costs associated with the Niagara Greek Festival are exclusively the cost of food or goods that you purchase at the Agora Marketplace.

FOOD & DRINKS

Can I eat a meal at the Niagara Greek Festival?

Absolutely! We are very proud of our culture AND our cuisine! The Niagara Greek Festival features a full menu of authentic Greek food for you to enjoy.

Can I bring my own food?

We have plenty of great food therefore we do not allow outside food or drinks to be brought in.

Will there be any vegan or vegetarian food options?

We do have several vegetarian options, however, the only vegan option would be the Greek Salad without the feta cheese.

Will there be alcohol available?

Yes, we have alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.

AMENITIES

What do you have for kids?

We do have a Kidz Zone with games and inflatables as well as face painting. There is plenty of food your little ones will enjoy, and the entertainment is family-friendly. We do ask that parents supervise their children at all times.

What payment options are accepted at the festival?

All venues at the festival accept cash. For your convenience, there is an on-site ATM (Automated Teller Machine).  

Is there security onsite?

We have 24-hour security onsite.

Is there a first aid station if needed?

There is a first aid station and emergency medical services onsite.

ENTERTAINMENT

Are there any special events during the festival?

We have Greek dancers performing throughout the festival, and DJ or live Greek band, Galaxy Orchestra, playing throughout the festival.   

Will I be able to see inside the church?

St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church will be open for viewing and informational tours. See the Official Program available at Admissions for more details on times.

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