UPDATED on 5/1/2020
The festival is canceled for 2020 and will return in 2021.
Be Greek for a day! The 30th annual Marietta Greek Festival happens from May 15 to 17, 2020.
The festival features traditional Greek food, as well as live entertainment, cultural experiences, and activities for children.
The festival takes place at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, located at 3431 Trickum Rd. in Marietta.
You’ll have the opportunity to shop the Agora Marketplace for items created in the Greek tradition, including imported jewelry, handmade linens, scarves, Greek cookbooks and travel guides, blown glass items, and decorative art pieces.
Kids’ activities include arts and crafts, games, face painting, a playground, and more.
At Niko’s Pub, you can enjoy Greek wine, beer, and liqueur. A Greek street food tent allows you to sample portable food options, while the main dining tent serves up full meals.
The Byzantine style sanctuary of the church will be open during guided tours.
For a complete schedule of live music and dance performances, see the Greek Festival website.
Friday, May 17th: 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 18th: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 19th: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission deals and discounts
Regular price admission is $5. Children 12 and under get in free.
You can skip the ticket line by ordering in advance online through Big Tickets, but you’ll pay a hefty fee of $2.24 for a $5 ticket, and as much as $8 for two of the dining packages (although the packages include free admission).
Choose from one of these two special deals:
- The Santorini Special — $30. This would be a great Date Night deal. It includes two free admission tickets, 1 large sampler platter, 1 chicken oreganato platter, and 2 beverages (excludes alcohol and specialty teas). This is said to be a $37 value, so by the time you pay the online ticket fee, it’s a wash.
- The Mediterranean Mix — $25. Includes 1 free admission ticket and a $25 gift card that is valid at all food tents (but cannot be used for alcohol or specialty teas). Said to be a $30 value, but you’ll lose the savings to the online ticketing fee.
Parking and shuttle info
Free parking is available near by, with a shuttle running continuously to the festival site.
Park at one of these sites:
- Simpson Middle School – 3340 Trickum Rd.
- Church of Latter-Day Saints – 3195 Trickum Rd. (Friday and Saturday ONLY — no Sunday parking)
- Mountain View Elementary School – 3151 Sandy Plains Rd