In Omaha, the Greek culture runs deep. And what better way to celebrate that culture than to attend the Omaha’s Original 2019 Greek Festival? From delicious foods to tons of dancing to endless culture and entertainment, this is an event you want to make sure you make it out to because it’s truly one-of-a-kind! Keep reading to find out why.
Grab the kids, round up your friends, and head down to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church at 602 Park Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 for one of the best nights of the year. This year’s festival will run from Friday, August 16, until Sunday, August 18. On Friday, you can come from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Saturday, you can come from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. On Sunday, the final day, you can come from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. It’s only three days long, so make plans to be there because you won’t want to miss this!
Don’t worry, you can get tickets right at the door! You don’t have to worry about keeping up with your tickets or having to dig around to find them. You’ll purchase them when you get there.
Adults pay $3 for tickets, children 12 and under get in for free, and military, police officers, fire personnel, and students all get in for free with their ID.
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What Food To Expect
The main event of the festival? Definitely the variety of different Greek foods, all at your disposal to eat as you please! Here’s just a taste of what you can expect:
- Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce on Pita Bread
- Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce on Pita Bread
- Baked chicken
- Hot dogs
Appetizers and sides
- Basket of Greek Fries
- Spanakopita (Spinach and Cheese Pie)
- Tiropita – Ultra-thin filo filled with a delicate blend of cheeses (Cheese Pie)
- Baklava and Baklava Sundaes
- Greek Cookies
- Loukoumathes – Light Greek doughnuts topped with honey and cinnamon
- Pastry Variety Packs
Drinks & Coffee
- Greek Beer and Bud/Bud Lite Products
- Ouzo, Ouzorita’s, and Metaxa
- Greek wines
- Coke Products (Regular/Diet/Sprite) and Bottled Water, Coffee, and Frappe