When was the first St. Demetrios Greek Festival held?
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church held its first Greek Festival in 1960, making this event a true Seattle tradition!
Is there an admission fee?
No, attending the St. Demetrios Greek Festival is Free!
Does the Greek Festival accept credit cards?
Yes! We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express in addition to cash. Unfortunately we cannot accept checks.
Is there an ATM on-site?
No, there is not an ATM at the Greek Festival, but we do accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
How do I pay for food?
Food, beverages and pastries are purchased with tokens. You may purchase tokens ($1 = 1 token) at the Token Booth under the large white tent using cash or acceptable credit cards.
How many tokens should I buy?
While of course it varies, we suggest an average of 15 tokens per person to get a true taste of all that the festival has to offer. Remember you can always exchange your extra tokens for cash before you leave.
Can I purchase food to take home with me?
Yes! We sell pre-packaged pastries and pantry items in our Deli and you may also purchase meals to-go from our Dining Room.
Where does the money go?
The Greek Festival is staffed by volunteers from the St. Demetrios community, with all proceeds benefitting St. Demetrios’ ministries and community outreach.
Do you offer vegetarian options?
Yes! A complete vegetarian meal will be offered in our dining room every day in addition to a la carte items like dolmades, lentil soup, Greek salad, spanakopita, tiropita and Greek fries which are all meat-free.
Are there things for kids to do at the Greek Festival?
Kids love the Greek Festival! In addition to great food, music and dancing we offer a children’s booth with games, face painting, candy and prizes.
What happens if it rains?
While of course we hope for great weather, this is Seattle, so we’re prepared! The entire St. Demetrios Church parking lot is covered under a giant tent so the party can continue rain or shine. In addition shopping, church tours and the sit-down dinner are located indoors.
I want to visit the Greek Festival with a wheelchair or stroller, is it accessible?
Yes, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is wheelchair and stroller friendly and offers an elevator inside the main building.
Where do I go if I have lost something at the Greek Festival?
Lost & Found is located in the Church office which can be reached at (206) 325-4347.
Is there handicap-accessible parking available?
Yes, there are a few handicap parking spaces available directly in front of the main church entrance on Boyer avenue. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis and provide a very easy access point to enter the festival.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately no pets are allowed, with the exception of service animals.