St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC
Greek Festival 2017
Saturday, September 9th & Sunday, September 10th, 2017
The 2017 Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Festival is taking place on September
9, 2017 and September 10, 2017 at its temporary church location, St. Andrew Ukrainian
Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington
DC, offers the largest & oldest Greek festival in the Washington, D.C. area.
We bring a "Taste of Greece" to the areas neighborhoods and suburbs. The festival
is open to the public with FREE admission, FREE parking and covered eating areas.
Credit cards are accepted. In addition to Greek food, the festival features authentic
Greek coffees, beers, wines, and live Greek music. Our Greek Marketplace offers
books, jewelry, trinkets and religious items.
For 56 years, the Ladies Society of Sts. Constantine and
Helen Greek Orthodox Church,the Philoptochos, has prepared their authentic Greek
fare in two small church kitchens using recipes passed down from generation to generation
and producing a menu of Greek favorites like, Mousaka, Pastichio, Manestra, Spanakopita,
Tyropita, Dolmades, as well as succulent Greek pastries such as, Baklava, Diples
and Kataifi. This year alone, the Philoptochos, has baked, kneaded, cooked, and
fried over 2500 pieces of spanakopita, 4500 pieces of baklava and 3000 pieces of
diples. Many of these recipes are now available in our Community Cookbook
The first three-day festival began in 1960, as an expansion of our one-day bazaar
that was established in the late 1940s. The festival is our way of sharing our culture
with surrounding community. Our 96-year old Church was started by a small group
of Greek immigrants in 1918 at 6th and C Streets, NW, in Washington, D.C., headed
up by Fathers Menides and Metaxopoulos with a small congregation of 100. The 16th
and Upshur location was acquired in 1954 to fulfill the growing numbers of parishioners.
We have recently purchased a large parcel in Montgomery County, MD and are building our new home. For more history click here.