Entertainment & Raffles

Live Greek Music All Day Long!!!

Synthesis will be performing LIVE all weekend long!  Come and enjoy this fantastic band that performs throughout the So Cal area and at international venues. 

Visit their Facebook page to see more about our band

Greek Dancers!

Our young dancers love to entertain you! Enjoy the traditional dances and join in the fun!

After they perform, they’ll teach you how to Greek dance.  Party with the Greeks means dancing, so come on up and learn to dance with the community!

Fri – 7 pm, Sat – 1, 4:30 and 7 pm, Sun 1 and 5 pm

Greek Orthodox Church Tours

Visit the Church, enjoy the iconography, discuss Christianity in the Orthodox Tradition and ask any question you like.  Fr John will give a brief history of our ancient tradition and review the rhythm of the Orthodox Church.

Sat – 2, 3:30 and 5:30 pm, Sun 2 and 3:30 pm

Greek Cooking Shows

Greeks don’t just eat, they savor the meal.

But how do you make such delicious meals?  Easy!  We’ll teach you!  Join us in the John P Eliopulos Hellenic Center and learn how to cook like a Greek!

Sat – 2:30 pm: Spanakopita (Spinach and Cheese Filo), 4:00 pm: Tzatziki Sauce and traditional Greek Salad, 6 pm: Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes

Sun – 2:30 pm: Baklava, 4:00 pm: Greek Keftes (burgers) w/Tzatziki Sauce

Wine Tasting

NEW THIS YEAR!

Need I say more?!

Join Mihali (Michael) as he introduces you to the finest Greek wines.

All day every day next to the main Bar

The HUGE Raffle!

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Festival volunteer or at the entrance.  Final drawing is Sunday night and you don’t have to be present to win. The prizes are:

GRAND PRIZE: Two (2) SOUTHWEST AIRLINES tickets to anywhere in the US or Hawaii!

1st Prize: Weekend Cabin Rental at Big Bear Lake**

2nd Prize: Dinner for 8 at the Lemon Leaf Cafe

3rd Prize: An iPad mini

4th Prize: $100 Gas Card

**Certain high demand weekends may be subject to restrictions at the cabin owners discretion.  Based on availability.

Friday Night FREE Raffle Drawing!

iPad Mini FREE Drawing:  Friday night you are automatically entered to win an iPad Mini.  Every person will get a free raffle ticket at the door.  The winning number will be pulled near the end of the night. You MUST be present at the drawing to win.  

Sunday Night Drawings!

Big Screen TV Drawing: We’ll have a huge screen at the bar so you can watch the games while enjoying the Greek Festival with friends…but you can also win the TV.  Get your entry ticket at the bar and we’ll pull the winning name on Sunday night. No need to be present to win.

50/50 Drawing: We’ll be selling tickets to our weekend 50/50 cash award all night Friday and all day Saturday.  Who knows how big the prize will get, but we know it wont be small.  We’ll pull the winning name Saturday night.  No need to be present to win.

Friday - Sunday Schedule

Friday, September 21

5:00p – AV Greek Festival 2019 Opens! OPA!!

7:00p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

8:45p – FREE IPad Raffle Drawing

9:00p – Festival retires for the evening

Saturday, September 22

11:00a – Festival Opens

1:00p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

2:00p – Greek Orthodox Church Tour

2:30p – Cooking Show – Spanakopita

3:30p – Greek Orthodox Church Tour

4:00p – Cooking Show – Tzatziki and Greek Salad

4:30p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

5:30p – Greek Orthodox Church Tour

6:00p – Cooking Show – Oven Roasted Lamb and Potatoes

7:00p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

9:00p – Festival retires for the evening

Sunday, September 23

12:00p – Festival Opens

1:00p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

2:00p – Greek Orthodox Church Tour

2:30p – Cooking Show – Baklava

3:30p – Greek Orthodox Church Tour

4:00p – Cooking Show – Greek Keftes (burgers) w/Tzatziki

5:00p – Greek Dancers and Dance Lessons

5:30p – HUGE RAFFLE DRAWING, 50/50 Drawing, Big Screen TV Drawing

6:00p – AV Greek Festival retires until 2020, OPA!!