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It’s time for the 18th Annual Greek Fest!

Last year, the event brought in more than 23,500 people over the course of two weekends looking to enjoy some authentic Greek Cuisine, learn more about Greek history in Victoria and experience live entertainment.

This year, the event looks much different when faced with restrictions in place due to COVID-19. However, the organizers of Greek Fest have created a physically distanced event that allows participants to still enjoy delicious, authentic Greek cuisine.

Happening this weekend from September 4th to September 7th, Greek Fest continues to be a free admission event, however this year the festival has transitioned to a drive-thru pick up system.

The Greek Fest website contains the event’s food menu and allows patrons to order food online for pickup. Greek appetizers, mains and desserts can all be ordered online for a specific time to be picked up at the Festival’s location.

Donations from $2.50 to $20.00 can also be added to your order to help support the Tilicum School Hot Lunch Program, Red Cross Canada and other charitable organizations.

Over the years, Greek Fest has contributed to more than a dozen organizations and charities that serve children, families and communities across Vancouver Island.

This year, on-site entertainment will not be provided at Greek Fest. However, if you are interested in exploring some of the history of the Greek diaspora on Vancouver Island, the Greek Heritage Project Museum will be open for pre-booked half hour visits.

To book a time, email greekhpm@gmail.com

The volunteers at Greek Fest are ensuring safety measures are taken when preparing food or organizing food pickup. Staff are required to wear masks and gloves when preparing, packaging and preparing food orders, as well as practice regular hand washing.

Only 50 vehicles will be permitted on site at a time and numbers will be monitored to ensure this regulation is followed. Only guests with pre-ordered food will be able to access the site and only during the time slot provided when they placed their order.

If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious Greek food from the comforts of your home this weekend, don’t miss out on this year’s Greek Fest!

Greek Fest 2020

  • When: September 4th to 7th 2020 (rain or shine)
  • Where: 4648 Elk Lake Drive (in front of Commonwealth Place)
  • Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.