Sep 9 | Cranston Greek Festival

36th ANNUAL “3-Day” CRANSTON GREEK FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 9th, 10th and 11th

Location: Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation on the parish grounds

175 Oaklawn Avenue, Route 5, Cranston, RI.

The Cranston Greek Festival, marks the “Official End of Summer in Rhode Island™”. The Festival is held under the “Big Tents”, rain or shine.

Admission is FREE.


Friday, September 9 5 PM – 10 PM

Saturday, September 10 12 Noon – 10 PM

Sunday, September 11 12 Noon – 8 PM

Church Tours Schedule (30 minutes)

Friday – 8 PM

Saturday – 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM

Sunday – 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM

The Eastern Orthodox Church is one of the world’s oldest and richest Christian faith traditions. Our Church Tours offer the chance to learn about the Greek “Eastern” Orthodox Christian Church — the second largest Christian communion in the world; with a global following of more than 250 million people.

Greek Food:

Guests sample a wide variety of Greek food including roast lamb, Greek-style chicken, souvlaki (skewered pork or chicken), pastitsio (delectable “Greek Lasagna”), spanakopita (“spinach pie”) tiropita (“cheese pie”).

Many of our guests tell us that we serve Rhode Island’s Best GYROS.

Our pastry booth offers hand-made Greek pastries prepared by teams of our own parishioners, including our famous Baklava, Galaktoboureko and Rice Pudding.

The pastry selection also includes karidopita (Greek Walnut Cake), kourabiedes (Wedding Cookies), koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies), and melomakarona (Honey Cookies).

Guests of the Cranston Greek Festival can enjoy our Greek pastries with authentic Greek coffee, or a “Greek Frappe” (iced coffee).

Entertainment & Culture:

Greek Dancing Performances by Odyssey Dance Troupe
Friday Night – 7 PM

Saturday & Sunday Nights – 4 PM and 7 PM

Performances feature dances from mainland Greece and the Greek Islands.

Live Greek music will be performed throughout the event.
Spontaneous, impromptu Greek Dancing breaks out constantly during the entire 3-Day, Cranston Greek Festival.
Everyone is invited to join in these dances.

Please visit our website and Facebook page for the complete schedule of entertainment, religious services and cultural presentations.

Additional Cranston Greek Festival Attractions:

Imported items, some from Greece, including jewelry, souvenirs, and clothing.


For the safety of our guests, pets are not permitted at the Cranston Greek Festival. Service animals are allowed.

Need More Information?

Contact the church office at (401) 942-4188, visit the church’s website at, or visit “Cranston Greek Festival” on Facebook.

Link to Facebook page

FREE Parking:

Free parking is available on the neighborhood streets.

Additional parking is available at Cranston West High School.
Free Parking shuttle buses run continuously, from Cranston West High School VIA CURTIS STREET. Handicapped parking is available on the church grounds.

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