September 13-16, 2012
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
600 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC
The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s
largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year.
Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic
cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art,
shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit
the 35th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It's a time of the year when everyone can be Greek!
It is always our joy and pleasure to extend our Filoxenia (hospitality) to our festival guests. Yiasou!
11 am - 9 pm Thursday, September 13th
11 am - 10 pm Friday, September 14th
11 am - 10 pm Saturday, September 15th
12 noon - 8 pm on Sunday, September 16th
Festival admission is $2.00
Children 12 and under are admitted free,
accompanied by a parent or guardian.
School groups and senior citizen
groups can make arrangements for free admission by contacting Helen Karras
in the church office at (704) 334-4771 by Thursday, September 6th 2012.
Win a Trip for 2 to Greece - Yiasou Festival visitors can take a
chance at winning two-round trip tickets from Charlotte to Athens, Greece, compliments of
Showmars Restaurant. Raffle tickets are $2 each, $5 for three and $10 for 10.
“The Yiasou Festival provides the opportunity and the means for us to share our
rich tradition as Greek-Americans with friends and those who come to honor us and
participate in the Festival. We talk about our faith and Church, offer homemade foods
and pastries, play our music and perform our dances, as well as display and present our
culture and heritage. The many vendors on the grounds are there to help everyone with
souvenirs and items for all ages. I thoroughly enjoy myself with this amazing celebration
of Ethnic Tradition. The Yiasou Festival affords a way for our hardworking people to
share our traditions with a welcoming smile to our honored visitors.”
Reverend Fr. Michael Varvarelis, Dean and Cathedral Priest
Come join us for some Festival fun "Loukoumada Eating Contests". Outdoor stage East Blvd 1st & 2nd place prizes
- Friday September 14th 6:00pm
- Saturday September 15th 3:00pm
Witness the Evzones as they re-enact Changing of the Guards
- Thursday September 13th 1:00pm & 7:00pm
- Friday September 14th 1:00pm & 7:30pm
- Saturday September 15th 1:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday September 16th 1:30pm & 5:30pm
Cathedral Tours every hour on the hour Except 5:00pm and 6:pm Saturday.
Live Music and Dance
Holy Trinity’s very own youth, from Kindergarten to High School
perform traditional village dances in colorful traditional Greek
costumes on one indoor stage and two outdoor stages
throughout the day and evenings.
Holy Trinity’s Cathedral Choir presents “Hymns of the
Greek Orthodox Church”, a program featuring the rich
heritage of ancient and modern musical styles of the
Greek Orthodox Church. One performance only in the Cathedral Saturday, 5:30 pm
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the
volunteers, Dilworth community, Dilworth United
Methodist Church and local area businesses.