Kids Playland Offers Fun For All Ages

The festival is loaded with fun for the whole family. For children, we have a large playland complete with rides, activities and cotton candy. Your older children will love the cultural displays and opportunity to interact with the Spartan warriors.

Playland Activities

Children will enjoy their adventure at the popular Playland, with the atmosphere of a Fair complete with face painting, wax hands, caricatures, LED balloons, games and more. Playland would not be complete without children’s goodies like hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy, which can be enjoyed on the front lawn of the festival grounds.

Playland Rides

Playland has been expanded with new rides and activities including the popular Swing Ride, Tubs of Fun Ride, Tijuana Twister Ride, Helicopter Ride, Children’s Ferris Wheel, Atlantis, Jurassic Adventure and Slide.

Live Reenactments

Evzone – The Yiasou Festival Evzones of Holy Trinity – Come marvel in the reenactment of the changing of the guards by the men of Charlotte’s Greek community. This inaugural group of Evzones is committed to preserving and celebrating the tradition of the presidential guards, an elite unit of the Greek army which guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Hellenic Parliament building, and the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece. The costumes of Holy Trinity’s Evzones are a replica of the uniforms worn by the Evzones in Greece. The uniform consists of the kilt-like foustanella, which has 400 pleats to represent 400 years of Turkish occupation and red leather clogs, which weigh over seven pounds. Each uniform is specially made in 80 days by trained craftsmen and is considered to be one of the most unique ceremonial military attire in the world.

Address of Yiasou Greek Festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
600 East Boulevard
Charlotte NC 28203

Date and Time of Yiasou Greek Festival

Sep 6 – 8, 2024
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Admission to Yiasou Greek Festival

FREE Children Under 12