The St. John’s Greek Festival is one of the longest standing annual events in Myrtle Beach. Entering its 28th year at the beach, the festival offers fantastic homemade foods, desserts, live music, drinks and so much more. This year’s Greek Festival will be held Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.
Greek Festival Food and Entertainment
Come hungry to the annual Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach! The authentic food selections are endless and prepared with care. Take your pick of entrees like moussaka, pastitsio, spinach or cheese pies and traditional chicken or lamb gyros served with lemon potatoes in the dining hall. More food vendors fire up the grills outside to serve Greek sausages, pork souvlaki and more. Take home a box of your favorite pastries for dessert like baklava and kataifi or stay and share the baklava ice cream sundae! There are plenty of Greek beers, wines and, of course, Ouzo to sip on while you’re there too.
There’s a reason families have flocked to the St. John’s Greek Fest each year. This exciting Myrtle Beach event offers visitors live dance demonstrations, music and a designated kids’ play area with inflatables. Local arts and crafts vendors set up their tents and fill them with everything from handmade jewelry to artisanal olive oils.
The Myrtle Beach Greek Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 17; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19; and 12-7 p.m. Sunday, October 20 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. The church is located at the corner of Highway 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Parking is very limited in that area, but a free shuttle is available back and forth from Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant located at 1401 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Hotels Near the Greek Festival
Caribbean Resort & Villas
The Caribbean Resort and Villas is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular family resorts. With nearly 20 different water features and more than a dozen different room types, it’s not hard to see why. Accommodations range from one-room suites to four-bedroom oceanfront condos with private balconies, modern décor and free WiFi. The on-site water amenities include full size water slides, hot tubs, oceanfront pool decks, a Silly Submarine and lazy river. Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay as well as access to delicious food at the neighboring Sea Captain’s House.
The Patricia Grand
You can always expect a warm welcome and lots of smiles when you stay at the family-friendly (and dog-friendly) Patricia Grand in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The resort features full or queen efficiencies or one-bedroom suites with gorgeous ocean views and fully-equipped kitchens. The newly renovated outdoor pool with the oceanfront pool bar is a huge hit with guests looking to unwind after a long day, along with the lazy river and hot tubs. Other convenient perks at The Patricia Grand include a souvenir shop, fitness room, breakfast buffet and Grand Central Station Restaurant and Bar.