The history


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The first Greek immigrants to arrive in Galveston worshiped with the Serbians and Russians at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church. These brave people who were to become the nucleus of the present colony of Greek-Americans, deserve our highest praises for their courage not only in coming to a new land, but also for their dedication to their faith, their high hopes for the future, and for surviving in the face of all the problems that confronted them during those difficult first years on foreign soil.  

The 2019 Greek Festival chair is Mary Jo Naschke. The event promises a rich cultural experience at an event that features the best in food, drink, entertainment and history. A celebration of Hellenism, the Greek Festival is designed to welcome visitors to a community steeped in tradition and brimming with hospitality.