Oakland Greek Festival - May 20,21.22 2016 Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland Hills

from the Festival:

Food is an important part of the Greek Culture. We eat when we are happy, we eat when we are sad, and we eat just because…but the most important thing is that we eat together.With all of the food we offer, you will simply have to eat your way from one end to another. We have put our heart, soul and favorite Greek seasonings into our many delicious foods for you. From gyros and lamb sandwiches to wine and Frappe beverages, we want you to taste Greece!
Music drives the Greeks in every aspect of our lives. From the upbeat, toe-tapping sounds of the Bouzouki, to the soothing yet powerful Hymns of the Church, you will find each sound intoxicating. Greece will be evident throughout the Festival with our live music that will enchant you and bring out the inner Greek dancer, or you may choose to watch one of our many Greek dancing groups perform traditional village dances.

HOURS: 10am-11pm Friday & Saturday; 11am-9pm Sunday
WHERE: On the beautiful grounds of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland hills, below Highway 13, (510) 531-3400
ADMISSION: Adults $6, Children 12 & under are free.
Free admission on Friday from 10am-2pm and on Sunday from 5pm to closing.
PARKING: Free parking at the Mormon Temple, Ability Now Bay Area (formerly Cerebral Palsy Center) and Head Royce School.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the parking locations and Handicapped Parking available.
PREMIUM PARKING: $15 - Parking Pavilion
See the PARKING/DIRECTIONS page for more details!



Any public transit access?

Looks like there’s an AC transit stop on 39 and 339 routes for the church specifically.


If you can manage it, try to go on Friday. The crowds will be much smaller.

Here’s a link to AC Transit line 39 which runs about once an hour on weekdays (looks like only the 339 runs on weekends) from the Fruitvale BART station to a stop near the Greek Orthodox and Mormon Temples.


The AC Transit line 339 runs less frequentlly during the week but does run about twice an hour on weekends:


The “East” route is the one that goes from Fruitvale BART to the Church.

Also, since the Festival has free admission on Friday from 10am - 2 pm (also on Sunday from 5 pm until closing), and I don’t have a car, I was going to take a bus on Friday morning from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland (AC Transit line 57) to MacArthur Blvd. and Fruitvale Ave and then catch either the AC Transit 39 or 339 up the hill to the church.