St. Elias Orthodox Church
Antiochian Archdiocese
716 Copeland Ave, La Crosse, WI
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50th Annual Mediterranean Festival

Mediterranean Festival

July 21 2024   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

on St. Elias Church Grounds (716 Copeland Ave)

Please join us at the 50th Annual Mediterranean Festival. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to this multicultural celebration. The festival is free to attend and includes live entertainment, delicious food, a look at the exquisite iconography inside the church, and so much more!


  • Live Music, Singers and Dancers
    • Bulgarian bagpipe and gadulka players
    • Maritza
    • Winona Folk Dancers
  • Church Tours by Fr. Nicholas Hanna 
  • Arabic Tea offered by Anne Davis
  • Iconography demonstration and sale by Drazen Dupor
  • Silent Auction
  • Face painting
  • And more...



12:00pm    Welcome prayer


12:20-1:10 pm  Bulgarian Musicians

1:00 pm             Arabic Tea Time

1:15- 2:00 pm   Maritza

1:30 pm            Church Tour

2:00 pm            Arabic Tea Time

2:00-2:40 pm    Winona Folk Dancers

2:30 pm            Church Tour + St. Elias Festival singers

2:45-3:00 pm    Balkan Singers

3:00 pm            Arabic Tea Time

3:15-4:00 pm    Maritza with Folk Dancers

4:00-4:15 pm    Balkan Singers

4:15-4:30 pm    Announcements

                         St. Elias Festival singers

4:30-5:00 pm    Drumming and Open dance floor


Chicken Kebab Meal - $22

  • 2 Kebabs served with Syrian Rice, Greek Salad, Tzatziki sauce, Pita & Hummus

Sliced Lamb Meal - $22

  • Sliced lamb meat served with Syrian Rice, Greek Salad, Tzatziki sauce, Pita & Hummus

Falafel and Tzatziki Meal - $16

  • Falafel meal served with Syrian Rice, Greek Salad, Tzatziki sauce, Pita & Hummus


  • Beer & Greek wine tent on site
  • Soda, water

Ethnic Bake Sale

  • Homemade delicacies from Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and more... reflecting the various ethnic backgrounds of the parishioners. 


  • Zalabee (Syrian/Lebanese fried and sugared bread) - one for $3  or two for $5
  • Will be prepared hot and fresh on the grounds and then covered lightly with sugar and cinnamon.

To purchase meal tickets in advance:

send TEXT MESSAGE with the code to number 608-719-4454

Text CHK for Chicken Kebab Meal

Text LAM for Sliced Lamb Meal

Text FAL for Falafel Meal


PAPER TICKETS are available through July 20th at MARKOS APPAREL:
303 Pearl St, Downtown La Crosse
1:30-5:30 PM weekdays,
11-5 PM Saturdays, 11-3 PM Sundays
or call 608.784.8224 for information


Tickets may also be purchased the day of the festival at the door AS AVAILABLE.

We accept cash and most debit/credit cards. 

For more information please call
(608) 782-8641 or email us at


St. Elias is a small church that relies heavily on the generous donations

and regular contributions of our parish members, friends and those who have historical ties to the church. A sincere thank you for any support you can offer for the well-being and long term survival of St. Elias.

May God be with you!

  • Sat

    5:00pm Vespers
  • Sun

    8:45am Matins (Morning Prayers)
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
  • Sat

    5:00pm Vespers

St. Elias Orthodox Church * 716 Copeland Ave * P.O. Box 3176 * La Crosse, WI 54602-3176