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FDF 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 46th annual Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival (FDF) in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, February 16-19, 2023!

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Here are a few things to know for FDF 2023 (we will continue to update this page with more information):

  • Opening Ceremony, Thursday, 2/16/2023
    • We invite you to attend the FDF 2023 Opening Ceremony, Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM Mountain Time! Our Opening Ceremony will celebrate and kick off FDF weekend, with an opening prayer, a welcome from the FDF Management Team and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, and then we will introduce participating groups as they parade across the stage. Bring your best kefi – group outfits, banners, and more – to the Opening Ceremony! We ask groups to arrive at the Opening Ceremony early – more information is to come.
  • FDF Scholarship Opportunities
    • FDF is dedicated to helping young participants further their education! If you are a student between your senior year of high school – junior year of college, and are participating in FDF 2023, you could be eligible for a FDF scholarship! Letters of recommendation are due December 30. Learn how you could qualify for a scholarship here.
  • Group Diakonia Projects
    • The Diakona Project encourages dance and choral groups to serve others and to participate in giving back to your communities. If your dance or choral group participates in a Diakonia Project, we would like to highlight your inspirational efforts in the Oli Mazi Magazine! Please let us know about your project by January 3. Find out more details on how to submit your Diakonia Project to FDF here.
  • Place an ad in the Oli Mazi Magazine and the FDF Live Stream
    • Purchase ad space in the Oli Mazi from ¼ to a full page. You can also feature your ad on our live stream, which would be visible during competition breaks. Ads are due January 3. Contact olimazi@yourfdf.org to secure an ad.

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