The Greektown Heritage Fest returns to downtown Detroit on Saturday

Detroit is hosting its third annual Greektown Heritage Festival today after a two-year hiatus.

The event is free to all attendees and runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Monroe St between Beaubien and St. Antoine in downtown Detroit. It was first launched in 2018 to celebrate the neighborhood’s Greek heritage.

Enjoy music from Greek musicians and a live DJ, traditional dance performances, and plenty of food and drink. The highlight of the menu is roast lamb with over 500 pounds served.

The program for Saturday July 30:

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Aegean Roots
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Hellenic Society of Performing Arts Dancers
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Enigma
  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Detroit Cretan Pseloretes
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: DJ Nico Blu

“The Greektown Heritage Festival is truly a celebration of all things Greek – dance, music, food, drink and more,” said Athina Papas, Board Chair and President of the Greektown Neighborhood Partnership. “On behalf of the Greektown Neighborhood Partnership and the business owners and families of Greektown, I would like to thank our sponsor partners whose support helps ensure the success of the festival, including Hollywood Casino in Greektown, Bedrock, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Fabiano Brothers, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Gold Star products.”

For more information, visit the Greektown Neighborhood Partnership website.

David H. Henry