Join us for the 21st Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade in the historic Greektown district in downtown Detroit. The parade is a celebratory, family-friendly, and community-oriented way to preserve and promote the proud Hellenic heritage of the Greek community in Detroit, Windsor and Southeast Michigan. Featuring 60+ groups, including church and student organizations, traditional dance groups, Evzones (Greek Honor Guards), church and community leaders, and more.
The Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade also helps support the Hellenic Museum of Michigan, through community grants and awards, school and collegiate outreach, and fundraising.
Schedule of Events:
12:00 p.m.: Doxology at Annunciation: Join His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas for a prayer service before the parade.
1:30 p.m.: Dignitary reception, dance performance and press preview inside the Atheneum Suite Hotel.
3:00 pm.: Parade begins from Campus Martius Park, travels up Monroe Street and through historic Greektown, then concludes at the Greektown Hotel. Dignitaries include Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Deputy Mayor of Detroit Todd Bettison, and Consul General of Greece in Chicago, Emmanouil Koubarakis.
4:00 p.m.: KEFI! Post-parade ceremony, dance performances and street festival.
5:00 p.m.: Stay for dancing and celebration at Exodus Rooftop Lounge!