Public event by Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade
“We invite you to join us as at the 18th Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade in historic Greektown, Detroit, on Sunday, April 14.
One hundred and ninety-eight years ago, on March 25, 1821, our ancestors in Greece declared independence from the Ottoman Empire, re-establishing freedom and democracy in our beloved country. To observe and celebrate Greek Independence Day, communities throughout the world hold parades each year. The Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade, now in its 18th year, is one of the largest cultural parades in the United States, with thousands of Hellenes from Michigan, Ohio and Canada gathering in Greektown for the celebration.
A reception for dignitaries and community members begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Suites Hotel in Greektown, and includes performances by and photos with our Detroit Evzones. The parade begins at 3:00 p.m. on Monroe Street, beginning in Campus Martius Park and traveling through Greektown. A brief post-parade program will follow, including music and dancing.
We hope that you will join us and celebrate the values of democracy and freedom treasured by Greeks and Americans alike, and to recognize the many contributions of Greek-Americans in Michigan. Opa! “