Assumption Cultural Center's GreekFest is the perfect annual summertime four-day, fun-filled event for the entire family. With authentic Greek food, entertainment and culture, GreekFest is an annual event that typically draws more than 12,000 people from throughout the metro Detroit area over the four-day weekend. This year's GreekFest kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 16, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 19.
Festival-goers will enjoy live entertainment, Greek dancing, exciting marketplace shopping, Church tours, kids' tent and rides, delicious Greek pastries, Taverna,surprise celebrities, and much more!
The Grand Opening ceremony takes place on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Dignitaries will be recognizedat the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
By popular demand, the music of Enigmawill delight the crowds. Assumption dance groups will provide colorful entertainment all weekend, including the Hellenic Society for the Performing Arts, with costumes and dances from the regions of Greece.Open dancing follows with Assumption Dancers teaching the easy steps of Greek dancing throughout the weekend - audience participation is welcomed!
Free Parking and Shuttle Service is available. Newly added valet service is provided for a nominal donation.
GreekFest hours are: Thursday, Aug. 16, 4-11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Regular admission is $2 and children under 12 years of age are admitted free.
Proceeds from the Festival will benefit outreach programs of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and Cultural Center, and Assumption Nursery School and Toddler Center. Cass Community Social Services will receive a portion of GreekFest proceeds.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is located at 21800 Marter Rd., in the communities of St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods.
For information, call (586) 779-6111 or visit www.assumptionfestival.com.