Thousands are poised to gather on Monroe Street in Detroit for the city’s 20th annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Sunday, April 10 in the city’s historic Greektown neighborhood.
The family-friendly parade features traditional dancers and musicians, floats by local schools and businesses, church and non-profit groups, collegiate groups, the Bloomfield Hills Police Honor Guard, mascots from the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers, entertainment from the Detroit Pistons and more.
Greek Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 25 and commemorates the start of the country’s revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.
The Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, with thousands of attendees coming from Michigan, Ohio and Canada.
The Parade Committee is still welcoming sponsors and volunteers. Sponsorships help fund the Parade Committee’s local student scholarships and ensure the parade’s success.
The Parade Committee is also seeking volunteers to help with setting up, managing the dignitary and pre-parade reception, offering general information to parade-goers, keeping the parade on time as assistant pacers and other duties.
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