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Come, Be Greek For A Day!

Experience traditional Greek culture with a community spirit at 2023 GreekFest Aug. 17-20

In-Focus | Published August 3, 2023

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — 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 10,000 people from throughout the metro Detroit area over the four-day weekend. This year’s GreekFest kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 4 pm and runs through Sunday, Aug. 20. Festival-goers will enjoy live entertainment, Greek dancing, exciting marketplace shopping, Church tours, a special exhibit in the Hellenic Room, kids’ tent and games, rides, inflatables, magicians, jugglers and more, delicious Greek pastries, Taverna, surprise celebrities and much more! 

GreekFest hours are Thursday, Aug. 17, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 18, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m  (carryout 4-8 p.m. daily)

The Grand Opening ceremony takes place on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5:00 p.m. Community leaders will be recognized. Rotating bands of Greek Music will perform throughout the weekend. Highlights always are the Assumption dance groups providing colorful entertainment, including the Hellenic Society for the Performing Arts, with costumes and dances from the regions of Greece.  

This year we welcome Irish, Ukrainian and Polish dancers who will perform the dances of their cultures! Open dancing follows with Assumption Dancers teaching the easy steps of Greek dancing throughout the weekend - audience participation is welcomed! 

The Grand Raffle will be held on Sunday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is a Meira T Gold Diamond necklace ($3,170 value) , donated by Ahee Jewelers,  Third Prize is $500 and Fourth Fifth and Sixth Prizes are $200.  Tickets are $10 each. Purchase online at or stop by Assumption’s office. A Daily 50-50 drawing will also be held. 

Free Parking and Shuttle Service is available. Valet service is available. Regular admission is $3 and children under 12 years of age are admitted free. 

A portion of proceeds from the Festival will benefit community programs Cops for Kids, Focus Detroit, and Cass Community Social Services. 

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