Greek Day on Broadway is a Vancouver street party in late June that features Greek culture, food, music, entertainment and market vendors in Kitsilano.
Vancouver Greek Street Party
Greek Day on Broadway is one of Vancouver’s premier pedestrian-only events. It attracts tens of thousands of people most years and is apparently Vancouver’s longest-running festival.
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Where and When
In 2020 Greek Day on Broadway was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28, from 11 in the morning until around 9 o’clock at night. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It doesn’t look like the event happened in 2021 either, at least not in its usual format.
Greek Day on Broadway is scheduled to return on Sunday, June 26th in 2022. The street party takes place on West Broadway in Kitsilano along the five blocks between MacDonald and Blenheim, so from the 2800 block of Broadway to the 3200 block.
Greek Day Activities
Activities at the Greek Day on Broadway event usually include a Kids’ Zone, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment including performances by various community Greek dance groups, many of whom also often perform at the Greek Food Festival in Surrey earlier in June.
If you like Greek food and Greek music, or just want to have fun while learning more about Greek culture, this is a great event to check out.
2019 Main Stage Schedule
Every year Greek Day on Broadway features a range of live entertainment performances that showcase Greek culture. Below is the 2019 schedule of performers to give you an idea of what to expect in 2022.
- 11:40 am – Gradina – Serbian Folk Dancers
- 12:00 pm – Akrites – Seattle
- 12:20 pm – Saints Nicholas and Dimitrios Greek School
- 12:40 pm – Socrates Greek School
- 1:00 pm – Opening Ceremony
- 2:00 pm – Akrites – Seattle
- 2:20 pm – Tharros Greek Dance Academy
- 2:40 pm – Diaspora Hellenic Dancing Official (Seniors)
- 3:00 pm – Diaspora Hellenic Dancing Official (Adults)
- 3:20 pm – Tharros Greek Dance Academy (Youth)
- 3:40 pm – Cretan Agrimakia
- 4:00 pm – Cretan Minotavri
- 4:20 pm – Enosis
- 4:40 pm – Alexander the Great/Zefyros (Pontian)
- 5:00 pm – Tharros Greek Dance Academy (Nisiotiko Suite)
- 5:20 pm – Anemos Greek Dance Group
- 5:40 pm – H Parea (St. George’s Hellenic Community of Vancouver)
- 6:00 pm – Yiannis Sahamis & Band LIVE
For more information, see the Greek Day Heritage Month website.
If you plan to attend the Greek Day festival then check out Kitsilano for other things to do in the area. And if you love Greek things and this sort of event, then also visit the Surrey Greek Food Festival which takes place in Surrey during the first half of June, or Greek Summerfest which happens in Vancouver on Boundary Road in mid-July.
For other festivals and similar events at other times, check out Vancouver’s Festivals and Events Calendar.