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Vancouver’s Greek Day on Broadway

Greek Day on Broadway

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.

 

Where and When

Greek Day on Broadway returns 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. The event runs from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm.

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 at Balaclava Street
A Greek dance performance on Broadway

 

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.

 

Alexander the Great Dancers
Alexander the Great Greek Dancers

 

2022 Main Stage Schedule

Every year Greek Day on Broadway features a range of live entertainment performances that showcase Greek culture. Below is the 2022 schedule of performers.

  • 11:00 am – DJ Demetre
  • 11:30 am – Gradina Serbian Dancers
  • 12:00 pm – Musiki Parea
  • 1:00 pm – Opening Ceremony
  • 2:00 pm – Evi Vassious (Greek Dance Lessons)
  • 3:00 pm – Cretan Association of BC Dance Group
  • 3:30 pm – Loukoumades Eating Contest
  • 4:00 pm – Cretan Dance Group
  • 4:30 pm – Tharros
  • 5:00 pm – Messinian Brotherhood of BC Anemos Greek Dance Group

 

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Greek Day on Broadway Video

To give you a good idea of what Greek Day on Broadway looks like, check out the video below. It shows what the event looked like in 2022.

As you’ll see in the video, West Broadway is lined with vendor stalls and the street is full of people. The main stage was at the far west end of the venue, but there was music in other places too. There was also lots of delicious food for sale from various vendors.

 

 

Other Information

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.

 

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