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. Greeks and non-Greeks throng the street indulging in famous Greek food (e.g., souvlaki) and watching traditional Greek dancing such as Zorba. There are also a number of Greek pastry stores on Broadway that will tempt you to pop in and buy an authentic Greek pastry such as baklava.
Where and When
Greek Day on Broadway was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned 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.
The exact date for the event in June 2023 is to be confirmed. We’re guessing it’ll happen on June 25th, but we don’t know for sure.
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 (who doesn’t!), or just want to have fun while learning more about Greek culture, this is a great event to check out.
2022 Main Stage Schedule
Every year Greek Day on Broadway features a range of live entertainment performances that showcase Greek culture. Below was the 2022 schedule of performers. The 2023 lineup will likely be comparable.
- 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
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.
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.