Cultural events provide an excellent educational opportunity as well as fun new experiences for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the food, music, dance, and history of another culture, and gain a deeper understanding about the background of your neighbors, friends, or even your own family heritage. It is a chance to go on an adventure without a passport or a plane ticket. You don't even have to pack a bag. Just bring the kids and keep an open mind as you explore. Every year for the past 42 years, the Michiana Greek Festival has aimed to provide the community with insight into the customs, traditions, and culture of Greece. The event includes delicacies, performances, a traditional marketplace, and much more. Admission is only $3, and the event is appropriate for all ages. It's a great way for Michiana residents to spend a weekend with their family in a unique and fun way.
This year, the Michiana Greek Festival took place on the weekend of June 9th at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church located on Ironwood. The event is always open to the public, and residents of all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcomed and highly encouraged to come check out the festivities. This long running event has drawn a diverse crowd of attendees year after year. It is a family friendly event with something for everyone to do, including activities and games for the kids. It is a celebration of Greek culture, and you are sure to discover many fascinating new things each year. Some in attendance over the weekend have been coming to the Michiana Greek Festival since its first year.
Events such as these help to bring the community together, both physically as well as on a deeper level. Removing the mystery surrounding other cultures helps the community to embrace diversity and accept those who have a different perspective on the world than themselves. Each culture has something valuable to share, and it is important to recognize that ultimately we have more similarities than differences between us.
Although this year's Michiana Greek Festival has already wrapped up, you can look forward to next year if this is something that is of interest to you. The event typically takes place during the beginning of summer, so keep your eyes peeled for advertisements and announcements around town. Our blog will provide readers with information and dates for the next Michiana Greek Festival as the date approaches, as well as let you know about the many other interesting festivals and events taking place in the area. If you've missed out on this year's event and its offerings of food, fun, and learning, don't let it happen again. Michiana Business Review helps our readers keep their finger on the pulse of the city, and lets you know about all the great things happening all around you on a regular basis. You'll be amazed just how much you have been missing out on.