A much-anticipated event celebrating the City of Sterling Heights' many cultures will take place Friday, June 18, 2021. The City of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2021 Cultural Exchange from 6-10 p.m. in the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion. The public is encouraged to attend this celebrated event. You must pre-register for this event, and show proof of registration at the door.
The 2021 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, cuisine from a variety of food trucks and educational cultural displays from area groups and retailers. Cultures represented will include African-American, Bulgarian, Chaldean, Filipino, German, Indian, Irish, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Scottish, Slovakian, Turkish and more. A minimum suggested donation of $1 is requested. Last year's event drew nearly 1,000 people.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and mask protocol will be required to ensure a safe environment.
Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor, groups or organizations that are interested in having a table display and dance troupes and entertainment groups interested in performing are encouraged to call Community Relations at (586) 446-2470.
"The evening is really a great chance for people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate their similarities more than their differences," said Carmen Williams, chairman of the Ethnic Community Committee. "We are looking forward to participation from all the different nationalities in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas."
The 11-member Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee was formed in 1990. Its goals include developing understanding and improving the communication among diverse races and ethnic groups in the City.