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Posted on: April 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Cultural Exchange set for Friday, June 18 at Dodge Park

As part of its “Break-Free Blast” series of events, the city of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold the 2021 Cultural Exchange on Friday, June 18, from 6-10 p.m. under the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion.

The event is free and open to the public. However, due to capacity limitations, advance registration will be mandatory for admittance. Free overflow parking will be available at the Senior Center and across the street at the Community Center.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2021 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, educational and cultural displays from area groups and retailers, and cuisine from area food trucks. The City is currently seeking support for the event. Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor, culturally-related organizations that would like to have a display table, and dance troupes and entertainment groups interested in performing are encouraged to call the City at (586) 446-2473.

The City will follow all public health protocols in place at that time to keep attendees safe. Since we will not be able to offer the traditional complimentary buffet of food samples, there will be a variety of food trucks on site for food and beverage purchases.

“The evening is really a great chance for people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate their similarities more than their differences,” said Ethnic Community Committee Chair Carmen Williams. “We are looking forward to participation from the many nationalities in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas.”

The eleven-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. 

For more information about the Cultural Exchange, call Community Relations at (586) 446-2470.

About The City of Sterling Heights


Founded in 1968, the City of Sterling Heights continues to be a vibrant, inclusive community for residents and businesses that is safe, active, progressive and distinctive. The Sterling Heights 2030 Visioning Plan creates a bold vision for an exceptional quality of life, offering distinctive neighborhoods, a world-class library, 31 parks and green spaces, and low tax and crime rates. With roughly 133,000 residents, it is the second largest suburb in Metro Detroit, and the fourth largest city in Michigan. To learn more, visit


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Media with questions or those looking to schedule an interview can contact Community Relations Director Melanie Davis at 586.446.2471 (o), 586.303.0923 (m) or email:

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