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Posted on: June 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City celebrates diversity of cultures at annual Cultural Exchange on June 18

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. 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, 35 educational and cultural displays from area groups and organizations, and cuisine from area food trucks. Cultures represented will include African-American, Albanian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iraqi, Irish, Islamic, Tamils, Thai and more. 

“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. 

Food will be available to purchase from Estia Street Greek Food Truck, Jet’s Pizza, Mike’s Kabob Grille and Street Salad Food Truck. 

 Entertainment groups include:

  • Artistas Lantinx en Accion Siempre
  • Assyrian American Social Club
  • Gjergy Kastrioti Dance Group
  • Iskon Detroit Dance Group
  • Marium Quran Academy
  • Memorial Deaf Fellowship
  • Meraki Fashion Show
  • Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant
  • Shannon Irish Dance Company
  • Sunshine Chinese Dance Group
  • Tamils in Michigan
  • USP4GG Children’s Filipino Folk Dance
  • Thai-American Association of Michigan & Buddhist Meditation Center

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, 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, 26 neighborhood and five major parks, 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

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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