Arts, crafts, food, and rock 'n' roll take to the street at Greek Day in Vancouver
A big chunk of West Broadway is closed today (June 26) for the annual Greek Day celebration. The festivities will continue until 9:30 p.m.
I dropped by the street party west of Macdonald Avenue shortly after it opened and well before the big crowds had arrived.
There is no shortage of arts, crafts, and food available in the Greek-style agora (market).
Long & McQuade has set up a tent filled with musical-instrument "petting zoo" for people to try to play. Michael Rissling explained that there were even nose flutes.
Michael Rissling talks about the instruments people can play at Greek Day.
Long & McQuade has also set up a stage for live musical performances.
Young rockers take to the stage.
There are numerous booths set up on West Broadway. I dropped by Marlene Pykko's display of masks and puppetry.
"I started off with masks," she said. "As you can see on the back wall, they're basically spirits of nature."
Marlene Pykko describes the puppet she is holding.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ways to live. And for those looking for healthy food, Greek Day offers plenty of opportunities to indulge.