DTE Energy Foundation Ethnic Heritage Festival

Join us for a day-long celebration of music, dance and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home.

This event is free to attend, and sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation.


11:00 Lithuanian Youth Dance Group – Meijer Theater               
11:30 Alphorngruppe "Alpentraum". – Meijer Theater               
1:30  Conklin Ceili Band – Meijer Theater                     
2:30  Hellenic Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – Meijer Theater               
3:30 Ardan Academy of Irish Dance    - Meijer Theater   
4:00  WaZoBia multi-ethnic drumming – 1st floor    

Henna Art

Noon to 2:00 Henna art application 1st floor Barrel Factory                 

Planetarium schedule: 2nd floor

Showing Everybody’s Sky 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm
Showing Under Starlit Skies 3pm
Please note: Seating limited.
Timed tickets necessary: available free of charge by “A is for Automobiles”

Café – 2nd floor

Special hours - open from 9am to 4:30pm
Featuring ethnic desserts:
Apple Strudel (German)
Almond Banket (Dutch)
Cannoli (Italian)
Trifle (British)

Beer Tasting – 3rd floor Overlook Room 1pm to 4pm

Sample beers from around the world. (Subject to availability)
Must be 21 to enter.
$6 – Tickets available at Overlook Room
England Strong Bow Cider
Portugal Super Bock
Scotland Orkney Skull Splitter
Michigan Atwater Voodoo Vator
Weinstephaner Germany
Canada Unibrou Blanc de Chambly
England Dorothy Goodbody
Belgium Grotten Brown Ale
China Tsing Tao

Collaborating Organizations

1st Floor
Underground Rail Roadshow
Congress of North American Bosniaks
Gaelic League/Irish American Club of West Michigan
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Multicultural Language School
Grand Valley American Indian Lodge
Polish Heritage Society
West Michigan Korean Association
Lithuanian American Community of Grand Rapids

2nd Floor
Finnish American Society of West Central Michigan
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids, Inc.
Latvian Association of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Scottish Society
Grand Rapids Historical Society
Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan

February 5, 2011
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm