Fun at Elysian Field on May 22
At the Greektown Agora on May 22, visitors can also meet Greek Warriors at their tent. The Milchiean Hoplites (Ancient Greek citizen-soldiers) are a group of historians, researchers and history enthusiasts committed to collecting knowledge and reenacting what warfare would have been during the 5th and 4th centuries BC in the Ancient Greek world. The community is invited to visit their tent to take photos and ask questions about their equipment and garments – which are accurate reproductions of the originals – and learn about Greek history, language and achievements from them.
Greektown Chicago also encourages visitors to stay after the parade once they’ve shopped at the Greektown Agora, to watch the Orpheus Dance Troupe dancers perform at 5 p.m. at Elysian Field. These dancers will perform traditional Greek folk dances, and in doing so, educate audiences on the rich history of these customs. After the parade, events and performance, guests and community members are invited to grab dinner at any of the many Greektown restaurants.
During these Greek heritage celebrations before and after the parade, Greek music played by Jim Veikos of Mixology DJs at Elysian Field.