The city of Troy, Michigan was established when Johnson Miles purchased land and turned it into a homestead. Today, the locality is known as one of the safest cities in Michigan. Nationwide, it ranks in the top 20 safest cities in the United States.
Troy Michigan has many attractions and places to visit, including:
- The Troy Historic Village
- The Stage Nature Center
- The Bhartiya Temple
The city also hosts some interesting and entertaining annual events. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of them.
Opa! Fest is an annual festival organized by the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. It’s happening towards the end of June. Everyone can come to help them celebrate their national heritage. The event is all filled with traditional Greek food, music, and dances. You can also take part in an “Iron Chef” cooking contest. The festival presents cultural exhibitions. Those explain the traditions of the people of Greece. Some also cover the specifics of the Greek Orthodox Church. If you like this culture, you can visit the Plaka market to buy:
- Greek fashion accessories
- Authentic Greek food
- Household items
Troy Historic Village
Troy Historic Village hosts the annual Spools Out for Summer events. It’s on Thursday evenings in June, July, and August. At this event, you are invited to take part in historical craft projects. Come with family and friends! Paper scrolling, turning fleece into yarn, and knitting are a few of the amazing activities offered at this event.
Troy Family Daze Festival
The Troy Family Daze Festival is one of the favorite events in this city. Locals gather with their families for a weekend in mid-September. They enjoy live entertainment, a carnival, talent shows, and children’s activities. You’ll also have access to delicious food stands. And what better way to end a day like this than with a fireworks show!
Not in My School Film Festival
Every October, the city of Troy hosts the “Not in My School” film festival. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the anti-bullying campaign. All students are invited to submit short videos on the issue of bullying. Once submitted, the films are viewed, judged and the best ones are then rewarded. These are then presented to the public.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Troy, MI celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each year with an adult scavenger hunt. It’s hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. It will take place at local establishments throughout the city. Those under the age of majority may not take part in this event. Assemble your team and have fun while enjoying a barbeque on one of the finest barbeques out there a Big Green Egg.
New Year’s Fest
The event features 24 artists performing in 11 buildings. Musical entertainment includes:
- Classical music
- Rhythm and blues
- Contemporary Christian music
You can also enjoy magic acts. This makes the event ideal for families with children. Delicious food is available all day at many venues. Make sure to check out all the fun and exciting things to do in Troy, Michigan
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