Rochester Hills Youth Council Cultural Togetherness Fair

The Rochester Hills Youth Council will be celebrating a Cultural Togetherness Fair on Saturday May 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester University’s Garth Pleasant Arena. 

The purpose of the diverse event is to celebrate, recognize, and educate others about the many cultures in our community along with offering authentic food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Free food will be provided by a number of restaurants and cultural organizations within the Oakland County area, including Oceana Inn, Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage, Pita Way, and Mici Italian. 

After the success of last year’s event at Adams High School, the group opted for a larger space to be able to welcome even more people. 

“We are putting together this Cultural Fair to showcase different cultures around the world through food, art, and performances,” said Youth Council Member Shreya Pillai. “Exposure to different traditions and customs is incredibly insightful, so we are very excited to be able to bring that to the citizens of Rochester Hills.” 

Guests will enjoy a variety of performances such as the Motor City Irish Dancers, the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan, Raakhe Virse De, and more.

“I am so proud of the way our young leaders have stepped up to create this community event,” said City Council President Ryan Deel. “I encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy this opportunity to connect with the many cultures across the globe that call Rochester Hills home.”

The Garth Pleasant Arena is located at 800 W Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Admission is free but registration is required.

About the Rochester Hills Youth Council

The Rochester Hills Youth Council is a group of 15 students that represent each City Council district and are in grades 9th – 12th. Youth members serve for one year terms with the opportunity for reappointment. Terms run concurrent with the school year: September 1 through August 31. Those who would like to apply must live in Rochester Hills and be enrolled in high school for the 2022-2023 school year to be eligible. 

To apply, students can fill out their applications. The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Youth Council Liaison Katie Casey at

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