25th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival
Sunday, August 28, 2016
12:00 8:00 P.M.

Over 2,500 Gathered at the Ukrainian America Sport Center – Tryzub to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s IndependenceOver 2,500 Gathered at the Ukrainian America Sport Center Tryzub to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ukraines Independence

Sun., Aug. 28, Horsham, PA - The Ukrainian and American flags danced in the brilliant sunshine and mild breezes of another delightful summer afternoon at the Ukrainian American Sport Center-Tryzub. The intense, varied and complex thoughts, prayers and emotions of the gathering crowd were palpable. 

Ukrainians, haling, directly or through ancestry, from nearly all regions of Ukraine, demonstrated solidarity with their homeland and her people through their spirited attendance, clothing and accessories: Beautiful embroideries and folk costumes (including also those of our Crimean Tatar Ukrainians), flags, tryzubs, Ukrainian sports and thematic jerseys and our beautiful language affirmed the presence of Ukraine’s immortal and immutable spirit. Read more »

Գ . “One of the largest Ukrainian Festivals on the US East Coast took place in the Philadelphia area”, a report by Voice of America journalist, Alex Yanevsky

 

Video Highlights of Festival 2016

 

Full Length Video of Festival 2016 Concert

 

Ukrainian Folk Festival marks 25 years

Ukrainian Folk Festival marks 25 yearsIntelligencer
Intelligencer newspaper, August 29, 2016

The Ukrainian Folk Festival on the grounds of the Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham marked its 25th year celebrating the country's culture, food and spirit. Read more »

 

 

Bucks County Herald Photo Gallery by “Debby High”

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of
Ukraine's Independence

Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the full essence of Ukrainian folk art, song, music, and dance.  From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous rhythm and power of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance - and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the 25th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival.

“UNITED UKRAINE – UNITED WITH US”

A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert
Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People, Their Struggle for Freedom and Dignity and Ukraine’s Entry into the Family of Advanced Democratic Nations!

The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program. The artistic unity underscores the theme: United Ukraine; United with Us.  

Recent events in Ukraine, the Euromaidan Protest and Revolution of Dignity as well as the twilight struggle against unlawful Russian aggression, have forged a unified Ukrainian national identity, both in Ukraine and in the Diaspora. America’s support of Ukraine’s commitment to a self-determined democratic future - to life, liberty, freedom and justice – has created permanent bonds of friendship between the two nations. This year’s festival honors these special relationships and developments.

Featured Performers:

 


Homemade Ukrainian Ethnic
 Foods & Baked Goods


Festival Vendors Welcome

Click for Application

Festival Food MenuFestival Vendors WelcomeFestival 2015

Ukrainian Folk Arts & Crafts
Market and Displays

  BBQ & Picnic Fare
      Drinks and Cool Refreshments

Children’s Area: Fun & Games,
Amusements and Free Face-Painting

Homemade Ukrainian Ethnic  Foods & Baked Goods

Photo courtesy of Christine Syzonenko

“UNITED UKRAINE – UNITED WITH US”

12:00pm – Live Music & Dancing - Concessions, Vendors’ Grove & Children’s Fun Open

1:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies
 
2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Outdoor Festival Concert in Park

4:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. - Social Dance (“ZABAVA”) – to Live Music
Vox Ethnika: traditional, modern, contemporary, Ballroom & Polka

Admission - $15; Students - $10; Children 14 & under - Free; Free Parking

Ukraine performers

Photo courtesy of Christine Syzonenko


Sponsor Friend of UASC Tryzub
UKRFCU Manor College

PROGRAM:

12:00 p.m. festival begins; vendors; food; kid's fun area, refreshments   
12:00 to 1:30 PM – Karpaty Orchestra: Music & Dancing    
1:30 PM 4:30 PM Concert in the Tryzub park

4:30 PM 8:00 PM Public Social Dance (Zabava)
Vox Ethnika Orchestra traditional, modern, ballroom and Polka

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Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery - Festival 2016
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157672093217540

Photo Gallery - Festival 2016

Photo Gallery - Festival 2015
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/albums/72157657627881839

Photo Gallery - Festival 2015

Photo Gallery - Festival 2014
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157646985313002/

Photos

Festival 2013 photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157635303356464/

Festival 2010 photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157624660669439/with/4917823475/

Festival 2009 photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157622141049328/

Festival 2008 photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157606951982441/
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Photos Courtesy of Christine Syzonenko