27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival
Sunday, August 26, 2018
12:00 8:00 P.M.

Celebrating the 26th 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 27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival.

Vendors Application

Homemade Ukrainian Ethnic
 Foods & Baked Goods


Festival Food MenuFestival 2017

Dance Group

A Celebration of Liberty and Unity

A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert
Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People
and Their Struggle for Freedom

The artists (dance troupes, musicians, singers and ensembles that have performed in previous years) have created a dynamic and integrated collaborative program.

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.

Hopak

Ukrainian Festival 2018 Promotional Video is coming soon

Featured Performers:

Singers

Special Guests:

Popstar singer-songwriter Iryna Lonchyna Efsane Crimean Tatar Ensemble
Popstar singer-songwriter Iryna Lonchyna Efsane Crimean Tatar Ensemble

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

 

Festival Featured on USA State Department’s Share America publication: In photos: Americans celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day 
By Mary Jane Maxwell, Aug 17, 2017

Singers

Every year in August, communities across America — from San Francisco, to Houston, to Chicago, to New York — celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day.

Nearly 900,000 people with Ukrainian heritage live in the United States. Many mark August 24, the day Ukraine gained its independence from the former Soviet Union... Read More »

 


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

A Celebration of Liberty and Unity

Program

12:00pm – 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

Purchase tickets online for only $10 » (Link is coming soon)
Tryzub members showing their cards at the gate will be admitted for $10.

 

Ukraine performers

Photo courtesy of Christine Syzonenko


Sponsor Friend of UASC Tryzub
UKRFCU Manor College

 

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Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery - Festival 2017
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7421005@N06/sets/72157688906155474/with/26425036119

Photo Gallery - Festival 2017

 

 

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