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Ukrainian Independence Day Festival at Tryzubivka
By Eugene A. Luciw

A perfect summer day welcomed nearly 3,000 festival-goers at the 28th Annual Ukrainian Independence Day Folk Festival, on Sunday, August 25, at the Ukrainian American Sport Center - Tryzubivka. The shady festival glade was adorned with the flags of the United States and Ukraine, and with the vibrant and colorful Ukrainian embroideries, folk arts and crafts, jewelry, emblems, motifs and wares displayed by the vendors.

Ukrainians, haling, directly or through ancestry, from nearly all regions of Ukraine, demonstrated solidarity with their homeland and with all fellow Ukrainians: Beautiful embroidered shirts and blouses, flags, Tryzubs, Ukrainian sports and thematic jerseys and our beautiful colors and language affirmed the presence of Ukraine’s immortal and immutable spirit, well before the concert had even started. Read More »

Representatives of the Republic of Korea awarded “Ambassador of Peace” Medals
and Citations to Ukrainian American Korean War and DMZ Conflict Veterans.

At this Philly-area Ukrainian Folk Festival, mad dance moves, pierogi, beer, and heritage swirl together

By Grace Dickinson, Updated: August 22, 2019

It was the final rehearsal for the Ukrainian Folk Festival, a long-running tradition, returning to Horsham Township’s Tryzub Ukrainian American Sports Center for its 28th year this Sunday, Aug. 25. It falls a day after Ukraine’s Independence Day, officially declared on Aug. 24, 1991. The Tryzub festival is one of the longest-running Independence Day festivals in the United States. Most of the festival’s 3,000 attendees are Ukrainian American, but in recent years, about 35 percent were non-Ukrainian. They show up for the sausage and pierogies, the martial arts-inspired dance moves, and the folky tunes from instruments like the accordion and the wooden flute, swirling together into high-tempo melodies. But they also connect on a deeper level. Read More »

Festival at Horsham's Tryzub center captures colors, sounds and flavors of Ukraine
By Brian Bingaman, August 22, 2019

First presented 28 years ago, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Folk Festival at the Tryzub Ukrainian American Sport Center is back to excite your senses with music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.

It will be held noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the center at County Line and Lower State roads in Horsham. Admission is $15, $10 for students, free to youths under 15.

The festival's celebration of cultural and ethnic heritage features the colors and symbolism of the delicate pysanka Ukrainian Easter eggs, the acrobatic and energetic hopak dance, kolomiyka (polka) and folk songs, and draws around 3,000 people each year, according to Gene Luciw, the chairman of the Ukrainian Folk Festival Committee and Tryzub Ukrainian American Sport Center's director of media and public relations. Read More »

Innesa Performs Vittorio Monti's "Czardas":
Video courtesy of Ivan Warnega

Iskra and Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensembles perform “Arkan”
A Hutsul Carpathian Men’s Circle Dance

Video Courtesy of Ivan Warnega

Video: ISKRA AND VOLOSHKY Ukrainian Dance Ensembles perform Hopak, the world's most exciting folk dance
Video Courtesy of Wolodymyr Katolik

Photo Gallery - Festival 2019 - Christine Syzonenko


28th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival
Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Celebrating the 28th Anniversary of
Ukraine's Independence

Homemade Ukrainian Ethnic
 Foods & Baked Goods


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.

Featured Performers:

Special Guests:


У Філадельфії пройшов один з найбільших українських фестивалів на східному узбережжі США. “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

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 Fun Area:
Free Amusements, Face-Painting,
Balloons and Cartoons
Live “Characters with Character”

Photo courtesy of Christine Syzonenko

A Celebration of Liberty and Unity


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.


 Sponsor  Friend of UASC Tryzub



Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery - Festival 2018 - Christine Syzonenko

Photo Gallery - Festival 2018 - Kathy Park Photography


Photo Gallery - Festival 2017

Photo Gallery - Festival 2016

Photo Gallery - Festival 2015

Photo Gallery - Festival 2014

Festival 2013 photos:

Festival 2010 photos:

Festival 2009 photos:

Festival 2008 photos:

Photos Courtesy of Christine Syzonenko

Ukrainian American Sport Center - Tryzub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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