Ukrainian Folk Festival - 25th Annual
Celebrate the enduring, vibrant culture of a people that fights for freedom!
Horsham, Pa.—Sunday, August 28, 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The 25th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub (www.tryzub.org), County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA.
Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, we invite you to experience the 24th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL, celebrating the anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy a gala outdoor stage concert and show, a public social dance, homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, kid’s fun area, and Ukrainian hospitality.
“UNITED UKRAINE – UNITED WITH US”
A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert
Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People, Their Struggle for Freedom & Dignity & 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.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Vox Ethnika Orchestra
Violinist Innesa Tymochko Dekajlo
Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Living in Song Chamber Choir
Banner of Jasna Gora (Historical Re-enactors)
A Ukrainian Public Social Dance (Zabava) to live Ukrainian polka, ballroom, traditional and modern music by the THE VOX ETHNIKA BAND will follow the stage concert and show. Ukrainian ethnic foods, baked goods, standard picnic fare and cool refreshments will be plentiful. Also, enjoy a children’s fun area and a folk arts and crafts bazaar.
The sponsor is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charity: PROCEEDS BENEFIT YOUTH SPORTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING
Admission (Open to General Public): $15; Students - $10; kids under 15 free; Free Parking