A festival of all things Ukrainian

The Montreal Ukrainian Festival is packed with family-friendly activities

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Montreal Ukrainian Festival will feature three days packed with singing, dancing, food, and more. It is open to anyone who wants to experience the Ukrainian culture in a fun, exciting way.

Organized by the St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal, the festival aims to promote Ukrainian heritage and culture to the Montreal community. Over the past few years the event has grown, receiving more than 18,000 spectators from all over the province of Quebec, Ontario and North East of the United States.

Throughout the event, festival-goers are able to browse through many kiosks featuring Ukrainian cuisine, folk art and crafts, local businesses and information booths. They can also explore the Korchma Beer Garden and take in Ukrainian film screenings and a fashion show. To keep the young ones entertained, the festival has a supervised children’s area with games, face painting, handicrafts, and other activities.

The Montreal Ukrainian Festival will also showcase performances by various Ukrainian, Canadian and Quebec artists, singers, dancers, musicians, choirs and more.

Activities on Saturday and Sunday will take place in Parc Beaubien.

This year the festival runs from Sept. 6 to 8. Admission is FREE.

For more information about the festival, visit ukefestmontreal.org

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