Discover Ukrainian culture in Canada and share the Ukrainian spirit at North America’s Largest Ukrainian Street Festival. This is your opportunity to experience Ukrainian culture and hospitality at its best. As always there will be non-stop entertainment with Ukrainian performers from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, the USA and Ukraine which will include dancers, vocalists and musicians. Don’t miss the YOUTH segment on the grand stage at Jane Street! And if you wish – join the dancing at the evening ZABAVA/Street Dance on both Friday and Saturday.

 

You will find vendor kiosks: delicious authentic Ukrainian food and beverages, beautiful souvenirs, interactive pavilions, and more. This year you can also enjoy SIDEWALK SALE shopping at the local Bloor West Village businesses. There is a midway for kids and youth. Take in the colourful parade on Saturday morning at 11am.

 

Festival Location: Bloor West Village, Toronto, between Jane St. and Glendowynne Rd. Ride The Rocket, Take The TTC, arrive at Jane station or Runnymede station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

 

2013 Festival Operating Dates and Hours  *** This is a rain or shine event!

 

   Friday, September 13

                 5:00 PM - Festival Opens

                 7:00 PM - Main Stage Show

                 10:30 PM - Zabava (Street Dance)

   Saturday, September 14

                 9:00 AM - Shop Bloor Street - Sidewalk Sale !

                 11:00 AM - Parade with Parade Marshal Chrystia Freeland

                 12:20 PM - Official Ceremonies and Main Stage Show

                 7:00 PM - Evening Main Stage Show

                 10:30 PM - Zabava (Street Dance)

   Sunday, September 15

                 10:30 AM - Ecumenical Church Service at Main Stage

                 12:00 PM - Youth Show at Main Stage

                 2:30 PM - Main Stage Show

                 5:30 PM - Closing Ceremonies

                 7:00 PM - Festival Closes

 

ALL THREE DAYS

Sidewalk Sale

Craft / Artesian Market

Children's Midway

Cultural Pavilions

Ukraine Pavilion

Buskers

Refreshment Garden

Food

Art Exhibits - KUMF Gallery & Runnymede Public Library

Entertainment on Jane and Runnymede Stages

Ukrainian Dance Lessons with Desna Ukrainian Dance Company

Sports Zone

Film Festival (Saturday and Sunday Only)       

 

 

 Click Here for your 2013 Program & Street Map

 

Our 2013 Performers

 

PERFORMERS

Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School
Boris Ostapienko (Bandurist)

Boyan Choir

Brian Cherwick – St. John’s

Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company - Edmonton
Chervoni Maky Vocal Ensemble

Colors Duo
Crazy Voda Band
Desna Ukrainian Dance Company of Toronto
Do Vira Jazz Band

Dobriansky Brothers – New York
Dunai Band
Kalyna Dance Ensemble -
Hamilton
Kozak System & Taras Chubay - Ukraine
Lira Trio

Millenia Band – Edmonton

Nadia Kobelak & Skopa Band

Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble – New York

Todaschuk Sisters - Winnipeg
Ukraina School of Arts
Vanguard Concert and Marching Band

Vasyl Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band

Vesnianka Dance Group

Zirka Band
Zoloti Struny Bandura Ensemble
Zubrivka Ensemble

 

YOUTH

Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School
Dudaryk Boys Choir
Dunai Dancers
Kateryna Shelehova
Melodia Ukrainian Vocal Youth Group
Mykola and Mihailo Panczenko
Rosa “The Dew” Quartet
Ukrainian Academy of Dance
Ukrainian School of Dance
Valentyna Butenko and Adriana Tuz
Yavir School of Ukrainian Dance
Zayvir Choir

 

MCs:

Andrij Dobriansky - New York

Yarko Dobriansky - New York

Julia Drozdowsky

Laryssa Wynnyckyj


Check back regularly for exciting additions to our line-up more Festival information!

 

 
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