Ukrainian Festival 2017 (09/02/2017)

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Ukrainian Festival September 2 and 3, 2017
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Saturday September 2 

Dinner Dance & Show at the Handlery Hotel

6:00 pm – Registration and Cocktails
6:30 pm – Diner Served

Featuring: Chervona Kalyna Dance Ensemble from Los Angeles (Website, Facebook, Youtube).

Plus: Andriy Kytasty, Uliana Vorobey (Facebook, Twitter) and Olya Konoval.

$79 adult /$25 child (under 12)  by August 18
$91 adult /$25 child (under 12) after August 18
$100 at the door, if any are available – seating is limited –

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Festival Tickets

Special hotel rate available. See below.

Sunday September 3
Lawn Program/Food Sales, Balboa Park, following by a vatra/bonfire at the beach

12:00 – Food sales
2:00 – Lawn program at House of Ukraine in Balboa Park
Bonfire at Crown Point park Mission Bay after lawn program

Special rate available at the Handlery Hotel

Address: 950 Hotel Circle North San Diego
Phone: 619.298.0511
Please mention House of Ukraine

Volunteers needed to help with food prep and sales on Sunday September 3 at Balboa Park.
It’s fun! Please sign up here.

Commemorative special edition San Diego Ukrainian Festival 2017 mugs are now available!

This first issue of collectable mugs commemorates an important event in the life of the San Diego Ukrainian community. A group of Ukrainian artists have recently redesigned the interior of the House of Ukraine. The focus of the new exhibit is a painting of the legendary Kozak Mamai by Lviv artist Orest Skop and is featured on these mugs.

This limited edition will be available for purchase at the House of Ukraine Festival on Saturday September 2 during the Dinner Dance and on Sunday September 3 at the House of Ukraine.

Since there is a limited number of mugs available, you may reserve your mug in advance by email ([email protected]). Please indicate your name, number of mugs, where you would like to pick them up (Zabava or House of Ukraine).

Mugs are $10 each.

Festival 2017 Flyer


Community Events

  • Pysanka Master Class with Saida Sharapova: Beginner level, group 2

    When: June 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Location: Hall of Nations in Balboa Park, 2191 West Pan American Rd, San Diego, CA 92101

    At Pysanka master class – Beginner level at 10 a.m. you will learn how to create real Pysanka from the very beginning. Just two hours of work and you will create a real Pysanka, all by yourself!

    Price is $50 for 2-hour master class per person (cash, check or PayPal) and includes all supplies.

    There are only 5 spots available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Save your spot – pay today with PayPal.

    All proceeds will go to humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

  • Russian Shame-Protest Against the Rape of Women in Ukraine

    Saturday, May 28th at 1pm: Russian Shame-Protest Against the Rape of Women in Ukraine
    Location: Balboa Park
    Address: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    Bring: Signs, flags, Ukrainian shirts, etc.

    Join Our Worldwide Protest Against Sexual Violence Towards Women and children. Rape has been widely used as a Weapon of War in Ukraine. This protest will take place on the same day in other cities in the US and around the world.

    On May 28th, we will stand with and empathize with Ukrainian women and children who have become the victims of torture and rape by the Russian soldiers. This protest originated in Latvia and Estonia by brave women who stood partially naked in front of the Russian Embassy, with their hands tied behind their backs, white shirts smeared in red paint, and flower reefs on their heads. Let this visual be an inspiration to you. We encourage everyone to find some old white clothes they don’t mind covering in red paint for this event or use washable paint. A good visual speaks louder than a thousand words.

    This is your chance to stand up for the women and children of Ukraine who have been violated. This is your opportunity to give them a voice.

    If you don’t want your children to attend we will have a child watch set up through the Ukrainian School at the Hall of Nations.

    If you are a man: please come and support us, bring signs, Ukrainian and American flags (or your country flags if you are not American), Ukrainian embroidered or themed shirts, or wear Ukrainian colors.

    If you are a woman: try to dress in white or very light clothing, if possible paint “blood” stains on them (you can use washable paint) and  wear a flower reef if you have one.


  • Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day

  • Stand With Ukraine

  • Breaking Down Walls project by The Metro Film and Arts Foundation

  • Meeting with Immigration Attorney Rachel Konrad

  • Stand With Ukraine
House of Ukraine Cottage Museum
667 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA