The Baltimore Ukrainian Festival Committee is a non-profit tax-exempt group under UCCA - Ukrainian Congress Committee of America established September 1976.
The Baltimore Ukrainian Festival Committee’s mission and purpose is to continue the tradition of sharing Ukrainian culture and heritage throughout the state of Maryland and to participate in the Baltimore Showcase of Nations Ukrainian Festival, the International Festival, World Folk Festival and Flagship Ukrainian Film Festivals.
The Annual Ukrainian Festival was held in the month of July from 1976-1995. In 1996, the annual date was changed to the month of September due to cooler weather. The festival site has been held throughout Baltimore in various places. In the early years Baltimore City Mayors would encourage ethnic festivals to be held in downtown Baltimore such as Hopkins Plaza, Rash Field Inner Harbor and Festival Hall. Baltimore's Festival Hall was a true gem for ethnic organizers but were asked to find a new home when Festival Hall was replaced with the addition of the new convention center. It was decided by our Ukrainian Festival committee to return to Baltimore's own Ukrainian Village! From 1997 thru 2015 we held the Uki-Fest in Patterson Park. In 2016 due to Baltimore City's increased fees, we moved our festival to St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church grounds 2401 Eastern Ave. Baltimore Md. 21224. We invite all Maryland Ukrainian Churches & Organizations to participate in our annual event.
New Festival Committee Members are welcome & encouraged to join from each organization within the Baltimore Ukrainian Communities to include all church denominations (Baptist, Catholic, Orthodox, etc), veterans’ organization, youth organizations, sports teams, dance group(s) and private organizations. All are welcome to help plan this wonderful on-going tradition of sharing our beautiful Ukrainian heritage.
The Baltimore Ukrainian Festival Committee works to share Ukrainian heritage & culture by providing the following:
Live Entertainment: Traditional Ethnic Dancers, Musicians and Singers
Serve traditional foods, breads & beverages of Ukraine - the bread basket of Europe
Ukrainian Folk Arts: Paintings, Carved Wood & PSYANKY Egg Demonstrations
Novelties: Ceramics, Embroidery, Clothing, Jewelry, and Religious artifacts
History of Ukraine – Famine, Chornobyl, Orange Revolution, Maidan
Sponsored by Ukrainian Festival Committee meetings are held 1st Monday of each month 7pm. New festival Location 2401 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 .