Ukrainian Day Festival

Celebrating all things Ukrainian in Alberta!

Last updated on August 18, 2021

We are excited to announce that the annual Ukrainian Day Festival is back this summer! Mark your calendars and join us for a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence and Ukrainian Day on August 22, 2021. This year, we are presenting a festival that will involve a diverse online program, self-guided components and an outdoor community zabava.

Online at 11 AM on our website and Facebook page

Zabava at 2 PM at camp Bar-V-Nok (Limited capacity! Reserve your tickets in advance) Purchase Zabava Ticket

Don’t miss out on the experience! Follow our event on Facebook or sign up for our e-bulletin for more updates and news about the event.

Ми раді повідомити вам, що Український День повертається цього літа! Відмічайте у своєму календарі, та приєднуйтесь до нашого відзначення 30-ї річниці незалежності України та святкування Фестивалю Українського Дня, 22 серпня 2021 року. Цього року, ми презентуємо змішане свято, яке включатиме різноманітну онлайн програму, секції які ви зможете розглянути самостійно, та навіть живий концерт.

Підписуйтесь на наш електронний бюлетень, або слідкуйте за новинами про івент та повною програмою фестивалю у наших соціальних мережах.



The virtual components of the festival will feature multiple segments and contributions from various groups in the Ukrainian community, such as our schools, youth groups, choirs, theatres, and dance ensembles in Alberta. This will include recorded original video performances


The outdoor community zabava is hosted at camp Bar-V-Nok at Pigeon Lake. For the first time, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council brings their annual Ukrainian Day Festival to a beautiful Pigeon Lake for a unique community gathering! We welcome you to this family-friendly event. Join us for a picnic-style concert from 2-4 pm which will feature Zabava y Koli, Ihor Bohdan, as well as other talented Ukrainian musicians from both Edmonton and Calgary. Supervised children’s activities will include teacher-led dance classes, face painting, a photo booth, and more!

Check out the line-up for the zabava here.


Did you know camp Bar-V-Nok is offering accommodations for August 21 and/or August 22? Book your stay here!

There will be a free pre-event vatra with live music on Saturday at 6 PM.

Attendees have access to trails, lake and outdoor amenities (volleyball and tennis). Bring your bike, kayak or canoe to top off your camping experience. Check out here for photos and videos.

There is a shuttle bus leaving on Sunday, August 22nd at 12 PM from St. Josaphat’s Cathedral (10825 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2M4). The space is limited. You must call 780-414-1624 to reserve your spot. Call between Monday-Friday 9 AM and 3 PM.



We hosted youth art workshops in July to enhance the Ukrainian community celebrations and bring multiple groups together. We have completed several art installations across Alberta and we are truly proud of all our young and talented artists that came out to make it a huge success. The workshops let youth ages 7-18 participate in a guided art session as a part of our Ukrainian Day celebration. Participants were given an opportunity to create original visual artwork and learn drawing techniques in a group of other young community members.
We would like to thank the Consulate General of Ukraine in Edmonton for partnering with us for one of the workshops and the talented Ms. Nataliya Sharley for teaching the workshops. We also want to thank St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish and Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish for lending their spaces, and CYM Calgary for partnering with us to recreate the experience.
In Edmonton:
  • Tryzub at Orbit Ukrainian store: 10219 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0L5
  • Ukrainian Flag on the Smachno! food truck: August 21-22, 2021 at Internati0nal Airshow (Villeneuve Airport – Highway 633) and August 25, 2021, at the Terwillegar Farmers market (2051 Leger Road NW Edmonton, AB T6R 0R9. In the Terwillegar Recreation Centre Parking Lot D)
In Calgary:
  • Ukrainian Flag at Kalyna StoreAugust 21-22, 2021  (7400 Macleod Trail #8, Calgary, AB T2H 0L9)
We have two informative and fun educational resources available on our website, titled “Ukraine’s Quest for Independence” and “What is Ukraine?” The featured resources are presented in 3 languages: Ukrainian, English and French, and will be accessible to anyone.
Ukraine’s Quest for Independence. Прагнення України до незалежності.
What is Ukraine? Що таке Україна?