Explore and learn about Ukrainian Culture and the Washington Ukrainian Festival this weekend! Dancing, music, and food will give you a unique experience!

[caption id="attachment_4173" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ukrainian Be a part of Ukrainian culture at the festival![/caption] The 15th annual Ukrainian Festival comes to the Silver Spring area this weekend! Join the party at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral starting on Friday at 5 p.m. Starting then, there will be musicians from Ukraine coming in to perform with instruments right from Ukraine, authentic Ukrainian food, and dancing. Stick around to see all the Ukrainian fashion and even brush up on your Ukrainian with some lessons! The kick off to the weekend long celebration ends at 9 p.m. so get there early.   [caption id="attachment_3982" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ukrainian food Eat all the pierogis you can get your hands on![/caption]   Each day has a unique set of programming meant to inspire and educate all those who attend. There will be tents and booths that will have local and Ukrainian artists selling everything from crafts to instruments to food. Volunteers have made over 2500 holuptsi, which is a stuffed cabbage dish, just for the festival! Local restaurants will also be participating and showing off their own Ukrainian American style cuisine. The District has a very strong and vibrant Ukrainian community so you won't want to miss these tasty treats!     [caption id="attachment_3985" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ukrainian festivals Ukrainian musicians will be a highlight of the festival.[/caption]   There will stations for kids to get their faces painted and to try on Ukrainian garb. There will also be small talent shows and children performing Ukrainian folk music and other songs. For the adults, sample some authentic Ukrainian vodka by Kozak! They are a sponsor of the event and will have deals on drinks, samples, and giveaways throughout the festival. On both Saturday and Sunday the festival opens at 11 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Admission is free, so bring along your friends and family! For more information on the festival, you can see the website here.