Carpathian Festival returns for final year - 02. 18. 2018.

Carpathian Festival - A festival of music, song and story
    
The Carpathian Festival, which honors the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a third and final year on February 18, 12-5 p.m., presented by Landmark Center and Ethnic Dance Theatre. Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.

"Music and dance provide a window into a culture's identity," said Donald LaCourse, Ethnic Dance Theatre Artistic Director. "The Carpathian Festival highlights traditions from a region that is familiar, but less well known to many people. By celebrating and highlighting the whole region, we can see how cultural traditions and customs are often shared throughout a geographical area, and rarely defined by a country's borders."
Participating performance music groups include Eisner's Klezmorim, Ukrainian Village Band, Szaszka Hungarian Band, and Sitnica Tamburitza Orchestra, as well as returning groups, Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Dolina Polish Dancers, St. Paul Czech and Slovak Dancers, Lipa Slovak Dancers, Izvorasul Romanian Dancers, Videki Hungarian Dancers and the Ethnic Dance Theatre. Several dance ensembles will feature both their adult and children's dance groups.
There is something for everyone with sights, sounds and tastes from many different cultures: Czech, Polish, Carpatho-Rusyn, Slovak, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Jewish, Roma (gypsy), Romanian, Serbian and Transylvanian Saxon people of Central and Eastern Europe. Festival goers can have an imported beer or glass of wine to go with the ethnic foods that can be purchased on site.

    
Folk dance and folk music performances, dance lessons, and cultural presentations will be scattered throughout the day, while vendors and artisans display their merchandise and their talents on the main floor. A crafts area with various projects will be available to children. Additionally, the Honorary Consuls from the Czech Republic and Hungary will be represented with information tables about the represented cultures.


A Carpathian Festival celebrates the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a third year and is sponsored by Ethnic Dance Theatre and Landmark Center. Music and dance are the true artistic expressions of a culture’s identity and the Carpathian Festival will highlight these traditions from a region that is familiar, but less well known to many people. Admission is $6; $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. For more information call 651-292-1239.

 

February 18 | Carpathian Festival | 12am - 5pm | $4 - $6

 

Date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Landmark Center - 75 W 5th Street West Saint Paul, MN 55102