Southeast Portland’s Westmoreland Park will be the stage for a family-friendly festival celebrating Ukrainian culture next week.
Presented by the Portland-based nonprofit Ukrainian Foundation, Ukrainian Day 2023 will feature traditional dance performances, music, and food. Visitors can also join workshops and learn to make unique crafts.
Last year’s festival featured bracelet weaving and opportunities to paint ceramic pots, birdhouses, and stones. Artists demonstrated their skills in creating a variety of cultural items, from motankas (Ukrainian folk dolls) and head wreaths to pysanky (decorated Easter eggs) and woven textiles.
Ukrainian Day is a fundraiser, with 100% of donations supporting the Ukrainian Foundation’s efforts to send medical supplies and military safety equipment to Ukraine. The event takes place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.