A Carpathian Festival


Sundays at Landmark presents: A Carpathian Celebration
February 18, 2018 | 12 to 5 pm

A Carpathian Festival, the festival honoring the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a third and final year and is sponsored by Ethnic Dance Theatre and the Landmark Center.

Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.

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 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, a puppet show, 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. 

Landmark Center is accessible to those with impaired mobility.  Parking is available on street and in nearby Lawson, Science Museum and RiverCentre Ramps. For more information call 651.292.3063.

Carpathian Festival is funded in part by Ecolab and Travelers, as part of the Sundays at Landmark event series.