Saturday June 20, 2015 12PM to Midnight Downtown Youngstown, OH (Click Here for Map)

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Simply Slavic, the festival created specifically to celebrate Youngstown’s Slavic community, will take place on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 from Noon to Midnight on Federal Plaza East in Downtown Youngstown. ADMISSION IS STILL ONLY $3.00. CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE. FREE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE COVELLI CENTRE. The event will include live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children’s learning areas, educational exhibits, workshops, and ethnic vendors. A full day of entertainment and education is planned.


Visiting the greater Youngstown area and planning to attend Simply Slavic? Staying in town for the festival is easy! Multiple hotel districts are located within minutes from the Downtown location of the festival. For more information on visiting the greater Youngstown area, travellers and festival goers are encouraged to visit the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


The Simply Slavic Heritage Festival showcases the rich traditions of the Slavic ethnicities present in the Mahoning Valley. The modern-day European nations representing the origins of our region’s Slavic ancestors are Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. In addition, we also have many descendants of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants present in our area, who are represented at the festival. Individually, each group’s numbers may not seem large, but together, they represent a powerful presence.

Numerous respected organizations, churches and area businesses support and participate in this effort. These include the City of Youngstown, PolishYoungstown, The American Slovak Cultural Association of Mahoning Valley, The Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Society and many others. By enhancing the community’s knowledge of these lively peoples through a joyful, family-friendly experience, we hope to honor the shared past of our beloved ancestors by educating and enriching the lives of a future generation.

Please explore our site to see photos, maps and information regarding not only the festival but also general information which may begin your journey learning more about your ancestry and the beautiful places in Europe from which your Slavic ancestors originated. We also work year-round to provide information regarding local and regional Slavic ethnic performances, picnics and festivals on our Simply Slavic Facebook page.

Please view the details of our sponsorship packages and the participation opportunities we are offering for this exciting event! You may do this by clicking on the sponsorship/donation links below or submitting your sponsorship online.

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