The Mahoning Valley has a proud ethnic heritage. This history has been highlighted at different festivals and events held in recent years all around our region. Simply Slavic’s mission is dedicated to educating both the large number of local Slavic descendents and the Greater Youngstown community-at-large about Slavic heritage. We plan to showcase the rich traditions of Slavic culture by celebrating the food, music, dance and customs of the various Slavic ethnicities which are represented in our metropolitan area. We will present information regarding the European nations from which our beloved ancestors arrived. By expanding the community’s knowledge through the experience of celebrating Slavic culture, we hope to both honor our ancestors and enrich the lives of all who are exposed.