International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival

International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival,

L'viv, UKRAINE 09th to 12th of August 2019

International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival



We are waiting for the great unforgettable celebration of Ukrainian Spirit.

Festival Program


Friday, August 14

Free day to explore the city- workshops possible

05:30 – 06:30 pm – Meeting of group directors

07:00 – 07:30 pm – Official Festival Opening ceremonies

07:30 – 08:45 pm – Performance by the Festival Host Group

Evening at leisure


Saturday, August 15

08:30 am – Depart for the workshop studio

09:00 – 01:00 pm – Dance & Choral workshops conducted by Festival Host Group

01:00 – 03:00 pm – Free time to relax and have lunch

03:00 pm – Set out to get ready for the performance in the main city square

04:00 – 06:00 pm – Festival performances in Rynok Square

06:00 07:30 pm Free time to get ready for the Zabava

08:00 – 12:00 am – Zabava featuring special guest performances, and hors d'oeuvres


Sunday, August 16

12:30 – 01:30 pm – Festival Parade from Opera House to Shevchenko Monument

01:30 – 02:00 pm – Transfer to Shevchenkivsky Hai Open Air Museum

02:00 – 03:00 pm – Lunch & Group Photo Shoots at Shevchenkivsky Hai

03:00 – 04:00 pm – Free time to explore the Open Air Museum 

04:00 – 07:00 pm – Adjudicated Festival performances

07:00 pm – Transfer back to the city centre 

Evening at leisure


Monday, August 17

10:00 – 01:30 pm – Rehearsals for the Gala Performance 

01:30 – 05:00 pm – Free time to relax and get ready for the show

06:00 pm – Arrive at the theatre and get ready for the performance

07:00 – 09:30 pm – Gala show and Festival Closing ceremonies 

                            The best and favourite pieces picked out by the Festival Panel will be showcased once again at the                               Festival Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies.

Evening at leisure


*Technical Changes Possible



All participants will have 3 chances to perform at the Festival


  • August 15 – Lviv City Centre

Each group will be able to perform 2 dances for other festival participants and guests to the city to enjoy.

  • August 16 – Shevchenkivsky Hai Open Air Museum

Participants will have at least 20 minutes of programming of their choosing. Throughout the day Festival organizers will pick out the best productions to be performed at the Gala Concert.

Arts and crafts, snacks, tours and appearances from guest performers will be available throughout the day. This will be an all day extravaganza!

  • August 17 – Theatre in Lviv City Centre

The best and favourite pieces picked out by the Festival Jury will be showcased once again at the Festival Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies.


To make your stay in the city during the festival as hassle-free and enjoyable, consider a ready-to-book 5 day Festival Package or build your very own itinerary for a Tour of Ukraine

Email info@cobblestonefreeway.ca to begin your adventure!

Tour proposal:

5-day Festival Tour Package



• Dance workshops
• Biggest Kolomyika in the world
• Meeting and collaborating with Ukrainian dancers from around the planet!  Seriously… the entire planet!
• Multiple Performance Opportunities 
• Ukrainian dance, music, zabavas, food... All things Ukrainian!
• Optional side trips, family visits, entertainment and MORE!

Optional tours to:


  • Side trips for family visit – we can take care of all the arrangements – genealogical research, driver, interpreter – you name it!

  • Tour extension to Transcarpathia, Volyn, Odesa or other parts of Ukraine

  • Village Home stay