2020 List of Entertainers
We are thrilled to welcome Manitoba's Selo Ukrainian Dancers generously sponsored by Napa Traction Prince Albert. They bring their dynamic and memorable repertoire to the Vesna main stage. This group performed in Saskatoon at the Pavlychenko Showcase in 2019 and left the audience wanting more of their impressive performance style. Judging from the buzz of conversation at that show, Selo will leave Vesna guests thoroughly impressed.
In addition, hometown favorites, Half Na Piv are back.
This energetic Saskatoon band is renowned across the province and country for their ability to bring a party wherever they go. With their finger on the pulse of the crowd they are performing for, this dynamic group of talented musicians is a guaranteed good time.
The amazing entertainment doesn't end there. Saskatoon is so fortunate to have a wealth of Ukrainian talent. Yevshan, PFE, and Boyan on Tour, Spivohrai, Vesnianka, Boyan will also add to the evening's entertainment. We are also fortunate to have Prince Albert Barveenok Dancers showing off their unique styles.
Stay tuned for additional performers coming in 2020.
Vesna Festival strives to provide a stunning display of performers each year. Our local talent is renowned not only in Saskatchewan but internationally and we are proud to show it off to our guests.
Your Evening Will Include
1. Stroll through the artisan market and discover the fashion and art created by various artists of Ukrainian descent along with vendors selling Ukrainian merchandise. We also offer a community display with information about our Ukrainian community and its organizations.
2. Relax over a cup of coffee and delectable desserts in Cafe Kyiv. Enjoy the company of close friends and new acquaintances.
3. With our new location at Sutherland Curling Club, Vesna Festival is once again offering HOMEMADE UKRAINIAN FOOD for purchase. Perogies, cabbage rolls, and kubassa lovingly prepared by hand ARE BACK!
4. Our younger guests will enjoy the Children’s Sadok where they can make a complimentary Ukrainian craft to take home created by our resident artist, Natalia Garmasar.
5. Then head into the main hall and purchase your homemade Ukrainian food complete with the favorites; perogies/varenyky and cabbage rolls. All the while fabulous entertainment will be on stage to set the scene.
6. Prepare to be entertained by our headlining entertainers before you dance the night away to the sounds of Half na Piv a local Ukrainian band that never disappoints.
7. Just one more thing ... no Ukrainian evening is complete without a Kolomeyka! Participate or just watch the amazing talents of Ukrainian dancers as they try to outdo each other with high flying flips, tricks, and turns on the dance floor. Have your phone handy as you will want to video the amazing impromptu athleticism, artistry, and cultural display of the Kolomeyka. You may even want to jump in.
Whether you have attended Vesna in the past and intend to meet up with old friends or you are coming to the festival for the first time, we know you will have an experience to remember!
We can’t wait to welcome you in person to Vesna Festival!
Individual tickets are rush seating.
VIP tables of 8 are available with assigned and prime seating.
The dress is semi-formal. Casual jeans or other casual attire discouraged.
Your admission price includes all the exciting entertainment, dancing, and shopping in our boutique filled with Ukrainian gifts, crafts, and clothing as well, you can browse our art, and cultural displays. Parents can also enjoy the children's corner with their kids which features homemade craft making. Resident Ukrainian artist Nataliia Garmasar creates unique and meaningful Ukrainian inspired crafts for younger guests to take home.
Discover the excitement, colour, and energy of Ukrainian culture and join us on May 7th, 2022
Sutherland Curling Club, 141 Jessop Ave. Saskatoon