Renton’s Liberty Park is set to come alive with vibrant celebrations as the Ukrainian Association of Washington State gears up to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence on August 26th. This family-friendly and free event promises a day of festivities and celebration including all-age games, local Ukrainian artists and bands, a dance performance by the Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, food trucks, and live music.
Against the backdrop of ongoing conflicts and geopolitical tensions, the significance of Ukrainian Independence Day takes on even greater meaning. The event serves as a poignant reminder of Ukraine’s enduring spirit and resilience in the face of adversity. With the invasion and occupation of Crimea in 2014, and the renewed aggression that began in late February of 2022, Ukraine continues to grapple with ongoing challenges and the need to assert its independence and sovereignty. The celebration becomes a symbolic gathering, bringing together the Ukrainian community and supporters to honor Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage and stand in solidarity with its people. It serves as a powerful statement of unity and determination to preserve the values of democracy, freedom, and Ukraine’s autonomy.
Make sure to mark your calendars and join in the festivities at Liberty Park from 12pm to 8pm on August 26th. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Ukraine while enjoying a fun-filled day of community bonding and cultural appreciation. Don’t miss out on this exciting event, brought to you by the Ukrainian Association of Washington State, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Ukrainian culture and traditions for nearly five decades.