Ukrainian Village Parade, Art Walk, And Festival On August 22

Ukrainian Village Parade, Art Walk, and Festival set for August 22. Parade starts at 11 a.m on State Road.

On August 22nd, the Ukrainian Village Committee will hold its 6th annual Ukrainian Independence Day Parade in Parma’s Ukrainian Village. The Committee invites all to join them and celebrate this special occasion! The parade procession begins at 11 a.m. on Grantwood Drive, continues north along State Road, and ends at Ukrainian Heritage Park, located across the street from St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral - 5720 State Road, Parma, Ohio. 

This year’s parade is being coordinated by Zoriana Zobniw of the Ukrainian Village Committee and will showcase more than 40 marching units. George Salo, of State Meats (5338 State Road), will serve this year as the parade’s Grand Marshal. George and his family have been in business in Ukrainian Village for many years and George is an active member of the Ukrainian community. 

Parade participants will include Ukrainian church communities, Parma area social clubs, local businesses, the mayor and city council representatives, city school officials, police honor guards, Veterans organizations, floats, and more! Spirited musical numbers will be performed by local high school marching bands.

After the parade, at Ukrainian Heritage Park, there will be a flag raising ceremony celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day as well as an art walk sponsored by the Plast Ukrainian Scouting troop, "Orchidei." The art walk will feature art for sale and for viewing by artists Oksana Koval, Ulana Woznak, Anizia Karamazyn, and Roman Rakowsky. Proceeds will go to the Ukrainian Freedom Fund, a non-governmental organization whose mission is to help create a free, independent, and democratic Ukraine.

There will also be a festival at St. Josaphat’s astrodome for all to enjoy! It will run from 12 p.m. to midnight and will offer great prizes, live entertainment, and authentic Ukrainian cuisine.

Questions? Contact Zoriana at (240) 743-7250 or email 

To keep up with the latest updates and developments taking place in Parma’s Ukrainian Village, follow “Ukrainian Village In Parma Ohio” at

Stefan P. Stefaniuk

Stefan P. Stefaniuk has been a Parma, Ohio resident since 1982 and enjoyed growing up in Parma's incredible historic downtown neighborhood. After serving five years in the U.S. Navy, he was honorably discharged in 2009 and returned to Parma, where he now resides with his wife and three children. Today, he works as a licensed Realtor at Howard Hanna Real Estate, is a graduate student at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and is also actively involved with various neighborhood revitalization initiatives in the Parma area.

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