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CU Russian Festival - 2018

  • University of Colo. - Boulder (if inclement weather, in Campus Rec Center room #4-C250) 1202-1398 University Ave Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

This annual festival has become one of our favorite signs of spring. It takes place on the northwest corner of the University of Colorado-Boulder campus, on the lawn between Hale Science Building and Varsity Pond near Broadway and University.

Update as of 4/18/18: Looks like rain for Friday. The festival is moving to the Rec Center, C250, room four. You can park at the meters on University Avenue--the same place you would have parked for the event on the lawn. Then walk east (away from the mountains) for 5-10 minutes and ask anyone you meet to point out the Rec Center. (Start walking east along University Avenue and continue walking east behind Macky Auditorium, then pass the humanities building and the biology building on your right. Then the rec center will be on your left.)

The festival starts around 4:00 p.m. and Planina sings two 20-minute sets between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

The festival is produced by CU's Slavic Languages Department--a department where TWO Planina members currently work.

This family event is free and open to the public. Participate in traditional Russian games, eat traditional Russian foods prepared by the students, see traditional effigy dolls and costumes, and enjoy Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Balkan songs live with Planina.