The Simply Slavic Festival is making its return to downtown Youngstown on June 17 and 18.

The Simply Slavic Heritage Festival showcases the rich traditions of the Slavic ethnicities present in the Mahoning Valley.

The event will include live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children’s learning areas, educational exhibits, and ethnic vendors.

According to the festival website, "The modern-day European nations representing the origins of our region's Slavic ancestors are Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, CzechRepublic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine."

"In addition, we also have many descendants of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants present in our area, who are represented at the festival. Individually, each group’s numbers may not seem large, but together, they represent a powerful presence."

The festival was held virtually in 2020 and was canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 17 and from noon to midnight on June 18 at Federal Plaza.

Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and younger get in for free.

More information can be found on the Simply Slavic Festival website.