Welcome to The Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival! 

Festival Flyer Posted! 
6/9/23, 10:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

Visit our flyer page! Print out flyers and give them to friends! Post on social media! Let everyone know about the Russian Orthodox Festival!


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Cross Procession for Peace is September 17 
13/8/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

On the Saturday that we had originally scheduled our Russian Festival for this year (Saturday, September 17) we will hold a Cross Procession and prayers for peace in Ukraine. There are two options to participate in this action for peace:

1. Join our Cross Procession that day. All are welcome, but there will be no politics AT ALL. We will walk and pray together under the protection of the Cross according to the established Orthodox tradition, asking the Lord to grant peace in Ukraine. The procession begins at 10:00 a.m. More information and a sign up can be found at the link below. Please sign up if you intend to participate. This helps us plan first aid, water, and other necessary material things to make sure all can participate safely:


2. Join us for our special prayer service (moleben) for peace after the Cross Procession at St. Vladimirís. All are welcome, but there will be no politics AT ALL. We are interested only in the Lordís help Ė because clearly only the Lord can stop the war, and human wisdom has done nothing positive in this regard thus far. The special prayer for peace will take place at St. Vladimirís about 1:00 p.m. That is, when the Cross Procession ends. Doors will be open beginning at 12:00 p.m. for those who would like to pray quietly in the church and wait for the Cross Procession to return.

Even if you cannot join us, please read this prayer for peace in Ukraine and America at 1:00 p.m. that day Ė this is about the time we will be reading this same prayer at St. Vladimirís:


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Ann Arbor Russian Festivals 2022 & 2023 
24/6/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

Due principally to the continuing war in Ukraine, the Ann Arbor Russian Festival Committee has decided to forego our 2022 festival. This difficult decision came after much discussion, thought, prayer, and a vote of the committee. We fully understand that some people will applaud our decision, while others will be disappointed and perhaps even feel defeated. The Church does not have a "side" in the war, but rather, prays continually for peace. With hostilities ongoing we simply felt it was not appropriate to hold the Russian Festival this year. We have set the 2023 Russian Festival for September 16-17, 2023 and we hope you will mark those dates on your calendar now and join us then! Please watch for more information about St. Vladimirís activities that you and your family can participate in this fall: a Bake Sale & Concert + The Walk of Life Cross Procession + MORE!
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6/12/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

Saturday, December 18, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come fill your cookie jar with delicious holiday sweets Ė both traditional American favorites and those from around the world!

In addition to sweets we offer other Russian and Ukrainian savory favorites.

Weíll also have original gifts and souvenirs from Russia and Ukraine!

Come join us for a unique holiday experience!

More information: 734-475-4590 or www.stva2.org

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Take the Survey - Help us be Better Next Year! 
27/9/21, 08:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

Help make the festival even better next year! Take the survey AND automatically enter a drawing for a gift certificate for next year's festival!

Festival Goers (not Volunteers)

Festival Volunteers Only

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Two Great Days! 
19/9/21, 07:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

Thank you to all who made this year's Russian Festival such a success! It was a joy to welcome so many people - especially after having to miss 2020 due to the pandemic. We appreciate you all! Please consider making a donation to support the festival in the future. You can do that by visiting the link below:


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Day One is Complete! 
18/9/21, 08:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

We appreciate all those that support the festival! If you would like to invest in the future of the festival please visit this page and establish a recurring donation (or make a one time donation) to support our efforts:


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Festival Social Media 
18/9/21, 09:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce


Follow us on Twitter: @a2rusfest

Follow us on Instagram: @a2rusfest

Follow us on Facebook: @AnnArborRussianFestival

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Final Program of Events! 
17/9/21, 11:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce


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All Michigan (Russian) Wines at the Festival! 
16/9/21, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory Joyce

We are pleased to announce that we will offer Black Star Farms exclusively at our festival this year! Russian you ask? Indeed it is! Ask how when you pick up your first glass at our bar, which will also offer excellent Russian and Ukrainian beers. See you at the Russian Festival THIS WEEKEND!


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