It’s that time of year again!
The 29th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival is returning to the Cathedral of Learning this Sunday, November 3rd, from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
This event is one of America’s biggest annual Slovak events and features traditional song and dance, lectures, displays, Slovak food, pastries, gifts, activities, and more.
One highlight of the festival is the authentic Slovak Food, including: Halušky (pan-fried gnocchi and cabbage), Klobása (sausage), Halupki (stuffed cabbage) Pirohy (the Slovak spelling for pierogi dumplings), pastries, cookies, and Chlebíčky (Traditional open-faced sandwiches).
There will also be plenty of Slovak folk dancing and music performed by groups such as The Pittsburgh Slovakians and Pittsburgh Junior Slovakians, Pittsburgh’s oldest Slovak dance troupe. A full schedule of events can be viewed online.
Children can pick up an “activity passport” to check off all the kid-friendly activities at the festival, including Janocik Shepherds Axe making, and Slovak bonnet making.
The festival is held at the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 5th Ave. in Oakland. Guests can park on the street, or in the Soldiers and Sailors lot.
This event is free and open to the public.
More information and a full schedule of music, lectures, films, and activities can be found online.