Balalaika Unlimited presents Slavic Mardi Gras "Maslenitsa"

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Folk Choir Sudarushki
Photo by Larisa Angerova

In Eastern Slavonic cultures, Maslenitsa (Rus., Belarus.) or Masnytsja (Ukr.) is an analog of the western Carnival. There is almost the same fun before the Lent but with its specific peculiarities having roots in ancient Eastern Slavonic heathen views.

The event will include live Slavic music, Slavic folk choirs, Slavic round dances (khorovod), quadrille, and a theater performance with fire and knights-bogatyrs (crazy sword fights are included). There will be vendors offering traditional food, colorful souvenirs, handmade gifts, traditional Line dance Kadrille and ritual circle dance Khorovod. Fun workshops for kids and parents, volleyball tournaments and more.

Event Details



Moontower Saloon
10212 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78748


Ticket Info

Admission is free