Fort Ross Festival


July 29, 2017, Fort Ross State Historic Park will welcome thousands of visitors from near and far to join in its annual festivities and to celebrate common cultural heritage. The Festival, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, has brought together more than 300 volunteers who will coordinate the day's busy schedule. Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and early Ranch communities will bring their own flavor and offer musical performances, crafts, games, educational talks and historic activities. Irkutsk -Fort Ross Club and the winners of Fort Ross Quest, who travelled from Russia specifically for the Festival will provide live demonstrations, plein air workshops and art exhibits.

"We are proud to be involved year after year and to support the biggest community event organized by Fort Ross Conservancy", said Olga Miller, director of the Renova Fort Ross Foundation. "It offers a unique opportunity for cultural and international exchange, brings people together and breaks preconceived notions. People come here from all over the world for the fun, soulful and overall unique experience."

This year's event performance line-up is most impressive: San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, Children's Ensemble Zabavushka, Slavyanka Chorus,  Dolina, Kedry, Kitka and Kashia Pomo traditional Su Nu Nu Shinal dancing will be performed at various locations throughout the Park. A beer garden and international food bazaar is a must after a busy day in the compound, along with horse and carriage rides that provide entertainment for the youngest visitors and their parents.

Just a two-hour ride from San Francisco through a viticultural landscape, along the beautiful Pacific Coast, Fort Ross State Historic Park, with over 200 years of history, sits among tall redwoods, green meadows, turquoise bluff and abundant land and sea life underlining the importance of equilibrium of all cultures.

The Renova Fort Ross Foundation is a public charitable foundation established in 2010 by the Renova Group of Companies, a leading Russian business group, to provide support to California's Fort Ross State Historic Park. The Foundation's mission is to promote preservation and to raise awareness of Fort Ross.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Olga Miller

Director, Renova Fort Ross Foundation

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