With their homeland fighting the Russian invaders, the Ukrainian community in Minnesota celebrates its 21st Ukrainian Heritage Festival on Saturday.

The festival, which will promote and celebrate Minnesota’s Ukrainian-American community and Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ukrainian American Community Center, 301 NE Main St. in Minneapolis.

This year, the Ukrainian Heritage Festival will feature entertainment, homemade dishes including varenyky (pierogi), holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls) and borscht (beetroot soup), as well as an auction of art and photo exhibition with proceeds going to the Protez Foundation, which provides prosthetics for Ukrainian amputees.

Additionally, the festival will include dance performances, music, a Ukrainian Easter egg-making demonstration, and children’s games.

The festival is free but donations to support humanitarian aid to Ukraine are welcome.

Along with the celebration, the Ukrainian-American community is asking for youth and adult volunteers in the coming weeks to help bring attention to the war in Ukraine through art. Volunteers will distribute posters throughout the state.

Visit www.standwithukrainemn.com for more information.