Fort Ross Festival

Located 80 miles north of San Francisco, the fort was established in Spring 1812 by Ivan Kuskov, a lieutenant of the Russian-American Company, who founded a colony in the region together with 25 Russians and 80 Aleuts. Source: Paul C. Miller / Photos courtesy of Fort Ross Conservancy

Fort Ross State Historic park will celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era people who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. Costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar will be offered. And of course the Fort Ross beer garden!

Thanks to support from Renova Fort Ross Foundation and Russia's Ministry of Culture, park is thrilled to welcome the St Petersburg's Horn Orchestra of Russia. They will hold two performances during the day.

St Petersburg's Horn Orchestra of Russia dedicatedly and successfully revives the traditions of horn music performance. Today the Orchestra possesses 74 instruments with the range of 4 octaves, which are unique because of their form and sound. The band plays pieces from both modern composers as well as the works of old masters.

For more details visit the web-site.

Read more: American Kashaya Indians explore their unique ties with Russia through visits.

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