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Event:
Polish Fest
Start:
June 9, 2023 12:00 pm
End:
June 11, 2023 8:00 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
Polish Fest
Updated:
June 12, 2015
Venue:
Maier Festival Park
Address:
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States
Polish Fest Milwaukee

Polish Fest is the largest Polish cultural festival in America, and it’s right on Milwaukee’s lakefront! Authentic dancing, food, music, family activities, and plenty of other entertainment (accordions may be involved.)

Some of that extra entertainment includes vodka tastings, the annual Chopin Youth Piano Competition, folk arts and crafts, and plenty of children’s activities.

Polish Fest runs Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th from noon until midnight; Sunday the 11th from noon to 8pm. A Sunday Mass will also take place, with free admission. Gates open at 9:30am Sunday for the Mass.

Tickets are $7 in advance, $12 at the Summerfest Gate. Military personnel, both active and retired, are admitted FREE with military ID.

Check out these event highlights:

Sukiennice Marketplace
Filled by over forty different vendors, our Sukiennice Marketplace gives you a chance to buy Polish items, from traditional Polish toys for children to a new piece of pottery. The Sukiennice Marketplace is also your source for massage & acupuncture, home improvement, and genealogy research. Find everything from relaxation to the knowledge of your Polish roots.

Cultural Village
2022 Cultural Village Exhibits will feature folk artists demonstrating traditional Polish crafts, including wycinanki (paper cutting), pisanki (decorated eggs), wianki (floral head wreaths) and more.  Polanki’s sales tent featuring handmade Polish pottery (Boleslawiec), Christmas ornaments, recipe books and other folk art are both located in the Cultural Village. The Polish Genealogical Society and the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will again be at Polish Fest in a new location, east of the demonstrator tent.

There’s also the Polish Forum, click here for a schedule of speakers.

Cooking demonstrations will abound, too: check out this schedule of events.

Polish Fest Schedule:

As you enter the festival grounds, you will be entertained by:

Friday
Noon – 4:00 Jimmy Locke & Friends
4:30 – 8:30 Vern Tretow Band

Saturday
Noon – 4:00 Jimmy Locke & Friends
4:30 – 8:30 Bryan O’Donnel Band

Sunday
Noon – 3:30 Jimmy Locke & Friends
4:00 – 8:00 Roger Boll

Friday – June 9

Miller Stage

5:00     Shut the Front Door
6:00     Opening Ceremony
7:00     Shut the Front Door
9:00     The First Wave

Non-Stop Polka Stage

Noon     Eddie Wojcik Tribute
3:20      I.P.A. Tribute Band
4:00      The Boys
4:40      I.P.A. Tribute Band
5:20      The Boys
6:00      I.P.A. Tribute Band
6:40      The Boys
7:20      Polka Country Musicians
8:00      Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
8:40      Polka Country Musicians
9:20      Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
10:00    Polka Country Musicians
10:40    Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
11:20    Polka Country Musicians

Sobieski Cultural Stage

12:30 Larry Lynne – Decades
1:00    The Britins
2:00   Larry Lynne – Decades
3:00   The Britins
4:30   Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble / Polonia Polish Folk Dance Ensemble Regina, Canada
6:00    Capuchins Walk For The Hungry
7:30    Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble / Polonia Polish Folk Dance Regina, Canada
8:30    Korona Band From Canada

Sports Area

Polonia soccer club

Children’s Stage

1:00    Animated Illusionist Arden James
2:00    Julie Sobanski – Magicienne & Escape Artist
3:00    Animated Illusionist Arden James
4:00    Wayne & Wingnut
5:00    Julie Sobanski – Magicienne & Escape Artist
6:00    Accompany of Kids
7:00    David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Saturday – June 10

“The Big Boomski Fireworks” at 10:15pm

Miller Stage
Noon   John Gora & Gorale
1:30     SqueezeBox with Mollie B & Ted Lange
2:30     John Gora & Gorale
3:30     SqueezeBox with Mollie B & Ted Lange
5:00     Brett Newski
9:00     Almighty Vinyl

Non-Stop Polka Stage
Noon    The Maroszek Brothers
12:40   Keith Stras & Polka Confetti
1:20     The Maroszek Brothers
2:00     Keith Stras & Polka Confetti
2:40     The Maroszek Brothers
3:20     Keith Stras & Polka Confetti
4:00     Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
4:40     Polka Family
5:20     Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
6:00     Polka Family
6:40     Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
7:20     Polka Family
8:00     Polka Country Musicians
8:40     The Boys
9:20     Polka Country Musicians
10:00   The Boys
10:40   Polka Country Musicians
11:20   The Boys

Sobieski Cultural Stage
Noon  Song & Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
12:30  Polonia Dance Ensemble Regina, Canada / Song & Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
1:00  Whisper Center for Artistic Expression
2:00 Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
3:00 Dolina Polish Dancers / Polonia Dance Ensemble Regina, Canada
4:00  Wesloly Lud Polish Dance Company of P.R.C.U.A. Zakopane Polish Dance Ensemble / P.R.C.U.A and Southwest Center of Polish Dancing P.R.C.U.A.
5:00  Wawel Polish Dancers
5:30  Song & Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
6:00  PFDAA Polish Folk Dance Gala
8:30  The Silver Orkiestra

Sports Area

Polonia soccer club

Children’s Stage

1:00    Syenka Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
2:00    Julie Sobanski – Magicienne & Escape Artist
3:00    Juchasi Polish Highlaner Dance Group
5:00    Julie Sobanski – Magicienne & Escape Artist
6:00    Wayne & Wingnut
7:00    David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Sunday – June 11

Miller Stage

Noon    The Music Connection
1:30      John Gora & Gorale
2:30      The Music Connection
3:30      John Gora & Gorale
5:00      Jessie Marie & The Rippers

Non-Stop Polka Stage

Noon     Polka Family
12:40     Polka Generations
1:20       Polka Family
2:00       Polka Generations
2:40       Polka Family
3:20       Polka Generations
4:00       D Street Band

Sobieski Cultural Stage

10:00    Mass Prelude
10:15    Mass
1:00      Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
2:00      Stas Venglevski
3:30      Al White
6:00   Depot Express

Sports Area

Polonia soccer club

Children’s Stage

Noon   Little, Jr., Teen & Teen Polish Fest Pageant
3:00    Julie Sobanski – Magicienne & Escape Artist
4:00    Wayne & Wingnut
5:00    Accompany of Kids

Get more info and complete schedules at PolishFest.org!

Polish Fest Milwaukee Address:

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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