June 9 – June 11
Featuring pierogis, polka and plenty of fun and culture, Polish Fest, the largest Polish festival in the United States, returns to Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds).
Music, Dance & More
With live performances at three stages, the lively music lineup includes The Britins, Shut the Front Door and plenty of polka bands. Or, catch a cultural performance from Polish dancers at the Sobieski Cultural Stage, the Polonia soccer club at the Sports Arena, or a family-friendly show at the Children’s Stage.
Food & Drink
Treat yourself to a tasty Klement’s sausage, savory pierogi, or Wisconsin favorites such as cheese curds. Head to the Red Building, adjacent to the Market Square, for a vodka tasting.
Watch live demonstrations of Polish folk arts and crafts and cooking, trace your Polish roots with help from the Polish Genealogical Society of America, shop for Polish goods and artisan items such as Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and recipe books, and greet the friendly Polish Highland Tatra sheepdogs.
The traditional, free Polish Mass, with celebrant Archbishop Jerome Listecki, will be held Sunday, June 11, with a prelude at 10am and Mass at 10:15am. Enter through the main gate beginning at 9:30am.
Hours: Fri. & Sat.: Noon to Midnight, Sun. Noon to 8pm
Children 15 & under are free when accompanied by an adult.
“$5 Friday” Admission is $5 from noon-5pm and $10 from 5:01pm-midnight.
U.S. military personnel (retired or active duty) Admission is free all weekend with military ID.
Sunday Free admission from 2-5pm with a donation of two or more canned fruits or vegetables.
Visit polishfest.org for more information, or to purchase tickets.