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Enjoy a three day celebration of all things Polish in Milwaukee. Established in 1982, to preserve Polish heritage, the Polish Fest is coming to Henry Maier Festival Park on June 9, 10 and 11, 2023. Come, explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Poland.
- Friday – Noon to 12 am
- Saturday – Noon to 12 am
- Sunday – 9:30 am to 8 pm
Live entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the festival on four different stages. Performers include
- Polka Country Musicians
- Shut The Front Door
- Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
- The Britons
- Larry Lynne & Decades
- Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
- Julie Sobanski Magicienne & Escape Artist
- SqueezeBox with Mollie B & Ted Lange
- Almighty Vinyl
- The Maroszek Brothers
- Keith Stras & Polka Confetti
- Song & Dance Ensemble Lajkonik
- Wawel Polish Dancers
- The Silver Orkiestra
- D Street Band
- Juchasi Polish Highlaner Dance Corps
- Jessie Marie & The Rippers
- Wayne & Wingnut
- David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic
The Polonia Socccer Club will be having scrimmages. They will also be having open play times for those who want to play.
The Milwaukee Table Tennis Club will be at the Fest. Watch the play and learn from them. They’ll be in the Miller Brewhouse.
Genealogy experts will be at the Fest. They can give you valuable information on how to trace your Polish roots.
The Cultural Village will feature folk artists demonstrating traditional Polish crafts. Including wycinanki (paper cut design), pisanki (decorated eggs), wianki (floral head wreaths), the Polish Konfederatka cap, wood carving and straw weaving.
In the Polanki Sales Tent, you can shop for Polish recipe books, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments, used books, hand carved items and more.
There will be vodka tastings and tickets for this can be purchased on site.
There will be cooking demonstrations. Chefs will show you how to make Polish dishes, including planked sauerkraut, kielbasa and chicken kabobs. Food vendors will be there with Polish favorites for sale.
If you liked the food at the Polish Fest and would like to learn more about Polish cooking, try these cookbooks. Use our links to see how you can save money on them.
- Treasured Polish Recipes For Americans by Marie Sokolowski
- Authentic Polish Cooking: 120 Mouthwatering Recipes by Marianna Dworak
- The Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook by Sophia Knab
- Polish Your Kitchen by Anna Hurning
Or you can enjoy Polish cuisine at the three best Polish restaurants in Milwaukee as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.
- A&J Polish Deli
- Hot Dish Pantry
- Papas Bakery
Milwaukee Hotels & Airfare
If you’d like to visit Milwaukee for the Polish Fest, you should consider the following hotels. These hotels are offering discounts which can save you money on your stay.
- Sonesta Milwaukee West Wauwatosa 20% Discount
- Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Milwaukee 20% Discount
- Travelodge by Wyndham Milwaukee 20% Discount
- Sonesta Select Mile Brookfield 20% Discount
- Days Inn by Wyndham West Allis/Milwaukee 15% Discount
- Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport 15% Discount
- Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee, Trademark Collection by Wyndham 15% Discount
- The Pfister Hotel 15% Discount
- Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel 10% Discount
- Sleep Inn & Suites Airport 10% Discount
- Kama Westown Milwaukee 10% Discount
If you are going to be flying to Milwaukee, book your airline tickets here and you can save money on your flight.