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The Polish Festival Seattle is a celebration of Polish customs, traditions and contemporary achievements. This is a place for Polish Americans to explore their heritage and for everyone else to learn more about their Polish neighbors. It will be happening on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from noon until 7 pm at the Seattle Center.
The Marketplace will have Polish arts and crafts, imports and other merchandise from Poland. Vendors include
- Koto Pan with jewelry, cookbooks and Polish crystal
- A.D. 2002 with silver, amber jewelry and scarves
- TrueMe Beauty with natural skin care products
- Polish Folk with imported Polish folk prints
- Sklepik Art Studio with watercolor art originals and prints
- Swan Lamere with Polish lace tablecloths
- Olivia’s T-shirts with Polish themed T-shirts
- Boleslawiec Pottery with Polish pottery
The exhibit “Polish School of Poster: New Generations” features the art of poster from the University of Silesia. It has 40 posters created since 2000 by artists from different generations.
The festival will have a variety of entertainment from contemporary as well as traditional. Performers include
- Zabavva Band
- The Polonez Dance Group
- Vivat Musical Choir
- Laure Struber-Mosmier playing the music of Fryderyk Chopin
- The Polonia Polish Folk Song & Dance Ensemble
- Parno Drom
- Olivia Glod, Classical Soprano
The Festival will also have workshops, vodka tasting, cooking demonstrations and games and activities for children.
Food booth and the Beer Garden will be outside the Mural Amphitheater. Both require tickets which can be purchased at the festival or here.
Food Booth Menu
- Giant Polish Dog is served with caramelized onion and a giant pickle.
- Bigos – Hunter’s Stew is slowly braised sauerkraut with meat roasts, bacon, onion, plums and wild mushrooms with a side of Polish sausage and bread.
- Polish Platter – Taste of Poland with cabbage roll and tomato sauce sausage
- Pierogi Meat or Potato & Cheese with Polish style dumplings filled with potato and cheese topped with bacon and served with a side of sauerkraut salad
- Nalesniki – Crepes filled with farmers cheese, topped with strawberry sauce and whipped cream
The Beer Garden has imported Polish beer, including Zywiec, Okocim and more. They will also have a selection of Pacific Northwest wines.
Desserts will be in the Armory.
- Paczki – Polish Doughnut with sweet filling
- Szarlotka – Polish apple pie or cake
- Sirniki – Cheesecake
- Makowice – Poppy seed cake
- Rurki – Cream horn
- Ptysie – Cream puff
- Chrusciki – Angel wing cookies
If you’d like to go to the Polish Festival and want to dress the part, use our link to find Polish clothing for women.
And here for men.
If you enjoyed the food at the festival and want to learn more about Polish cooking, try these cookbooks. And you can use our links to see how you can save money on them.
- Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook by Sophie Knab
- Wild Honey & Rye: Modern Polish Recipes by Ren Behan
- Authentic Polish Cooking by Marianna Dworak
Or you can enjoy Polish cuisine at the three best Polish restaurants in Seattle as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.
- Sebi’s Bistro
- George’s Sausage & Deli
- Dom Polski Zaprasza Polish Home Association
Places to Stay in Seattle
And if you’d like to visit Seattle for the Polish Festival, you should consider the following hotels that are offering discounted rates.