Polish Fest Returns to Henry Maier Park June 12
When you think summertime in Milwaukee, your mind automatically is transported to all of the wonderfully diverse festivals the city has to offer. Included in that list is Milwaukee’s Polish Fest, held annually at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. It is the nation’s largest Polish festival and continues to grow each year. Named a top festival by WISN’s Spring Fever A-List in 2012, it is no wonder that is has also garnered the attention of the Travel Channel and the American Business Association.
Whether you plan on attending Polish Fest with friends or with family, there are great activities suitable for every age group. Your kids will love the numerous crafts and games as well as have a blast visiting the festival’s four legged friends, the Polish Sheepdogs. This year will also be the 17th Annual Chopin Youth Piano competition, which will be a treat for music lovers of all ages. Be sure to catch the Miss Polish Fest Pageants which will also be taking place on the festival grounds.
Absorb the Polish way of life at the Cultural Village. You can learn the secrets behind cooking your favorite Polish foods and admire the traditional folk art. Next, take a stroll through the Sukiennice Marketplace, which is filled by over forty different vendors. Find everything from Polish items to take home with you, to the knowledge of your Polish roots.
For those who prefer the nightlife, you will love all Polish Fest has to offer. Take in music and dancing at one of the five stages set up throughout the festival grounds. Enjoy Polish Fest’s Chopin Vodka bars, which this year will feature Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary’s with a Polish garnish. When you need a break from the action and are looking for a refreshing Tyskie beer, join friends in the Tyskie Beer Garden located in the Cultural Village. Tyskie beer is brewed in Poland and shipped to Milwaukee to be enjoyed just in time for Polish Fest 2015. If beer is not your beverage of choice, be sure to take part in one of our vodka tastings, where you will learn about the best vodkas Poland has to offer.
If Polish food is drawing you to the festival, you will not be disappointed. Polish Fest has a large array of both Polish favorites and over 30 different vendors providing foods for all taste buds. From Klement’s Polish sausage to a scrumptious assortment of pierogi, you will be sure to satisfy your hunger.
Polish Fest will be held June 12-14, 2015 and ticket prices are $12 at the gate or $10 in advance. Parking and shuttle service to the festival is available throughout downtown Milwaukee.