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, happening June 15-17, 2018 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park!
Whether you plan on attending Polish Fest with friends or with family, there are great activities perfect for all ages! 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. New this year is the Royal White Tiger Exhibit, straight from Poland!
Find plenty to see and do at the Cultural Village!
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.
The Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Milwaukee will be performing daily during the festival, along with plenty of other exciting daily attractions.
Music and dancing every night of the Fest
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.
Penty of Polish fare and festival food
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, including Saz’s concession stand throughout the park. From Klement’s Polish sausage to a scrumptious assortment of pierogi, you will be sure to satisfy your hunger.
Info at a glance:
- Hours: Friday and Saturday – noon to midnight, Sunday – noon to 8pm
- Children under 15 get in free
- Ticket prices are $12 at the gate and $10 for guests 55 and older.
- 50-cent admission from noon to 5pm
- Free admission on Father’s Day for dads accompanied by children
- Fireworks at 10:30pm on Saturday, June 16th