Daily Attractions


Tyskie Beer- imported direct from Poland

Jimmy Luv's Bloody Mary's

Chopin Vodka, Dorda Double Chocolate and Salted Caramel

 The "Big Boomski" Fireworks display sponsored by Nick Ignatowski of Planners Financial Group - Saturday 10:30 pm

Sunday 12:30 - Little, Jr, Pre-teen, Teen Polish Fest Pageant
Sunday 3:00 -20th Annual Chopin Youth Piano Competition
Sukiennice Marketplace Square-Baltic amber, Boleslawiec pottery, hand blown Christmas ornaments, Polish books, CD's, jewelry, hand-carved wooden boxes, Polish Fest souvenirs and more!

Polish Sheepdogs- Polands highland (tatra) Sheepdogs will be wagging their tails to greet you at Polish Fest. New this year - Royal White Tiger Exhibit - Poland's zoo is home to one of the largest population of white tigers- 4 cubs were just born in October-  the white tigers on exhibit were the baby cubs at the Wisconsin State Fair in 2010 -come see them all grown up. Stop by to see them on the lakefront side of the Cultural Village!

Folk Arts: Folk artists demonstrate traditional Polish Crafts, including wycinanki
(paper cutting), pisanki 
(decorated eggs), wianki (floral head wreaths) and more.

Polish Forum

Friday, June 15th
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Steve Szabados, Genealogy Columnist for the Polish American Journal and Author

“Finding Babcia’s Grandma - From where did your Polish ancestors leave? What did they do?”

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Dr. Neal Pease, Professor of History (UW-Milwaukee)
“100 Years of US-Polish Relations, 1918-2018” 

Saturday, June 16th
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Dr. Helena Pycior, Professor of History, Emerita (UW-Milwaukee)
"Marie Skłodowska Curie's Enduring Relevance: A Century of Celebrations of Her Milestone Years"

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Dr.Donald Pienkos, Professor of History, Emeritus (UW-Milwaukee)
Dr. Neal Pease, Professor of History (UW-Milwaukee)
PANEL DISCUSSION - “A Look Back:  The 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Rebirth and Its Significance”

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Dr. Donald Pienkos, Professor of History, Emeritus (UW-Milwaukee)
“Poland’s Rebirth:  Three Who Made It Happen:  a Soldier, a Politician, and a Virtuous Pianist”

unday, June 17th
3:00-4:00 p.m.

John Gurda, Milwaukee-born writer and historian
“The Struggle for Independence in America:  Polish Workers and the Eight-Hour
Movement of 1886.”

Learn To Cook with Polish Flair

Polish Fest will once again feature cooking demonstrations in the Food Demonstration tent. Local Polish cooks walk you through the steps to make your favorite Polish foods.

1:00 pm    Anne Kagerah  - Golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls)
3:00 pm    James Derdzzinski  -  Paczki (yeast donut)
5:00 pm    Anne Wal -  Pierogifeaturing various cheese fillings

1:00 pm  Ela Wasielewski  - Placki Ziemniaczane ( potato pancakes)
3:00 pm  Michael Krass - Kielbasa (polish sausage)
5:00 pm  Anne Wal  - Pierogi featuring mushroom and sauerkraut fillings

1:00 pm  Anne Kagerah  -  Golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls)
3:00 pm  TBD
5:00 pm  TBD