Daily Attractions

Enjoy Our Upper Deck Chopin Vodka & Philly's Cocktail Bar On the Harley Deck a variety of specialty Chopin Vodka Jimmy Luv's Bloody Mary's  as well as featuring  Dorda Chocolate Liqueur. 

See our new building for our Chopin Vodka Experience - Learn, Taste & Enjoy - Greet & Meet Tad Dorda - Owner of Chopin Vodka

Take part in our Vodka Tastings ($15)

Friday - 7 & 9 PM

Saturday - 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm

Sunday - 1, 3, & 5 pm

2 nights of Fireworks - Friday & Saturday 10:30 pm

Sunday 12:30 - Little, Jr, Pre-teen, Teen Polish Fest Pageant

Sunday 3:00 -19th 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.  Stop by to see them on the lakefront side of the Cultural Village!

 

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

 

Polish Forum

Visit the Forum Tent north of Main Gate to hear local historians speak about Polish-related history in Milwaukee and abroad.

Friday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko, 1746-1817- Monuments and Remembrances

Presenter: Anne Gurnack, PhD Professor Emeritus, Parkside University

 

Friday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

“Memorializing Kosciuszko,” the 30-minute documentary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the history of the monument in Milwaukee’s Kosciuszko Park honoring General Kosciuszko and the restoration of the monument— Julie Hill Lehr from Milwaukee PBS and Raul C. Galvan, writer, producer and director of the documentary, will be present to answer questions.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2:00 p.m.

Polish National Anthems Through the Ages

Presenter: Susan Mikos, Author and Community Advocate

 

Sunday, June 18, 2:00 p.m.

Kosciuszko From Three Perspectives

Presenters: John Gurda, Author, Historian, Emmy Award Winner

                      Claude Krawczyk, Chairman of the Kosciuszko Monument                             Restoration Committee

                      Angela Pinekos, PhD, Historian

 

*Between presentations, “Memorializing Kosciuszko” and “Kosciuszko: Poland Will Yet Dance” will be shown beginning at the beginning of the hour.

 

 

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.

Friday 
1:00pm                    Tom Radoszewski- Golabki (cabbage roll)                   3:00pm                    Tom Radoszewski- Golabki (cabbage roll)
5:00pm                    Anne Wal- Pierogi (sauerkraut and potato/cheddar cheese fillings)

Saturday
1:00 pm                   Mary Ellen DeVito- Mushroom Soup
3:00 pm                  Michael Krass- Polish Sausage
5:00 pm                  Anne Wal- Pierogi-(mushroom and Sweet Cheese fillings)

Sunday 
3:00 pm                  Mary Ellen DeVito- Desserts