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Taste of Polonia

  • Copernicus Center 5216 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL, 60630 United States (map)

The Taste of Polonia Festival is a popular one-of-a-kind food festival in Chicago and one of the biggest Polish festivals in the country. During the festival there is a wide variety of live entertainment, food vendors serving the best of Polish cuisine, over 30 local and international bands playing a variety of genre, performances by ethnic dancers and musical groups, original arts and crafts, handiwork, imported items, as well as exhibits familiarizing festival goers with many aspects of Polish customs, culture, traditions and language.


Tribute Stage

12:30pm - 2:00pm The Polkaholics Band

2:30pm - 4:00pm Blooze Brothers Band

4:30pm - 6:00pm Semple Band

6:30pm - 8:00pm Neverly Brothers Band

8:30pm - 10:00pm Hi Infidelity Band


12:15pm - 1:00pm Our Kasprowy – documentary movie

1:00pm - 2:00pm Ostatni Górale – The Last Highlanders, Movie in Polish with English subtitles

2:00pm - 3:00pm Juchasi Song & Dance Group + followed by Juchasi Band @ 2:30

3:15pm - 3:45pm Zespół Wiyrchy – Highlander Folk Dance Group

3:45pm - 4:30pm Our Kasprowy – documentary movie

4:30pm - 5:30pm Ostatni Górale – The Last Highlanders, Movie in Polish with English subtitles

5:30pm - 6:30pm Zespol Orawa – Young Highlander Folk Dance Group

6:30pm - 7:00pm Kapela OrawaHighlander Folk Music Band

World Stage

12:00pm - 12:30pm GRAND OPENING → Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America presents “HIGHLANDER’S DAY

12:30pm - 1:00pm Zespół Juchasi – Jachusi Song & Dance Troupe

1:00pm - 1:30pm Kapela Juchasi – Jachasi Band

1:30pm - 2:00pm Polka show Chester Kowalkowski

2:00pm - 2:30pm Konkurs dojenia krowy – COW MILKING CONTEST by ZPPA

2:30pm - 3:00pm Szkółka Pieśni i Tańca przy ZPPA – Song & Dance School of the ZPPA

3:00pm - 3:30pm Kapela Hajducy – Hajducy Band

3:30pm - 4:10pm Zespół Koscieliscanie – Highlander Folk Dance Group

4:15pm - 4:50pm Zespół Wiyrchy – Highlander Folk Dance Group

5:00pm - 5:40pm Zespół Góralski Wanta – Highlander Folk Dance Group

5:45pm - 6:20pm Kontrabanda band

6:20pm - 7:00pm Zespół Ślebodni w USA – Highlander Folk Dance Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm Zespół Siumni – Highlander Folk Dance Group

8:30pm - 10:00pm Zakopower Band


12:00pm - 12:30pm LITERKI – Learning Care Center

12:30pm - 1:30pm Gen Ki Karate – Karate Demonstrations

1:30 - 1:45pm Kids Cow Milking Competition

1:45pm - 2:00pm Clowns Bubu and Awee

2:00pm - 3:00pm Police Academy – friendly fun with our police

3:00pm - 4:00pm AAC Eagle Soccer Academy

4:00pm - 4:30pm Let’s Play Together – by C.S. Wyszynski Polish School

4:30pm - 5:00pm Bubblemania fun


4:00pm FREE Vodka & Lemon Liquor Tastings

Admission (get tickets here)

Before 3pm: $5,

After 3pm: $10

Kids 12 & under FREE

Earlier Event: August 30
Taste of Polonia
Later Event: September 1
Taste of Polonia