Schedule of Events


Friday August 24, 2018

11 am:  Festival Opening

12 pm - 3:30 pm:  Dave Slivinski's Noteables

12 pm:  Polish National Anthem and USA National Anthem - Official Kickoff with Kaylin Heydenburg

2:30 pm: Polish Star Ornament Demo

5:25 pm: Polish National Anthem and USA National Anthem with Jarek Kozal

6 pm: Paczki Eating Contest!  Apply at the Token Booth to enter!
7 pm: Cooking Demo - Golumbki Stuffed Cabbage with That Polish Girl Catering

4 pm - 11 pm:  Gerry Kaminski's Polka Network AND Tri-City Drive Polka Band from Chicago, IL


Saturday August 25, 2018

11 am: Recorded Music

12 pm:  Polish National Anthem and USA National Anthem - Official Kickoff with Kaylin Heydenburg

12:10 pm - 4 pm: Gary Szotko's GPS Polka Band

1 pm:  Paczki Eating Contest!  Apply at the Token Booth to enter!

1-3 pm:  Children's Face Painting with former PHS President, and artist, Andy Budnick

3:30 pm:  Cooking Demo - Pierogi with President Marilyn Lignell

4:30 pm:  PRCUA Malbork Dance Ensemble

5:25 pm: Polish National Anthem and USA National Anthem with Jarek Kozal

5:30 pm: PRCUA Malbork Dance Ensemble

7 pm:  Polish Citizen of the Year Award

4 pm - 11 pm: Daryl Welton and the New Brass Express AND John Zalasko and the Project Polka Band


Sunday August 26, 2017

12 pm:  Polish National Anthem and USA National Anthem - Official Kickoff with Jarek Kozal

12 pm - 5 pm: Polski Chix Polka Band along with Ray and Julie Watkoski and Friends 

1:30 and 2:30 pm: PRCUA Malbork children's dance ensemble

12 pm - 2 pm: Busia Queen Contest Applications

2 pm:  Busia Queen Contest begins
3 pm:  Cooking Demo - Beet Soup

We welcome you to the 39th Annual Polish Festival, held by the Polish Heritage Society; the longest continuous Festival held in the City of Grand Rapids!  Come to Rosa Parks Circle to celebrate the Polish culture, entertainment, food and drinks on Grand Rapids, on August 24, 25, and 26, 2018.

Vendors

-  Alliance Beverage (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)

-  Polish Pottery with Krystina Sweeny

​-  Amber Treasures - Amber Jewelry

-  E&A Graphics - T-shirts, sweatshirts, clothes, etc

-  Novelty Trade - T-shirts other novelty items

-  WRM Designs -  Polish Glass and Crystal

-  SandyBands - Non-slip Headbands

-  Sigma Solutions - Polish Amber and paraphernalia

​-  A Spice Above Dips - Spices for dips (samples provided!!!)

-  Polish Folk Art for sale

-  Kids Food Basket

​-  West Michigan Polish Catering - Home Made Pierogi's for sale (Take a taste of Poland home with you)

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DINNER PLATES                                    
         Tour of Poland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 tokens
          Beef Cabbage Roll, Handcrafted Pierogi, Grilled Polish Sausage,
           Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes, Sauteed Sauerkraut, Rye Bread and pickle.       
         Golabki Dinner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 tokens
           2 Beef Cabbage Rolls w/ Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes, Sauteed Sauerkraut,
           Rye Bread and pickle.
          Pierogi Dinner (Vegetarian) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  9 tokens
           3 Handcrafted Polish Pierogies w/ Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes, Sauteed
           Sauerkraut, Rye Bread and pickle.                  
          SUBS
Grilled Homemade Polish Sausage - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 tokens
      On a bun w/ sauteed Sauerkraut W/Fries - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - 8 tokens
Dressed up Polish Boy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 tokens
Grilled Homemade Polish Sausage topped with Roasted Garlic Dill Potatoes
      and Sauteed Sauerkraut on a bun.
SIDE ORDERS
Handcrafted Polish Pierogies  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  2 tokens each
Cabbage Roll w/Rye Bread - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 tokens each
Sauteed Sauerkraut w/Rye Bread - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 tokens
Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes   - - - - - - - - - - -  4 tokens
Fries - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  4 tokens                
ON THE SWEET SIDE  
          Polish Crapes (Nalesniki) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  3 tokens each
          W/ Sweet Cream Cheese topping & Strawberry Compote.
          KIDS MEAL
         Hot Dog, Fries or Potato Chips and Juice - - - - - - - - - -  4 tokens


Knights of Columbus – Basilica of Saint Adalbert


Kielbasa Idol – “People’s Choice Winner” Campau Corner Market…....  6 tokens
     Kielbasa on a bun with or w/o Kapusta – the West Side’s Old Fashioned “Park Side Recipe”  
Perogies - Potato and cheese.…………………………………………………. 1 token each
Perogies Plate………………………………………………………………………….. 4 tokens / 5 Perogies
Basilica Burger………………………………………………………………………...  6 tokens
     Hamburger with or w/o Kapusta
Cathedral Dog……………………………………………………………………….…  3 tokens
     Hot dog with or w/o Kapusta

Pickle Stick..................................................................... 1 token each


Diamond Hall – Saint Isadore’s Benevolent Society

Combo Plate $12
Keilbasa, kapusta, Peirogie, golumbki, bread and butter

Diamond Dog $6
Keilbasa dog with kapusta and Diamond Sauce.
Keilbasa Dog $6
     with or without kapusta
Hot Dog $3
Peirogies (4) $5
Golumbki (1) $5
Cucumber Salad $4
     Cucumber, onion, sour cream


Italian Ice


Italian Ice........................................$5

Soft Pretzels.....................................$3

Heritage Society

​​Amber Sponsors


​-  Alliance Beverage

-  City of Grand Rapids

-  Val Pak of West Michigan

-  Farmers Insurance - The Porczynski Agency

-  Marges Donuts

-  MLB Electric

-  Micron Manufacturing

-  Sacred Heart Benevolent Society - Eastern Hall

-  Jeffrey Portko - Advocate Law

-  Barton Chiropractic

-  Polish Falcons

-  Van Eck Auto Body

-  Advocate Law Office

​-  Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary

-  Benevolent Aid Society

-  Modernistic

-  American Legion Post #459

-  Polish Falcons Ladies Aux

-  Bielsko Biala Sister Cities

-  Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

-  Grand Rapids Children's Museum

-  Grand Rapids Art Musuem

-  Gerald R Ford Museum

-  The Great Escape Room

-  UICA

-  Altitude Trampoline Park

-  Bud and Stanleys

-  Creston Brewery

-  Marie Catrib's

-  Little Caesars Pizza

-  Juhas and Sullivan Jewelers




-  Dr Richard and Mary Panek

-  Harry and Pat Wojtas
-  Bob and Dolores Rudzinski
-  Bob and Char Czarnecki

-  Brian and Sally Stephenson
-  Pete Rkowski Family
-  Tess and Stan Milanowski

-  Thresa Palaszek, MD

-  Monsignor Edward Hankiewicz

-  Barbara Rylko-Bauer

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​​Media Partners
-  Fox 17
-  Wood TV 8
-  WZZM 13
-  iHeartMedia
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