The very popular Polish Festival returns to Seattle Center on July 11, 2015 as part of Festal cultural programs. Come explore and experience Polish cultural traditions and contemporary achievements through live music, dance performances, workshops, exhibits, and more. Merchandise market place will showcase Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery, amber jewelry, crystal, cut-out paper art (wycinanki). Vendor booths will provide information about local Polish-American community and travel to Poland for business and pleasure. The beer garden will offer a variety of imported Polish beer and local wines, and the food booths will serve plenty of authentic Polish food.

This summer the Festival will feature many new children’s activities including crafts, a drawing contest, story time, and an interactive science presentation based on experiments of Maria Skłodowska Curie.

Special cultural focus will be given to the southern region of Podhale (Polish Highlands). The unique traditions of Polish Highlanders (Górale) and the splendor of the Polish Tatra Mountains will be showcased with regional artifacts exhibit, performances of authentic  dance group from Chicago Zespół Góralski Siumni, and special sheep cheese (oscypki) from the mountains. The Festival has received an honorary patronage from the Malopolska Region and promotional support from the City of Zakopane, Nowy Targ, the Tatra Museum and other supporters.

Polish Festival Seattle is produced by the Polish Home Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Seattle Center and the support from the Polish-American community. For over a century, the Polish-American community of Puget Sound has been active locally and is proud to present Polish cultural traditions at the Seattle Center, as part of Festal cultural program fostering  understanding between cultures and building a greater diverse community overall.


More information about the event can be found on: Polish Festival Seattle | FB


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