Taste of Polonia- Photo Gallery

At one time, Chicago had a larger Polish population than Krakow, Poland's second largest city. Chicago and the surrounding area still has  large Polish population. Since 1979 the Taste of Polonia outdoor festival celebrates Polish culture, education, entertainment, and cuisine.

Held over four days this weekend, Friday through Monday, Polish art, music, food, customs, tradition, language, and culture come alive. Taste of Polonia is educational as well as entertaining. Five stages offer non-stop entertainment for every musical taste. There are cooking classes, activities for children, and a Festival Marketplace where people can shop for old and new world treasures.

Festival hours:

  • 8-30, Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm
  • 8-31, Saturday: 12 pm to 11 pm
  • 9-1, Sunday: 12 pm to 11 pm
  • 9-2, Monday: 12 pm to 10 pm

Admission is $7; $5 for seniors (65 & over); kids under 12 are FREE (Taste of Polonia)

Copernicus Center
Address:  5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

Parking is available at Wright College with shuttle bus service to the festival. Taste of Polonia is also accessible by public transportation, the CTA Blue Line (Jefferson Park stop) and the #81 Lawrence Avenue Bus.

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