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Date
Saturday, July 09, 2022
Time
12:00 p.m.
Place
Armory Food & Event Hall
Cost
Free Event

Polish Festival Seattle is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Seattle Polish Foundation.

In 2022, Seattle Center Festál is celebrating 25 years of stories and traditions. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities.

COVID-19 Protocols:
In terms of COVID requirements, Seattle Center is a City of Seattle department. Thus, we are following the guidance from the City of Seattle as well as King County Public Health. Learn about Seattle Center's health and safety protocols at our events. To protect the public, City staff and contractors are asked to be fully vaccinated.

The festival will take place in-person on Saturday, July 9 at 12pm-7pm in the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Polish Festival Seattle is a joyful celebration of Polish culture, traditions, and contemporary achievements. It is produced by the Seattle Polish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in partnership with Seattle Center, and supported by the Polish Home Association and Polish American community. The festival features authentic Polish food, live music and dance performances, exhibits, demos and workshops, local merchants, beer garden, and children’s activities.

On our stage, we welcome back Polish dance group, Lajkonik, Laure Struber-Mosnier playing the music of Fryderyk Chopin, Vivat Musica Choir, and Polish band from Portland, Zabavva. This year’s festival will also include Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble as we feature the rich culture of Ukraine through dance and other shared traditions. We invite everyone to come together to experience and share our cultures, in the spirit of education, celebration, and unification.

Polish Festival Seattle is a family-oriented gathering place for the Greater Seattle’s multicultural community. The festival provides an opportunity for Polish entertainers to perform in front of audiences as well as Polish American organizations and vendors to highlight their talents, products, and services. The festival is a place for Polish Americans to explore their heritage, and a venue for all visitors to learn more about their Polish neighbors. We believe that through cultural awareness we build understanding and friendship with the community.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Mural Amphitheatre

All Day:

  • Polish Kitchen Food Booth
  • Beer Garden
  • Vodka Tasting (in the Beer Garden)
Time Performance
12:00pm Opening Parade
12:30pm-1:30pm Polish and Ukrainian Dance Groups: Lajkonik + Barvonik
2:00pm-2:15pm Vivat Musica! Polish Choir
2:45pm-3:15pm Dance Lesson by Mateusz of Lajkonik
3:25pm-4:00pm Polk Dance Contest
4:15pm-5:15pm Polish and Ukrainian Dance Groups: Lajkonik + Barvonik
5:45pm-7:00pm Zabavva Polish Rock Band

Armory Stage

All Day:

  • Polish Desserts
  • Historical Exhibits
  • Marketplace Vendors
  • Polish Organizations
Time Performance
12:15pm-12:30pm

Opening Ceremony

National Anthems - Vivat Musica!

12:30pm-1:30pm Chopin Concert performed by Laure Struber
2:00pm-2:30pm Ukrainian Folk Band
3:00pm-7:00pm Videos | Cooking Demos, Polish Costumes, and more!

Armory Balcony & Loft

All Day:

  • Crafts & Kids Activities
  • Polish Poster Exhibit 
  • Spitfire Liberator Exhibit
Time Activity
2:00pm-3:45pm

Film | Loft 3

Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story

Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

4:00pm-4:45pm

Film | Loft 3

Passing the Torch: 100 Years of the Polish Home Association

Run time: 35 minutes

5:00pm-6:45pm

Film | Loft 3

Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story

Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

2022 Polish Poster

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Same Day Events Showing Events on July 09, 2022

4:30 p.m.

Public Film Screenings: Apples

Admission Fee
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7:00 p.m.

Public Film Screenings: Apples

Admission Fee
In the debut feature film from Greek director Christos Nikou, an unpredictable, sweeping pandemic causes people to develop sudden amnesia and a man finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help him build a new life.

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