Twin Cities Polish Festival August 8,9 & 10, 2014!

Twin Cities Polish Festival Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN

The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. It also helps promote various community-service and Polish-American organizations.

The Twin Cities Polish Festival will immerse Minnesotans and visitors in “all things Polish”, presenting a kaleidoscope of unique cultural and educational displays, food and top-notch entertainment.

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn along the Old Main Street in Minneapolis, visit with friends, watch outstanding musical and dance entertainment, enjoy traditional foods and beverages, and just simply have fun!

You’ll see for yourself why Poland has earned itself the reputation as one of the World’s most hospitable cultures.

2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival


Aftermath: Inspired by real events that haunt Poland’s past, Wladyslaw Pasikowski (who wrote the screenplay for Andrzej Wajda’s Katyn) turns in a hard-hitting allegory on the anti-Semitism that still raises its ugly head in his home country. Franek and Jozek are brothers who are reunited after 20 years in order to take care of the family farm. Franek, recently returned from the US, discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community for threatening to uncover a dark secret.

As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a horrifying gothic tale. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim, but also generated intense controversy.

Showtime: Wednesday, April 16 (5:10pm)

Check out the Film Society of Minneapolis / St. Paul’s website for the full festival line up at!

2014 Vendor Applications

The 2014 Twin Cities Polish Festival vendor applications are ready.

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If you are a vendor interested in participating in this year’s festival, please download and submit the forms found on the Vendor Info page.

All fees must be included with the application and forms returned no later than May 15, 2014.

Bakery Contest Winners

Here are the names of the winners and recipes from the 2013 Polish Baking Contest.

Breads and Rolls
1st place — Maria Kiernoziak
Chleb Ziemniaczany (Polish Potato Bread + fresh butter)

2nd place — Joanna Opela (recipe from Grandma Helen Duray)

Cakes and Tortes
1st place — Felicia Szewczyk
Apple Cake

2nd place — Maria Kiernoziak
Tort Rafaelo (Coconut Cream Cake)

3rd place — Millie Kordiak
Makovnics (Poppyseed & Walnut Rolls)

1st place — Zofia Kij
Ciasteczka Babuni (Granny’s Cookies)

2nd place — Judith Blanchard
Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie)

3rd place –Joanna Opela
Kolachi Cakes (recipe from Grandma Helen Duray)

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated!!

WCCO Reports Live From The Twin Cities Polish Festival

Check out this morning’s video with Rachel Slavik from WCCO TV live from St. Anthony Main in NE Minneapolis.

Test Your Polish Trivia Knowledge

Thanks for playing everyone! We hope you enjoyed our little Polish trivia quiz. Due to an overwhelming response, our quota was met very quickly forcing us to close the quiz for new participants. We look forward to seeing all of you in Minneapolis this weekend for the 2013 Twin Cities Polish Festival!!

Check Out The Fox 9 News Video About The Festival


M.A. Rosko from KMSP Fox 9 News ran a series of interviews on the Twin Cities Polish Festival live from St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis on August 8, 2013.

WCCO News To Feature Twin Cities Polish Festival

Rachel Slavik from WCCO TV will be doing a live piece Saturday morning August 10 along the banks of the Mississippi River in the beautiful St. Anthony Main area in downtown Minneapolis to talk about this year’s Twin Cities Polish Festival.

Mark your calendars to tune into WCCO Channel 4 from 8am – 9am to see for yourself what makes the Twin Cities Polish Festival such a special and unique cultural event for the entire family!

What’s Your Favorite?


The results are in from our “What are you looking forward to the most at this year’s Twin Cities Polish Festival?”

1. Polish Food – 54.09%
2. Polka Music – 17.61%
3. Polish Beer – 11.32%
4. Chopin Celebration Concerts – 8.81%
5. Vodka Tasting – 3.14%
6. Polish Baking Contest – 2.52%
7. The Folk Dancers – 2.52%

Thank you to everyone who participated in our poll!

Twin Cities Polish Festival on KARE 11

One of the festival’s sponsors, Kieran Wells of Wells Pianos along with 11-year old Chopin performer Emma Taggert met up with Belinda Jensen from KARE 11 in Minneapolis on Saturday morning August 3 to show off Emma’s piano talents and talk about the Twin Cities Polish Festival. Check out the video and interview below.

Read more about the Chopin Celebration Concerts including another young superstar pianist Michael Lu who will be performing at this year’s Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN August 10 and 11.

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Directions to the Festival

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