2016 Cultural Stage Entertainment - Twin Cities Polish Festival

Here is a look at the entertainment lineup for the Cultural Stage at the 2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN. Times subject to change.


11:00 Sloneczniki
11:15 Syrena
11:30 Dolina
12:00 Polish Sheep Dogs
12:30 Polish Genealogical Society
1:00 Twitter Winners
1:30 Sloneczniki
1:45 Syrena
2:00 Dolina
2:30 – 3:30 Project Runway
3:30 Sloneczniki
3:45 Syrena
4:00 Dolina
4:30 Polish Sheep Dogs
5:15 Polish Genealogical Society
6:00 Sloneczniki
6:15 Syrena
6:30 Dolina
7:00 – 7:30 – setup –
7:30 – 9:45 Czerwona Rzeka


10:30 Polish Genealogical Society
11:00 – 12:00 Czerwona Rzeka
12:15 Syrena
12:30 Dolina
12:45 – setup –
1:00 – 2:30 Balalaika Orchestra
2:30 Polish Sheep Dogs
3:00 – 4:00 Project Runway
4:15 Dolina
5:00 – End of Festival –


Dolina Polish Folk Dancers

The Dolina Polish Folk Dancers have been entertaining audiences locally in the Twin Cities, nationally, and internationally for more than 60 years. Dolina shares the rich culture and character of Poland through traditional footwork, lively choreography, and vibrant, authentic costumes. Performances typically include singing and live music and range from one dance for a private party to a full concert. For more information, view their website at http://www.dolina.org/.

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Dolina Polish Folk Dancers

Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Milwaukee

The Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Milwaukee, WI, was founded in 1975. Syrena’s mission is to entertain and educate the general public in Polish folk culture through the performance of dances, songs, authentic costumes and traditional customs of Poland. The ensemble rehearses three hours every week and performs regularly throughout Wisconsin, the US, and internationally (Japan, Canada, Poland to name a few). Syrena has collected over 300 costumes from the various regions of Poland, with a very large majority of those costumes handmade in Poland. View the Syrena website at http://syrenadancers.com/ for more information.

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Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Milwaukee

Czerwona Rzeka

Czerwona Rzeka, which means Red River in Polish, is an Eastern European Folk Band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The group was founded in 2011 at the World Festival of Polish Folk Groups in Rzeszow, Poland. Although they all came from a background of ethnic folk dancing, none of the members had previous experience with the instruments, just a passion for music and culture. Although it has a Polish name, the group plays traditional folk songs from many countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and more. The members have had the honour and pleasure of learning from some of the best musicians in both Poland and Hungary, as well as playing along with them at camps and festivals.

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Czerwona Rzeka from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

St. Mary’s Balalaika Orchestra

St. Mary’s Balalaika Orchestra is comprised of members of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Northeast Minneapolis. Since 1985, this group has enjoyed playing traditional folk music from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and other Slavic nations. Notable performances have included those at the Museum of Russian Art (Minneapolis), The Minnesota State Fair (International Bazaar Stage) and participation in The Balalaika and Domra Association of America’s annual convention concerts.
For more information please visit www.stmarysoca.org/balalaika.html or find us on Facebook.

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St. Mary’s Balalaika Orchestra


Founded in 1981, Słoneczniki is the youngest group of the Dolina Family. Children ages 5-12 learn Polish folk dances and songs that they perform all over the Twin Cities. Słoneczniki practices once a week at Holy Cross Church in Minneapolis, and is currently under the direction of Alina Jambor. For questions and information on registering your child(ren), please visit the Dolina website at www.dolina.org and click the Słoneczniki tab, or find any Dolina member at the Twin Cities Polish Festival!

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Polish Tatra Sheepdogs

Come and visit the Polish Tatra Sheepdogs (Owczarek Podhalanski) at the 2016 Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN.

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Meet the Polish Tatra Sheepdogs at the Twin Cities Polish Festival

We’ll be available for any questions and of course, lots of opportunities for pictures and petting on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss this great chance to see the Big White Dogs of Poland!!

2018 Festival Dates & Times

Friday, August 10:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 11:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 12:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Twin Cities Polish Festival Location

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43 SE Main St | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414


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The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a 501(c)3 non profit organization; your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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