Listed below you will find a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN.
Q: Is there an admission fee to get into the festival?
A: No, the festival is free. Just stop by one of the entrance gates to get a sticker and pick up a program. Show your support for the festival, make a donation, and receive a support sticker.
Q: Is the festival pet friendly?
A: Yes, the festival is pet friendly providing your pet is friendly.
Q: What about parking?
A: There is a small amount of metered parking along the festival grounds. There are ramps and parking lots in close proximity. Click here to view a list of nearby lots and ramps. Limited free on street parking can be found a few blocks away. The festival is only steps away from the bus stop.
Q: Is the festival kid friendly?
A: Absolutely. Children of all ages love to attend the festival and there is a children’s area with activities for youth to enjoy.
Q: Are all events located outside?
A: While most events take place outside along the river, some special events such as the Chopin Celebration concerts and museum displays take place in nearby venues along the riverfront. See the website or program for specific information about these events and their locations.
Q: Is the festival non-profit?
A: Yes, the Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting Polish and Polish-American culture and traditions.
Q: How do I pay for food and drinks?
A: Purchases for food, pop, water and juice are cash sales – no tickets or tokens needed. HOWEVER, for beer you will need to get a wristband which verifies you are over 21 (dictated by Minnesota Statute) and purchase a token which you will then use to obtain beer. Tokens and wristbands are available at the Beverage Booths on the north and south sides of the festival where beer is sold.
Q: Will there be an ATM at the festival?
A: Yes. There are machines near the entrances to the festival.
Q: Do you have places to sit at the festival?
A: Yes, there are benches and picnic tables to rest your feet after too much polka dancing! The festival provides the tables near the food court and also near the polka stage.
Q: I’m not Polish. Why should I attend?
A: If you like great food, fun music, unique craft items and want to experience a culture you may not know much about, the Twin Cities Polish Festival welcomes all nationalities to experience all things Polish! Don’t be surprised if you leave with something red and white though. 😊