Brought to you by LOT Polish Airlines, head to Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne CBD on Sunday 18 November 2018 from 10am to 5pm for a cultural taste of Poland right here at our doorstep. The Polish Festival is Australia's largest annual Polish not-for-profit community event filled with entertainment, hospitality and delicious Polish cuisine in one place on the one day.
2018 is especially significant for the Festival, as it marks the 100th anniversary of Poland's Independence, after disappearing from the map of Europe for over 120 years. What a great reason to get your Polish on and head over to Fed Square to celebrate with the community.
The kids will be kept busy along Deakin Edge with an interactive music show, or they could head to KidStop where they can make wianki (wreaths), Christmas decorations and masks of Smok Wawelski (the Wawel Dragon).
Experience Poland's famous hospitality in action, with hearty food and romantic traditions. Featuring song and dance, merchandise and culinary delights, you'll be transported to the historical town squares of Europe.
Try a pierogi (stuffed dumpligs), bigos (hunter's stew) or the more familiar kielbasa (sausage) if you haven't already, then follow it with a huge assortment of traditional cakes and pastries, washed down with perhaps a beer. At this festival, there's something for everyone to enjoy, whether it be for the lively olde-worlde atmosphere, unique shopping or the tasty food and beer.
Live music will play as colourful swirls of traditional dancers and folk-inspired art surround you. Take a load off your feet and be swept away by beautiful Chopin etudes played by some of Australia's top pianists. This is a fun day out for family and friends, so immerse yourself and enjoy the festivities which is going to be bigger and better than ever. Stay updated via the event and Facebook pages. If you'd like to VOLUNTEER contact them via this link. Send a request to the group to see how you can help them bring a taste of Poland to Melbourne.
Coinciding with this event, is the 6th Polish Film Festival for 2018. Get excited as Polish directors and actors are stepping up onto the international stage collecting a number of accolades. Here is a chance for you to see why. Support both festivals and give the Film Fest some LOVE.