Now in its 15th year, the festival bring Polish history to Melbourne and turns Fed Square into Little Warsaw! It is Australia's largest annual Polish not-for-profit community event. All the Polish functions, warmth and cuisine is in one place on the one day.
From the beginning, the festival's aim has been to bring a taste of Poland right into Melbourne. They want to show all Melburnians Polish culture while bringing all Polish community groups together.
You do not need an invitation, all you do is turn up, get your Polish on and see what everyone's talking about.
The Main Square will have a meaningful Old World atmosphere and this is part of what Poland has or did have many years ago. There will be vivid dance and music performances and as well as some very unique, unusual shopping opportunities. The jewellery that you will find at this festival will be amber and there will also be some unique Boleslawiec ceramics. To top that off with, there will also be some very talented local artisans displaying their handmade items and this will really be a market like no other ones that are around.
If you are a child or a young adult you will be able to get their face painted or you could even dress up in traditional Polish costumes at the interactive photo booth. At this stage, there will be some arts and crafts activities for children and here you will be able to make wreaths or perhaps even a mask of the '"mok Wawelski" (Wawel Dragon).
However, make note that the dancing isn't limited only to the stage - there will be Polish dance lessons for adults and children all through the day around the fair.
Naturally, some Polish hospitality would mean nothing without the fantastic food and beer that the Polish are so fond of. Although pierogi which we call dumplings, kielbasa, which are sausages, and bigos which is a hunters stew may quite difficult for a non Polish-speaking person to say, it is guaranteed that you will leave the festivities with a love for your new food Polish food!
You could spend some time in the Beer Garden with some of your friends - there will be a variety of Polish beer and vodkas available.
It is a well-known fact that when Polish people get together, a good time is definitely assured. If you come to this festival, you may even find out why and enjoy yourself also.
Check out the event here to register and have a look at some of the more important announcements. Here you will also see how to get there by public transport which is a very good way to go there and you would not worry about parking your car.
You can also register at this link so why not come along and learn about other people and their ways of life in their homelands.