Australia’s largest Polish community festival returns to Fed Square this weekend

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Australia’s largest Polish community festival returns to Fed Square this weekend

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The 19th annual celebration of Polish food and culture is set to make a return on Sunday, November 12.

Got a craving for kranski? Head on over to the annual Polish Festival set to take place for one day only this weekend in Fed Square.

Kicking off at 10am, the event will feature a ton of free performances, food offerings and market stalls for everyone to enjoy and offer Melbourne’s Polish community the chance to come together and celebrate their homeland.

Fed Square Polish Festival

  • The free festival will be happening from 10am onward on Sunday, November 12
  • It will feature dancing, live performances, DJs, literature, crafts and cultural activities that honour the country of Poland
  • Visitors will have the chance to sample an array of Polish cuisine including kranski, cabbage rolls and pierogies as well as beers and spirits

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

From tributes to the famous Polish composer Frédéric Chopin to opera arias by soprano Madeleine Turewicv, folk songs from Poland and Georgia and a performance by the Polish Extravaganza Band, the music lineup for the day is stacked. The stage will also be graced by traditional dancers of all ages in full costume.

In the market section, visitors will be able to shop handmade jewellery, artisanal snacks, books, folkstyle decorations, body care products and clothing. Those looking to grab a quick bite will find a variety of pierogies as well as classic Polish sausages, pastries and drinks on offer.

With the largest Polish community in Australia, Melbourne is the perfect place for such a festival.

“A special thank you goes out to our dedicated performers, volunteers, and stall holders. However, our most profound appreciation is reserved for you, our cherished visitors,” says festival president, Jan Szuba.

“It’s through your presence that we can bring together the vibrant tapestry of Poland’s culture, traditions, arts, spirit, and of course, its delectable pierogi, our famous dumplings.”

For more on the Fed Square Polish Festival, head here