Pulaski Days is held annually in Grand Rapids over the first full weekend of October.

There's a parade, polka, live music, and a whole lot of great food!  Choose from kielbasa, paczki, golumbki, kapusta, pierogi, and maybe a few drinks too.

View a complete schedule and highlights for Pulaski Days 2012 in Grand Rapids.

Pulaski Days celebrates Polish heritage by honoring General Casimir Pulaski who was a Revolutionary War hero.

The celebration has already begun with kielbasa and pierogi eating contests, plus a flag raising ceremony, but this weekend Pulaski Days get really busy.  Highlights include:

  • Thursday - Golumbki eating contest at Sixth Street Hall.  7:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Friday - Food and Polka begins at 15 clubs in Grand Rapids.
  • Saturday - Pulaski Parade at 11:00am.  Parade runs east down Michigan Street from College to Diamond.
  • Sunday - Polka Mass at 11:00am at John Ball Park Bandshell.  Bring a lawn chair.  In case of bad weather - Mass moves to Knights of Columbus #3104 at 11:15am.

View a map of all of the halls.

Here's a complete schedule for Pulaski Days 2012!