Who’s Ready For The 2022 Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival?
The Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival is coming up soon and I can't wait to celebrate.
On the last weekend of August each year, people in West Michigan come together in downtown Grand Rapids for three days to celebrate and have fun.
Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival 2022
The Dozynki Polish Festival is the longest-running ethnic festival held in Grand Rapids. Thousands of people turn out each year for this three-day celebration of Polish food, music, and culture, usually held at a Downtown location on the last full weekend of August. Admission to this fun, family-friendly event has always been free, with live music, dancing, and some of the best Polish food in West Michigan!
When Is Grand Rapids Heritage Festival 2022?
The 2022 Grand Rapids Heritage Festival kicks off on Friday, August 26th, and runs through Sunday, August 28th.
Where Is the 2022 Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival Located?
The 2022 Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival will take place at Calder Plaza which is located at 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI. 49503
Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival 2022 Schedule Of Events
Friday, August 26th, 2022
Noon - American and Polish Anthems
12-4 p.m. - Bruce Packard Trio
5:30 p.m. - Paczki Eating Contest
6-10 p.m. - Rick Vinecki's Box On
7 p.m. - Presentation of the Citizen of the Year
Since 1977 the Polish Heritage Society has given an award of special recognition annually to an individual in the metro Grand Rapids area who embodies the spirit of community service in the Polish Tradition. You can check out past winners by clicking here
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
Noon - American and Polish national anthems
12-4 p.m. - Virgil BAker's Just For Fun Band
1-3 p.m. - Kids Activities
4:30 p.m. Paczki Eating Contest
6-10 p.m. - Gerry Kaminski's Polka Network
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
12-5 p.m. - Ray Watkoski Family Band
1-3 p.m. - Kids Activities
2 p.m. - Malbork Dance Demonstration
3 p.m. - Busia Queen Contest
Get the Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival 2022 schedule by clicking here
You Could Be The 2022 Busia Queen
The 2022 Dozynki is a Polish harvest festival, still celebrated today in rural parts of Poland. In the old days, after the harvest, the best girl harvester was selected as the queen of the harvest. She presented the lord of the manor with ceremonial gifts, a wreath made of grain, and the traditional loaf of bread & salt. The lord of the manor would then host a big harvest festival with lots of good food and dancing. if you want to enter you can click here
Volunteer At The 2022 Grand Rapids Polish Heritage Festival
Great events like this don't happen without amazing people behind the scenes that volunteer and donate their time. If you're interested in helping out and having a great time you can sign up here to volunteer
I'm so happy to be back home in West Michigan and hope to see everyone at the 2022 Polish Heritage Festival.