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Taste of Polonia 2023

Taste of Polonia 2023 – September 1st – Sptember 4th

The annual Taste of Polonia Festival takes place both inside and outside of the Copernicus Center over Labor Day weekend.

Copernicus Tickets


Admission: $15
Kids 12 and under are FREE.


Pre-Sale tickets only $10 will be valid for entry for any day at any time (for a limited time only until the end of May 2023)


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Taste of Polonia Festival Hours:

Friday September 1st 5:00 pm to 10:30pm,
Saturday September 2nd 12:00 pm to 10:30pm
Sunday September 3rd 12:00 pm to 10:30pm
Monday September 4th from 12:00 pm to 9:30pm.

Taste of Polonia is a celebration of Polish culture, American citizenship, Chicago pride, as well as a display of renowned Polish hospitality.

For four days, patrons can enjoy a true cultural experience that includes nonstop live music, dance performances, authentic Polish food and beer, exhibitions, local merchants, a casino, a Kids Stage filled with great activities and much much more!

The festival offers a diverse variety of music like pop, alternative, ethnic, rock, classical, dance as well as traditional polka music, from over 60 live bands and artists performing across all three stages. Throughout the weekend, patrons will be able to take a front-row seat at the Copernicus Theater stage to see spectacular performances by symphonic orchestras, local folk song and dance groups, and enjoy performers of all ages! In addition to live performances festival goers will be able to attend movie screenings of both feature films and documentaries. On Sunday morning the festival will begin with a 11:00 am Catholic Mass on the Theater Stage.

Attendees will be able to take a stroll through the festivals Merchant & Vendor row, where they will discover everything from local businesses to imported goods, from clothing and jewelry to gifts and much more. The organizers of the Taste of Polonia have prepared enough activities to keep the entire family entertained during all four days of the festival. Little ones can enjoy the many attractions like face painting, balloon animals, mascots, karate and dance showcases. They can also attend a Police Academy, dance around during disco hour or get some exercise during junior gymnastics. Organizers have arranged plenty of activities and giveaways for all kids to enjoy.

Inside the building patrons can appreciate an amazing exhibit about life and work of Nicholas Copernicus, Kid’s Art Show as well as numerous private and local artists displays. Also, adults will be able to play Texas Hold’Em and Blackjack at the indoor casino. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy!








Taste of Polonia has grown to be the country’s largest and oldest Polish Festival, with over 35,000 attendees. Make sure you don’t miss out on celebrating Chicago’s favorite ethnic festival!

See you all at the Taste of Polonia Festival!



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