3rd Annual Polish Festival at Seattle Center
Saturday-July 12, 2014, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Seattle Center – Armory & Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Polish Festival returns to Seattle Center on July 12, 2014 as part of Festal cultural programs. Come explore and experience Polish culture and traditions through live music and performances, workshops, traditional folk costumes, exhibits and children’s activities. Performance groups appearing at the festival include Agnieszka Laska Dancers, Polonez Dance Ensemble, Knife in the Water Jazz Quartet, Choir Vivat Musica! and Oregon Polka Beats.
Merchandise marketplace will showcase Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery, amber jewelry, crystal, and cut-out paper art, as well as information about local Polish-American community organizations. The beer garden will be well stocked with a variety of imported Polish beer, and food vendors will serve plenty of authentic delicious Polish food.
New this year will be presentation of cultural traditions from northern Poland ’s region known as Pomerania and Kashubia / Pomorze and Kaszuby. The festival will also showcase the “Traditional Passions of Poland” which have been cultivated for generations. Through interactive activity, conversation, literature, photographs and food tasting, the demonstrations will highlight the culture of honey-making; mushroom picking and use in traditional Polish dishes; the art of sausage making and tasting of traditional products.
For over a century, the Polish-American community of the Puget Sound has been active locally and is proud to participate in Festal to present Polish cultural traditions at the Seattle Center.