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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center


July 2018

July 29   SGSCA Picnic at the Lincoln Park
July 27   The 25th Anniversary Party for SGSCA at Salty's
July 7   Polish Festival at the Seattle Center / Armory & Mural Amphitheatre
July   Polish Cultural Center Open in July

Polish Festival

July 29, noon - 4 pm: SGSCA Picnic at the Lincoln Park

Everyone is invited - individuals and families, members and guests - to celebrate the summer at the yearly picnic of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. Come to learn about upcoming SGSCA activities and to socialize with other Polish-Americans while munching on roasted kielbasa and other delights and enjoying a day in a park.


Where: the Lincoln Park in Seattle, shelter #3; admission free, food and drink but please bring a dish of your favorite picnic food to share

More: SGSCA, or contact Zbig Konofalski

July 27, 6 pm: The 25th Anniversary Party for SGSCA at Salty's in Alki

The Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association turns 25! You can celebrate the anniversary along with your friends from SGSCA and a delegation from City of Gdynia by coming to the anniversary dinner held at Salty's restaurant in Alki. SGSCA's feathers in the cap include producing Seattle Polish Film Festival, organizing exchange between sister cities, including a summer business school for highschooler co-organized with Washington Business Week. Congratulations!


Where: Salty's Waterfront Seafood Grills in Alki, Seattle; tickets $50 per person

More: SGSCA, or contact Zbig Konofalski

July 7, noon - 8 pm: Polish Festival at the Seattle Center / Armory & Mural Amphitheatre

The 7th annual Polish Festival Seattle is part of the big ethnic festival series at the Seattle Center, known as Festal. The venue is again the Armory and the Mural Amphitheatre. The Festival focus this year is on the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland as well as the centennial of the Polish Home Association of Seattle. Attractions include: live performances by folk groups  and music bands, a Chopin piano concert, a movie about Polish community in Seattle, exhibits: about 1918 Poland and the independence fighters; cooking demos and workshops, children’s activities and more. Vodka tasting is coming back! Vendor booths offer Polish glass art, hand-crafted pottery, crystal, jewelry, and paper cut-cut art. Also available: plenty of great Polish food and a beer garden.


The Festival needs a lot of volunteers for late afternoon and evening shifts, specifically for food court, baked goodies and children activities. A free festival T-shirt and food tickets for 3+ hours of volunteering!


Where: Armory & Mural Amphitheatre at the Seattle Center in Seattle; admission & entertainment free

More: Polish Festival on facebook; please contact Alisa Lahti

July: The Polish Cultural Center Open in July

The Polish Cultural Center is open on Friday nights in July but it is closed on Sundays. It will be closed for the yearly summer break in August.


More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle


© 2018  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński