Annual Cedar Polka Festival

The 2013 Cedar Polka Fest will be held July 4-7, 2013. Highlights include a parade on Saturday at noon, softball tournament, a polka mass and (of course) polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka including the Cynor Classic Polka Band, Craig Ebel & Dy Versa, Jimmy J’s Polka Band, the Frank Moravcik Band, Ray Watkowski Family Band and Pan Franek & Zosia.

Polka!Thursday, July 4, 2013
The annual Cedar Polka Festival begins with the flag raising ceremony at 5:00 p.m. Music and dancing begins immediately after the ceremony. Music TBA.

Friday, July 5, 2013
Sidewalk Chalk Art at 10 am, meet at the Town Hall. Music and dancing beings at 2 pm.

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Polka Fest Parade begins at noon at the Solon Twp. Hall. All participants should be at the Solon Twp. Hall by 11:30 am sharp.

Music and dancing begins at 2 pm and runs until 1 am.

Click for polka fest poster!Sunday, July 7, 2013
Polka Mass celebrated with Father Ken Stachnik at 11 am under the tent followed by the traditional Polish Procession of Our Lady of Czestochwa immediately after the mass. Music and dancing resumes at 1 pm.

For Info Phone: (231) 228-3378 or email cedarchamber@gmail.com.

The photo is Polka Dancing in Krakow by beastiekeith. Check out the Library of Congress Local Legacies and the Leelanau.com/map Cedar Polka Fest location



31 replies
  1. Scott
    Scott says:

    I would like to know when the 2008 fest will be held. Is there a web site for this event?

    I attended the Polka Fest in 2007, I had a lot of fun, the music was great and the people of the town were very friendly and helpful. However I found the porta-john facilities gross and disgusting you could really improve in that area.

    I look forward to the festival this year and my annual trip “Up North”.

  2. Daniel Drzewiecki
    Daniel Drzewiecki says:

    Would like info on the 2008 polka festival.
    Also have family tree records that dating back to 1819 for my Drzewiecki ancestors. We live in Toledo, Ohio.

  3. Bobbi Jo Suchey
    Bobbi Jo Suchey says:

    I have been researching and can’t find updated info on this years Polka Fest (08) I would love to invite much of my family up to festival but they will be asking who is playing and I don’t know what to tell them. Please respond quickly.

    Thank You!

  4. Kim lancewicz
    Kim lancewicz says:

    We are offering a shuttle service from Tom’s West Bay in T.C. every 2 hours and from the festival Friday July 3 for $20.00 round trip from 12 noon until 12 midnight with min. of 6 passengers each trip. How do we get the word out? Thanks, Kim at Cherry Country Group Shuttle Tours

  5. Kim lancewicz
    Kim lancewicz says:

    We are offering a shuttle service to and from Tom’s west Bay in T.C. July 3 starting at 12noon until 12 midnight for $20.00 per person round trip with a mimimum of 6 passengers each trip every two hours. How do we get the word out? Thanks. Kim at Cherry Country Group Shuttle Tours 231-944-9298

  6. Del
    Del says:

    Make Danny Petriskey Fire Chief! what is the hold up in Cedar? this guy has given years of devotion and know how to the dpartment. Now hes been the interim chief for quite a while. Get Rosinski out there and the good old boy Centerville/Cleveland/Solon Board hacks. This area deserves better and we deserve Danny for Fire Cheif not long gone shifty Al!

  7. marc
    marc says:

    Polish ladies are the true beauties of the world! I love them and I love Polish food! May you please tell me what kinds of Polish food will be at the Polka Fest?

  8. Kathleen
    Kathleen says:

    The new brouchers are out for the 2011 Cedar Polka Fest. If anyone is interested in receiving one, they can be picked up at any Cedar business.

  9. adam bragdon
    adam bragdon says:

    does anybody know if it is OK the Bragdon boys pitch a tent behind the softball fields? I know it has ben done in the past.

  10. T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert
    T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert says:

    The polka festival information makes no sense. The dates must refer to a calendar on Mars. Likewise, band names should have been available by June 1, 2011. We would like to include the fest in our listings, but cannot use this stuff.


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