SOURCE: Copernicus Foundation

Copernicus Foundation

August 12, 2013 15:48 ET

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Ultimate, End-of-Summer Chicago Festival

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) - Celebrate Labor Day weekend with non-stop music, great food and fun for all ages at the Annual Taste of Polonia (August 30th - September 2nd) at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. (corner of Lawrence and Milwaukee Aves.)

Indulge in Polish favorites like delicious kielbasa, pierogi, and potato pancakes; or sample a variety of imported beer including Poland's #1 favorite, Tyskie! Visit one of five stages for a unique selection of live music for every taste -- from popular local bands to international musicians playing everything from classic and alternative rock to folk, world, pop, dance and, of course, polka!

The diverse 36-band musical line-up includes crowd favorites like Gentlemen of Leisure and Rico Band plus performances by popular tribute bands: Tributosaurus, Street Survivor (Lynyrd Skynyrd), American English (Beatles) and Rick Saucedo, (Elvis) and more. There are also famous bands straight from Poland and Chicago Club DJs spinning every night after 7 p.m.

Tap your foot along to traditional folk dancing, do the polka, roll the dice at "Big Nick's Casino," test your luck at carnival and arcade games, or take a stroll around the Festival Marketplace to shop for festive fashions and old-world treasures!

Families can visit the Krakus Kids Stage complete with children's theater, dance and music workshops, karaoke, balloon twisting, face painting, talent and game shows plus a special Krakus kids' cook-off contest -- complete with prizes and giveaways! There are also plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy at Taste of Polonia including arcade games, a climbing wall, inflatables and more!

Taste of Polonia
Labor Day Weekend: August 30th - Sept. 2nd

Festival Hours
Friday: 5-11 pm
Sat./Sun.: 12-11 pm
Monday: 12-10 pm

Regular: $7
Seniors 65+: $5
Children 12 and under are free!

Taste of Polonia at the Copernicus Center is conveniently located just one block from the Jefferson Park CTA and Metra lines. Free parking available at Wright Jr. College with free shuttle buses every 20 min.

For more info and a complete entertainment schedule, visit:

About the Copernicus Foundation and Center
Founded in 1971, The Copernicus Foundation is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization chartered to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural and educational resource. The Center is a monument to the Polish American community and its desire to retain its rich heritage, while serving the community at large.

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