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May 21, 2013

Annual Cedar Polka Festival

Filed under: calendar,cedar,food,fun,Leelanau,michigan,music,summer — Andrew McFarlane @ 7:55 am

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 Comments »

  1. 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".

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    Comment by Scott — February 21, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  2. 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.

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    Comment by Daniel Drzewiecki — May 23, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

  3. 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!

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    Comment by Bobbi Jo Suchey — June 6, 2008 @ 8:30 am

  4. Not driving up this year, because we drove up last year

    to hear the Polka Towners, and they never showed....

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    Comment by Don Betts — June 27, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

  5. is there any camp grounds to stay in during this event

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    Comment by barb — June 30, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  6. Is there an age limit.
    My daughter is 18 and wants to come with
    me to the evening events.

    Deborah

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    Comment by Deborah White — March 15, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

  7. 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

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    Comment by Kim lancewicz — June 29, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

  8. 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

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    Comment by Kim lancewicz — June 29, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  9. A great place to be on a nice summer day. Lively, happy music. Will be sure to make it next year, if they hopefully have one.

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    Comment by Rob — September 25, 2009 @ 9:18 am

  10. Can anyone tell me the dates for the 2010 Cedar Polka Fest?

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    Comment by Marcia K. — February 18, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  11. Yes the dates for the 2010 Cedar Polka fest are
    July 1, 2, 3, 4. Hope to see you there!

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    Comment by Kathleen — June 13, 2010 @ 5:30 am

  12. 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!

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    Comment by Del — June 17, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

  13. what is the age limit for coming to the polka fest after 9 can a 20 year old still get in without a parent?

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    Comment by nicole — June 28, 2010 @ 9:26 am

  14. 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?

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    Comment by marc — July 2, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

  15. when is festival in 2011

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    Comment by john — February 28, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

  16. OK John - info is updated! June 30 - July 3.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — March 21, 2011 @ 10:10 am

  17. Anyone know who the bands are going to be this year? I believe Judy and her Suchey Brothers from Alpena are one.

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    Comment by Steve — March 21, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

  18. Haven't heard yet but we'll definitely post as soon as we learn something!

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — March 22, 2011 @ 7:58 am

  19. 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.

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    Comment by Kathleen — March 31, 2011 @ 2:15 am

  20. Thanks, Kathleen.

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    Comment by Steve — March 31, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

  21. I'm coming from Buffalo for this. Can't wait. 'Til then, Happy Dyngus Day!

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    Comment by Sandy — April 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  22. Sandy, Friday night is usually the best. Don't forget to try the Polish Ruben at the Bunting's booth.

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    Comment by Steve — April 11, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

  23. what bands will be there?

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    Comment by pam — April 27, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

  24. Pam,
    Would you like a broucher?

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    Comment by Kathleen — May 11, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

  25. 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.

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    Comment by adam bragdon — May 29, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  26. 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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    Comment by T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert — June 6, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

  27. Sorry T. Ron - we publish what information we have when we get it. I will rattle their cage again.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — June 7, 2011 @ 7:05 am

  28. Check out http://www.chardonpolkaband.com

    We're a band that would love to play at your festival. It looks like a lot of fun!
    -jake

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    Comment by Jake Kouwe — September 25, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

  29. When is this years polka fest? 2012?

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    Comment by Don Fohey — April 17, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

  30. The 2012 Cedar Polka Fest will be held July 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th, 2012.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — April 20, 2012 @ 8:53 am

  31. W naszym kraju nie ma ?adnego certyfikatu ergonomiczno?ci. To by pozwoli?o od razu wybra? dobre krzes?a biurowe. To dobrze, ?e kto? zwraca uwag? na te kwestie.

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    Comment by Tomek Zdzich — January 28, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

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