Taste of Polonia set for Sept 2-5 at Copernicus in Jeff Park

Taste of Polonia

The 36th annual “Taste of Polonia” festival will be held Sept. 2 to 5 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

The main stage entertainment will be the Chicago tribute band CTA, Gentlemen of Leisure, Catfight, Breakfast Club, Abba Salute, Jak Tripper, Lounge Puppets, Libido Funk Circus, Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers, and Bandoleros.

The event also will feature a casino from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, a craft beer tent, 10 Polish food vendors, a bouncy house village, carnival rides and games, a climbing wall, face painting, martial arts demonstrations and a kids’ stage, which will include demonstrations by Gen-Ki Martial Arts and ABC Dance Academy. Mary Macaroni will perform a children’s show on Saturday and Monday afternoons.

In addition, a Mass will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday in the center’s theater, and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society will have a display on the area’s history inside the center’s annex.

Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, and noon to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Free parking and shuttles to and from the festival are available at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. 4626 N. Knox Ave.

Tickets for the festival are available at www.TOPchicago.org

Taste of Polonia in Chicago's Jefferson Park Neighborhood