Festival Polonaise

Dates: August 16-18, 2024
Location: Niles, IL
Hours: Friday:  5PM-11PM; Saturday:10AM-11PM; Sunday 10AM-11PM
Attendance: 50,000+
Demographics: Polish American and General Market families.

• Two stages.
• Continuous music and entertainment.
• International and national headliners.
• Polka dancing.
• Carnival.
• Kids area.
• Interactive games and contests for kids and adults.
• Beer Garden.
• Plentiful authentic food and drink.


The easiest and cheapest trip to Poland is really just a few miles away for most Chicagoans.  For three days in August, Polish culture, music, dance, celebrity, food and drink can all be experienced at Festival Polonaise- on the grounds of Golf Mill Park in suburban Chicago. It’s cultural immersion at its best- featuring all of the wonderful things that Chicago’s huge Polish population celebrates.

Two stages feature continuous music and comedy acts all day long culminating in performances by national and international music, television and sports celebrity headliners. These celebrities are huge draws and play a big role in the event’s high attendance levels. 

Other components include polka dancing, a big carnival, an elaborate kid’s area, interactive games and contests for both kids and adults, and of course food and beer.  Some of Chicago’s most favorite Polish restaurants participate- offering a big collective menu of delicious Polish favorites. American restaurants participate too, rounding out the event’s huge food and drink selections.

The event attendance grows larger each year, finally adding a third night (Friday) in 2019 to accommodate the increasing attendance. This year the event expects a crowd of 50,000 or more.

Events & Venues

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January Events

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February Events

Randolph Street Market

March Events

St Paddys Day Run

May Events

American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
Do Division
Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Taste of Mexico
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Sheffield Music Festival
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

Year Round Opportunities

Norine Smyth

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Festival Polonaise is a wonderful opportunity to target a very large crowd of middle class Polish American families with higher education levels. 

The Polish population in Chicagoland is huge, and it seems as if everyone connected to this tight knit community comes out to celebrate their rich culture.

The sponsorship assets for this event are many including mentions in radio spots, ads in Festival Magazine, inclusion in E-blasts, naming rights to event components, multiple signage opportunities and much more.

If you are looking to connect your brand with a large audience of hard working, educated middle class Americans- this is a really great opportunity.