Polish Festival @ Fed Square

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Federation Square

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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The Festival features an array of song and dance performances, merchandise and culinary delights guaranteed to transport you to the historical town squares of Europe. Now in its 15th year, the Festival brings a taste of Poland to Melbourne and transforms Fed Square into Little Warsaw.

The Main Square hums with lively Old World atmosphere, with colourful dance and music performances as well as unique shopping opportunities. From exquisite amber jewellery to unique Boleslawiec ceramics and talented local artisans displaying their handcrafted wares, this truly is a market like no other.

Children (and the young at heart) can get their face painted or dress up in traditional Polish costumes at the interactive photo booth. There are arts and crafts activities for kids, where they can make wreaths or a mask of the 'Smok Wawelski' (Wawel Dragon).

The dancing isn't limited to the stage - there will be Polish dance lessons for adults and children throughout the day.

Of course, a taste of Polish hospitality would be nothing without the fantastic food and beer. Although pierogi (dumplings), kielbasa (sausage) and bigos (hunters stew) may be a mouthful to say for non-Polish speakers, it's guaranteed you will leave with a love for Polish food. Spend time with friends, and make some new ones, in the Beer Garden with a variety of Polish beers and vodkas available.

It is well known that when Poles get together, a good time is assured. Come along and find out why.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Festival is for all ages - no ID requirements. 18+ ID will be required to enter the Beer Garden.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Train: Flinders Streeet Station. For more information about train services, visit Public Transport Victoria.

Trams stopping at Federation Square

Route 1 – East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach

Route 3 – Melbourne University to East Malvern

Route 5 – Melbourne University to Malvern

Route 6 – Melbourne University to Glen Iris

Route 8 – Moreland to Toorak

Route 16 – Melbourne University to Kew

Route 64 – Melbourne University to East Brighton

Route 67 – Melbourne University to Carnegie

Route 70 – Bourke St Docklands to Wattle Park

Route 72 – Melbourne University to Camberwell

Route 75 – City (Spencer St) – Vermont South


Federation Square Car Park

Accessed from Russell Street or Batman Ave
(Exhibition Street extension – City Link)


Swanston St (near Transport Hotel) 5 racks

Flinders St (in front of ACMI) 13 racks

Flinders St (in front of the National Design Centre) 7 racks

Russell St (near the roundabout ) 6 racks

River Terrace (near Zinc @ Federation Square) 5 racks

Level 3 Car Park (west end) 15 racks

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact us via our website www.polishfestival.com.au

Send us an email info@polishfestival.com.au

Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/polishfestivalfedsquare

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Federation Square

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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