COVID-19 UPDATE

July 14, 2020

Following the City of Toronto’s announcement that events are cancelled through September 30 due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Roncesvalles Polish Festival will not be held this September 19 & 20, 2020. We want to thank you for your patience, your optimism and the opportunities you have provided us to host this amazing festival on Roncesvalles Ave. We would also like to thank the festival-goers, members, partners, suppliers, performers, exhibitors and sponsors for their continued support and dedication to this annual festival.

We look forward to the Roncesvalles Polish Festival returning in 2021, stay tuned for updates. Please continue to stay safe and support the businesses in Roncesvalles Village by shopping locally.

Thank you

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

Cześć!

Roncesvalles Polish Festival, North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto’s best neighbourhood, Roncesvalles Village! Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Roncesvalles Festival is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you in September 2021.

Now entering its fifteenth year, the Roncesvalles Polish Festival adds an old world charm to today’s Roncesvalles Village, well-known as one of Toronto’s most vibrant, diverse and creative communities.

Enjoy great local and international music, including Polish folklore, Polka and Euro dance bands, and entertainment from near and far on multiple stages. Saturday night enjoy the ever-popular Dance Under The Stars. Come out and sample fantastic cuisine from over 40 renowned restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bistros, along Roncesvalles, and of course, lots of traditional Polish fare, including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos, cabbage rolls, and much much more!

Discover treasures along the 18 blocks of boutique shops and merchants. We also have a Car Show and many great vendors with unique products and food.

The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is easy to get to by transit and car, family-friendly and free, with lots of entertainment for kids, families, and adults, including two midway areas, three stages with continuous entertainment, two giant beverage gardens, and of course the wonderful offerings of Roncesvalles Village’s restaurants and merchants.

Find out what over 300,000 people discovered last year: nobody knows how to party quite like us!

See you at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival!

September 2021

150
Local Shops, Boutiques, Merchants
40
Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries, Bistros, Bars
3
Stages
40
Performances
90
Vendors + Exhibitors
6
Beverage Gardens + Extended Patios
20
Buskers
2
Family Zones - Amusement Ride Area's

Schedule

2021 SCHEDULE – to be announced in the future.

Look Back at 2019

Wednesday – Sunday, September 11 – 15, 2019

Roncesvalles Culinary Experience
Multiple restaurants along Roncesvalles Ave.

Roncesvalles Culinary Experience

Wednesday September 11th thru
Sunday September 15th

The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is celebrating the neighbourhood’s outstanding restaurant scene by offering a special FIXED PRICE MENU.

Visit the following restaurants to see their own unique cuisines:

The Ace

The Ace – Fixed Price Menu

Bacan

Bacan – Fixed Price Menu

Barque Smokehouse

Barque Smokehouse – Fixed Price Menu

Café Polenez

Cafe Polonez – Fixed Price Menu

Cinco

Cinco – Fixed Price Menu

Pizzeria Defina

Pizzeria Defina – Fixed Price Menu

The Dizzy

The Dizzy Pub – Fixed Price Menu

La Cubana

La Cubana – Fixed Price Menu

Tuk Tuk Canteen

Tuk Tuck Canteen – Fixed Price Menu

Friday September 13th, 2019

Polka Party - 8PM - 12AM
Located at St. Casmir’s Church Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave.

Roncesvalles Polka Party Poster

Polka Party

Friday September 13, 2019 8pm – 12am

A great way to start the festivities. Join us Friday September 13th, 2019 at St. Casmir’s Church Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. for a fun filled evening of Polka featuring The Buffalo Touch and Ed Guca & The Polish Canadians.

Dancing shoes are mandatory!

Advanced entry tickets are $13.00.

Sponsored by: Guardian Logo

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Saturday September 14th, 2019

Roncesvalles Polish Festival on Roncesvalles Ave.
11:00AM to 11:00PM

Pierogi Making - 10AM - 12PM
Located at Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave

Pierogi Making

Saturday September 14th, 2019 – 10AM – 12PM

Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave.

Did your Babcia not teach you how to make pierogi?

Do you want to learn so you can impress your family and friends?

Well then, let our resident Babcias show you the fine art of pierogi making.

In this two-hour, hands-on class you will learn how to make fine pierogi to take home and wow those who once scoffed at your abilities. Under the fine eye of our cooks and Babcias, you will learn how to do it right!

To receive a copy of Polish Touch Cookbook, filled with traditional polish recipes including polish food and holiday traditions, be sure to select that ticket option.

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Main Stage
Located at Wright Avenue
Sponsored by:

Start Time End Time Performer
11:00 am 12:00 pm WISLASONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE FROM BRANTFORD
12:00 pm 1:00 pm ZRODLAPOLISH FOLK SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE
MILLENIUMPOLISH SONG & DANCE GROUP
1:00 pm 2:00 pm BIALY ORZELPOLISH DANCE ENSEMBLE TORONTO
TATTRYSONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE FROM WINDSOR
CRACOVIAPOLISH-CANADIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
2:00 pm 3:00 pm LECHOWIAPOLISH-CANADIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
3:00 pm 4:00 pm RADOSC JOYVOCAL DANCE GROUP
4:00 pm 5:00 pm OPENING CEREMONIES
5:00 pm 6:00 pm RONCESVALLES CULINARY EXPERIENCE
6:00 pm 6:30 pm LUDOWA NUTA
6:30 pm 7:45 pm MR. SYSTEMPOLISH-CANADIAN BAND
7:45 pm 8:00 pm LUDOWA NUTAPOLISH CHOIR FROM HAMILTON
8:00 pm 9:00 pm ANNA CYZONPOLISH-CANADIAN RECORDING ARTIST
9:00 pm 9:30 pm LUDOWA NUTAPOLISH CHOIR FROM HAMILTON
9:30 pm 11:00 pm KOMPOTHIGH ENERGY POLISH CANADIAN BAND

*Schedule is subject to change without notice

Scotiabank Polkamania Stage
Located north of Westminster Avenue

Start Time End Time Performer
11:00 am 12:00 pm LIVE PERFORMANCES
12:00 pm 1:00 pm ED GUCA & THE POLISH CANADIANS
1:00 pm 2:30 pm JOHN GORA
2:30 pm 4:00 pm ED GUCA & THE POLISH CANADIANS
4:00 pm 5:00 pm JOHN GORA
5:00 pm 6:00 pm LIVE PERFORMANCES
6:00 pm 7:00 pm BOX ON
7:00 pm 8:00 pm PHOCUS
8:00 pm 9:00 pm BOX ON
9:00 pm 10:00 pm PHOCUS
10:00 pm 11:00 pm BOX ON
Copernicus Stage
Located near Marion Street

Start Time End Time Performer
11:00 am 12:00 pm PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE TORONTO SCOTTISH REGIMENT
12:00 pm 1:00 pm HMCS YORK BAND
1:00 pm 2:00 pm YOUNG AT HEART
2:00 pm 3:00 pm HMCS YORK BAND
3:00 pm 4:00 pm POLISH KLIMATY
4:00 pm 5:00 pm THE 7TH TORONTO REGIMENT ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY BAND
5:00 pm 6:00 pm LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL FAMILY ROCK N ROLL DANCE PARTYGames, Prizes, Hula Hoop Contest’s and Family Fun!
6:00 pm 7:00 pm LADY ELVIS

Sunday September 15th, 2019

Roncesvalles Polish Festival on Roncesvalles Ave.
11:00AM to 7:00PM

Main Stage
Located at Wright Avenue

Start Time End Time Performer
10:30 am 11:30 am RONCESVALLES UNITED CHURCH SERVICE
11:30 am 12:00 pm NON STOP DIXIE
12:00 pm 12:30 pm LUDOWA NUTA
12:30 pm 2:00 pm POLANIE
2:00 pm 2:30 pm LUDOWA NUTA
2:30 pm 4:00 pm IMPULS
4:30 pm 5:15 pm HARNASIEPOLISH SONG & DANCE HIGHLANDERS GROUP
5:15 pm 7:00 pm KUJAWIACYPOLISH SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE FROM KITCHENER
POLONEZPOLISH CANADIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE FROM HAMILTON
Scotiabank Polkamania Stage
Located north of Westminster Avenue

Start Time End Time Performer
11:00 pm 1:30 pm No stage entertainment in respect of Mass taking place at St Vincent de Paul Church
1:30 pm 2:30 pm BOX ON
2:30 pm 3:30 pm JOHN GORA
3:30 pm 4:30 pm BOX ON
4:30 pm 5:30 pm JOHN GORA
5:30 pm 7:00 pm BOX ON
Copernicus Stage
Located near Marion Street

Start Time End Time Performer
11:00 am 12:00 pm THE BAND OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA
12:00 pm 1:00 pm HMCS YORK BAND
1:00 pm 2:00 pm YOUNG AT HEART
2:00 pm 3:00 pm HMCS YORK BAND
3:00 pm 4:00 pm POLISH KLIMATY
4:00 pm 5:00 pm THE REGIMENTAL BAND AND BUGLES OF THE QUEENS OWN RIFLES OF CANADA
5:00 pm 6:00 pm LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL FAMILY ROCK N ROLL DANCE PARTYGames, Prizes, Hula Hoop Contest’s and Family Fun!
6:00 pm 7:00 pm TRIBUTE TO ELVIS by SAM CALLERI

Events

CLICK ON THE EVENT FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS

2021 EVENTS:

2019 EVENTS:

Pierogi Making
Pierogi Making 2019
food
Polka Party poster
Polka Party 2019
Dancing
Culinary Experience Poster
Culinary Experience 2019
food

Festival Map

Roncesvalles Polish Festival could not be possible without our great sponsors.

Our Sponsors

The Roncesvalles Polish Festival sincerely thanks the ongoing funding and support by the Roncesvalles Village BIA, Roncesvalles Village Board of Management, Roncesvalles Village Marketing and Promotions Committee and all the Roncesvalles Village member businesses. We thank them for their ongoing support which makes this festival possible.

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