Hello, Cześć, Boozhoo, Tansi, Bonjour!

It’s been a long 2 years since we were able to be together to celebrate Roncesvalles Village, and the unique heritage of this neighbourhood, at our weekend festival.

We are recognizing the changes in our community, with the newly rebranded “Roncesvalles Festival”.

Coming this September 17 & 18, and building on the long history of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival, we are sure to include fan favourites, like Polka and pierogi, in conjunction with a fresh focus to celebrate a broader range of local artists, musicians and, of course, food.

We are also thrilled to share that the Roncesvalles Village community music and arts festival, Roncy Rocks! which previously took place in June annually, will now be part of the Roncesvalles Festival, which means at this years’ Roncesvalles Festival we will all get even more of what makes Roncy Rock!

Combining old world charm with today’s Roncesvalles Village; well-known as one of Toronto’s most vibrant, unique, and creative communities, attendees will find an amazing variety of global cuisines from local eateries, exceptional shopping, and quality services, as well as performances by talented local artists and musicians, including Indigenous programming and family friendly activities!

Whether it’s your 1st time or your 15th, we can’t wait to say Hello, Cześć, Boozhoo, Tansi, and Bonjour and welcome you to Roncesvalles Village!

Now entering its fifteenth year, the Roncesvalles Festival; A Celebration of Local Food, Art, Music & Community is made possible by the Roncesvalles Village BIA; made up of more than 270 members in Toronto’s West End, serving our community of more than 16 thousand residents for over 35 years.

Now entering its fifteenth year, the Roncesvalles Festival; A Celebration of Local Food, Art, Music & Community is made possible by the Roncesvalles Village BIA; made up of more than 270 members in Toronto’s West End, serving our community of more than 16 thousand residents for over 35 years.
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

2022 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

GET TICKETS!

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

2022 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 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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