Stage Schedules – Festival Highlights

Roncesvalles Polish Festival 2018 located along Toronto’s beautiful Roncesvalles Ave. has continuous live music on multiple stages including Polka and Euro Dance Bands, Polish folklore song and dance groups, Saturdays night’s Dance Under The Stars.

Discover the treasures along the 18 blocks of boutique shops, merchants and restaurants including: side walk sale’s, over 40 local restaurants / cafes / bakeries / bistros offering sample plates, expanded street patio’s at our restaurants and bars.

Visit our two Beverage Gardens located at the Main and Polkamania Stages.

We also have Polish and international food vendors, buskers, entertainers, family zones, amusement rides, art zone, 3 Stages (Main Stage, Scotiabank Polkamania Stage, and Copernicus Stage) and so much more you’ll have to come for both days!

Opening Ceremonies

Saturday September 15th, 4:00pm at the Main Stage

Canadian Olympian, Alex Kopacz, is our special guest and co-MC for the Opening Ceremonies.
In his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, Alex Kopacz won gold in the two-man bobsleigh event with pilot Justin Kripps.
Alex Kopacz – Team Canada

Roncesvalles Polish Festival is fun for all!

Added this year, join our Friday night Polish Festival Launch Parties!

Start your Polish Festival celebration early with two events to choose from, starting at 8:00pm:

Disco Polo Dance Party


Dance the night away with Impres.
Join us at Lithuanian House.
See more information at: Eventbrite or Facebook

Polka Party


Inducted into the Polka Hall Of Fame, these three leads and their bands will keep you dancing. Don’t miss Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, Ed Guca & The Polish Canadians, and John Góra & Górale.
Sponsored by Igloo Food Equipment
Join us at St. Casmir’s Church Hall.
See more information at: Eventbrite or Facebook

Saturday September 15th at 6pm – Live Performance

Pola Negri Stories


Pola Negri Stories
With English Subtitles
Written & Directed by Kazimierz Braun
Cast: Agata Pilitowska, Maria Nowotarska
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
See more information at Eventbrite or Facebook.

Below are just some of the highlights you can plan to see!

Festival Map:



2018 Performers and Bands

2018 Performers and Bands
ZRODLO – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Brampton

MILLENIUM – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Brampton

KUJAWIACY – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Kitchener

BIALY ORZEL – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Toronto

TATRY – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Windsor

CRACOVIA – Folklore Dance Ensemble from London

LECHOWIA – Folklore Dance Ensemble from Mississauga

HARNASIE – Highlanders Folklore Dance Ensemble

RADOSC JOY – Vocal Dance Ensemble from Mississauga

LUDOWA NUTA – Folklore Choir from Hamilton


JOHN GORA
(John Gora is an inductee of the INTERNATIONAL POLKA ASSOCIATION POLKA HALL OF FAME in CHICAGO)

ED GUCA
(Ed Guca is inductee of the INTERNATIONAL POLKA ASSOCIATION POLKA HALL OF FAME in CHICAGO)

GORALE

THE POLISH CANADIANS

ANNA CYZON

IMPULS

POLKY VILLAGE BAND

ATLANTIS

BOX ON

PHOCUS

CANADIAN LEGION BAND

HMCS YORK ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY BAND

CAPTAIN DARREN EVORGLENS

COPERNICUS GROUP CHOIR

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

LADY ELVIS & GYPSY MUSE

TRIBUTES TO THE 50’S & 60’S

TORONTO SCOTISH REGIMENT PIPE BAND

CEREMONY TO HONOUR VETERANS

HMCS YORK ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY BAND

CAPTAIN DARREN EVORGLENS

COPERNICUS GROUP CHOIR

EARLY YEARS ELVIS BY JOEY CUNDARI

CONCERT YEARS ELVIS BY SAM CALLERI

Stage Schedules

Saturday September 15th, 2018

Festival Hours: 11:00AM to 11:00PM

Main Stage

Main Stage Schedule
Main Stage located at Wright Avenue

Time Performers
11:00PM - 12:00PM ZRODLO - Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble from Brampton
MILLENIUM - Polish Folk Dance Group from Brampton
12:00PM - 1:00PM KUJAWIACY - Folklore Dance Ensemble from Kitchener
BIALY ORZEL - Polish Dance Ensemble from Toronto
1:00PM - 2:00PM Tatry - Folklore Dance Ensemble from Windsor
Cracovia - Folklore Dance Ensemble from London
2:00PM - 3:00PM Lechowia - Folklore Dance Ensemble from Mississauga
3:00PM - 4:00PM Radosc Joy - Vocal Dance Ensemble from Mississauga
4:00PM - 5:00PM Opening Ceremonies
5:00PM - 5:30PM Ludowa Nuta - Folklore Choir from Hamilton
5:30PM - 6:30PM Ed Guca & Polish Canadians
6:30PM - 7:00PM Ludowa Nuta - Folklore Choir from Hamilton
7:00PM - 8:30PM Anna Cyzon
8:30PM - 9:00PM Ludowa Nuta - Folklore Choir from Hamilton
9:30PM - 11:00PM IMPULS - Dance Under The Stars!

Scotiabank Polkamania Stage

Scotiabank Polkamania Stage Schedule
Scotiabank Polkamania Stage located north of Westminster Avenue

Time Performers
11:30PM - 1:00PM Polky Village Band
1:00PM - 2:00PM John Gora & Gorale
2:00PM - 3:00PM Atlantis
3:00PM - 4:00PM John Gora & Gorale
4:00PM - 4:45PM Atlantis
4:45PM - 6:00PM Interlude - Mass at St. Vincent de Paul
6:00PM - 7:15PM Box On
7:15PM - 8:30PM Phocus
6:00PM - 7:15PM Box On
9:45PM - 11:00PM Phocus

Copernicus Stage

Copernicus Stage Schedule
Copernicus Stage located near Marion Street

Time Performers
11:00PM - 12:00PM Canadian Legion Band
12:00PM - 1:00PM HMCS York Royal Canadian Navy Band
1:00PM - 2:00PM Captain Darren Evorglens
2:00PM - 3:00PM HMCS York Royal Canadian Navy Band
3:00PM - 4:00PM Copernicus Group Choir
4:00PM - 5:30PM Let The Good Times Roll
5:30PM - 6:30PM Lady Elvis & Gypsy Muse
6:30PM - 7:30PM Herman Vargas - A trip down Memory Lane

Sunday September 16th, 2018

Festival Hours: 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Main Stage

Main Stage Schedule
Main Stage located at Wright Avenue

Time Performers
10:30AM - 11:00PM Roncesvalles United Church Service
11:00AM - 12:30PM Polky Village Band
12:30PM - 1:00PM Ludowa Nuta - Folklore Choir from Hamilton
1:00PM - 2:00PM Ed Guca & Polish Canadians
2:00PM - 2:30PM Ludowa Nuta - Folklore Choir from Hamilton
2:30PM - 4:30PM Polanie
4:30PM - 5:00PM Tatry - Folklore Dance Ensemble from Oshawa
6:00PM - 7:00PM Polonez - Polish Canadian Folk Dance Ensemble from Hamilton

Scotiabank Polkamania Stage

Polkamania Stage Schedule
Scotiabank Polkamania Stage located north of Westminster Avenue

Time Performers
11:00AM - 12:00PM INTERLUDE - Mass at ST. Vincent de Paul
12:00AM - 12:30PM John Gora & Gorale
2:30PM - 3:45PM Box On
3:45PM - 5:00PM John Gora & Gorale
5:00PM - 7:00PM Box On

Copernicus Stage

Copernicus Stage Schedule
Copernicus Stage located near Marion Street

Time Performers
12:00PM - 1:00PM NAVY BAND
12:00PM - 12:10PM Ceremony To Honour Veterans
Commemorating 100 Years of Poland's Independence
12:10PM - 1:00PM HMCS York Royal Canadian Navy Band
1:00PM - 2:00PM Captain Derren Evorglens
2:00PM - 3:00PM HMCS York Royal Canadian Navy Band
3:00PM - 4:00PM Copernicus Group Choir
4:00PM - 5:00PM Let The Good Times Roll
5:00PM - 6:00PM Early Years Elvis by Joey Cundari
6:00PM - 7:00PM Concert Years Elvis by Sam Calleri

Festival Highlights

Boutique shops, Merchants, Restaurants and Bars

Boutique shops, Merchants, Restaurants and Bars
Discover the treasures along the 18 blocks of Roncesvalles Avenue
Taking place all day long, our local Boutique shops, Merchants, Restaurants and Bars, are excited to welcome you to the neighbourhood.
Without their support this great festival could not happen.
Discover the many businesses that make Roncesvalles Village such a great place to shop! You can expect to see our local shops and merchants with side walk sales and street front displays, over 40 local restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bistros offering sample plates, along with expanded street patio’s.

Dance Under The Stars

Dance Under The Stars - Saturday September 15,2017 - 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Dance Under The Stars takes place at the Main Stage
Saturday September 15,2017 - 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Come out and enjoy Canada's largest outdoor Polka Party with the ever-popular "Dance Under The Stars". Watch from the sidelines or better yet join the fun as we turn Roncesvalles Avenue into a Polka dance floor for all!

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland

Polish Cultural Display
Located at St. Casmir’s Hall (156 Roncesvalles Ave) and Copernicus Lodge (66 Roncesvalles Ave)
 

Poles in the Canadian Mosaic – 150 Years of History Display

Canada’s Role in the Rebirth of Poland: Niagara-on-the-Lake, 1917-1919.

The Polish Camp Kosciuszko in Canada during WWII at Niagara on the Lake, 1917-1919

Members of the Canadian Parliament of Polish Heritage, 1867-2017

Fryderyk Chopin, 1810-1849, Poland’s Gift to World Culture

Pola Negri Stories

Pola Negri Stories - Saturday September 15th at 6pm - Live Performance

Pola Negri Stories
With English Subtitles
Written & Directed by Kazimierz Braun
Cast: Agata Pilitowska, Maria Nowotarska
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
See more information at Eventbrite or Facebook.

Scotiabank Activation

Scotiabank Activation
Located at 203 Roncesvalles Ave.
 

Kannuk Vodka Sampling

Kannuk Vodka Sampling
Located at the Main Stage Beverage Gardens

Kannuk Vodka

Sample Kannuk Vodka, and find out what a excellent small batch Canadian made vodka is.

LOT Polish Airlines

Win a trip to Poland
Located near 141 Roncesvalles Avenue

LOT Polish Airlines

The Official Airline of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. Visit their booth and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Poland.

BABCI – Pickle on a Stick

BABCI - European Fine Foods
Located near Fern Avenue

BABCI – Pickle on a Stick

The Official Polish Pickle providers to the festival and the originators of the now famous ‘Pickle on a Stick’. Back this year with their delicious ‘Babci’ brands!.

Art of the Barbecue Display

Pollocks Home Hardware - Art of the Barbecue Display
Located near Constance Avenue

Pollocks Home Hardware’s Art of the Barbecue Display

Speak to the experts, and find the BBQ you have been dreaming about.

Nissan Test Drive

High Park Nissan Test Drive
Located north of Howard Park Avenue

Nissan Test Drive

Take a ride in a brand new Nissan! Brought to you by High Park Nissan.

Starsky Fine Foods Activation

Starsky Fine Foods
Located near High Park Boulevard

Starsky Fine Foods

CIBC Capital Markets Photobooth

CIBC Capital Markets
Located near Fern Avenue

CIBC Global Money Transfer Souvenir Photo

Come and get your free souvenir photo at our fun green-screen photo booth which you can also email to friends and families here and back home.

Barque Patio

Barque Patio
Located at 299 Roncesvalles Avenue

Barque Patio

Enjoy Refined BBQ on Barque’s extended patio.

Tim Hortons Patio

Tim Hortons Patio
Located at 175 Roncesvalles Avenue

Tim Hortons Patio

Polish ArtWalk

Polish ArtWalk
Various Locations along Roncesvalles Avenue

Polish Artwalk

IWONA KONART – Green Light District, 457 Roncesvalles Avenue

JERZY CEBO – Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

IWONA DUFAJ – Pizzeria Defina, 321 Roncesvalles Avenue

AGATA WISNIEWSKI – Home Smith, 309 Roncesvalles Avenue

EVA LEWARNE – Lit Espresso Bar, 221 Roncesvalles Avenue

MARZENA KOTAPSKA – Cafe Polonez, 185 Roncesvalles Avenue

ANIA BICZYSKO & WOJTEK BICZYSKO – Scooter Girl Toys – 187 Roncesvalles Avenue

JULITA SIDONIA WOLANSKA – Early Bird & Worm, 169 Roncesvalles Avenue


Presented with support from the Consulate General for the Republic of Poland in Toronto.

Family Fun Zones

Family Fun Zones
Fun For All!
For Kids of all ages! Amusement rides and so much more, bring the whole family and share a smile. We have Midway rides, and Carnival games.

Busker Zones

Busker Zones
Talented Local Entertainers
Located in multiple spots along Roncesvalles Avenue, taking place all day long, come out an see some local entertainers preform and amuse you!

European Classic Car Display

European Car Display
European Classic Car Display
See a beautiful collection of Classic European cars. Located at Garden Avenue.

Vendors and Food Vendors

Vendors and Food Vendors
Vendors and Food Vendors
Vendors with unique items as well as Food Vendors serving Polish and international cuisine located along Roncesvalles Avenue.

Beverage Gardens

Beverage Gardens
Serving Zywiec Beer, Nalewka Babuni Cherry, and Kannuk vodka.
Two locations, at Main Stage, and Polkamania Stage, open during the entirety of the festival, a great spot to meet up with friends and say “Na Zdrowie” (Polish for cheers!) as you enjoy a beverage; listening to music, seeing stage performances!