Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church presents The Houston Polish Festival
The Houston Polish Festival is a celebration of the food, the music, the language, the customs and the culture of the Polish people. Enjoy live music all day on the main stage presented by Brave Combo, Moe Hansum, Ed Winiarski, Ksawery Rolak, and others. Traditional Polish songs will be performed by the church’s youth and adults throughout the day and several musical and dance performances will be presented by the parish’s Polish folk dance group, Wawel.
Besides the cultural entertainment provided, the Houston Polish Festival is known for the exquisite and authentic Polish food. Traditional Polish food such as pierogi (stuffed dumplings), golabki (cabbage rolls), bigos (hunter’s stew) and kielbasa (sausage) as well as a huge assortment of traditional cakes and desserts lovingly prepared by our parishioners will be available.
Those touring the church will be able to see the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Black Madonna, and learn of Our Lady’s 600 year old history as protector and defender of the Polish nation. In addition, the festival provides a supervised, safe and fun children’s area complete with exciting games teaching the culture and history of Poland, face painting, kids’ snacks and other fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Inside the beautifully decorated new parish hall, visitors will find a silent auction full of unique items on which to bid. Polish souvenirs and memorabilia, Polish pottery, and festival t-shirts will be available at the festival.