Polish Heritage Day




  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






The biggest Polish festival is back on the 14th of May with a jam-packed family fun and entertainment schedule.

The event will commence at 11:30 am with the Gloucester Excelsior Band concert. At noon, the Mayor of Gloucester will officially open the festival, followed by the performances of the Polish folk dance troupe 'Szarotka' and the children's choir from the Polish Parish in Gloucester.

The Ukrainian Church of the Good Shepherd choir will sing at 2 pm, followed by children from the Polish Saturday School Polish Academy in Gloucester and the Ukrainian folk dance group.

From 3 pm, the stage will be taken by the Ebola rock band, which had an outstanding gig in Kings Square in 2018.

The Music Works artists will take to the stage at 4 pm. It's a Gloucestershire based music charity that transforms lives through music. Young performers from The Music Works' UPSURGE artist development programme (Rosita, Masie Gaffney, Chez, Muna Moné, t.e.d) and G15 Youth Voice group will provide 3 hours of musical entertainment.

The famous Polish Pierogi (dumplings) and other delicacies will be available during the festival.

Aviation fans will be pleased with Laguna's Spitfire Legacy exhibition.

We have prepared a varied entertainment programme for younger guests, including art classes, a stilt-walking show, bubble workshops, face painting, and a mascot appearance.

Marcin Hawrylo and the PRS24 Polish Radio Swindon team will be a host of the event.

Polish Heritage Day 2022 has been funded by:

  • Gloucestershire County Council - Build Back Better Market Town's Fund
  • Polish Embassy in London
  • BorgWarner StonehousePolish food chain Biedronki
  • Gloucester BID
  • Gloucester City Council