LOUP CITY—It’s that time of year again! The Polish Capital of Nebraska is ready for the annual Polish Days Celebration this weekend June 7-9. The Loup City Area Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses help to make this weekend possible. A post on the Polish Days – Loup City, Nebraska Facebook page gives a huge thank you to this year’s sponsors.
“A community event of this caliber wouldn’t be possible without their support,” the post reads. “We get great help from the local businesses,” Jen Smydra added.
Jen Smydra, with the Loup City Chamber of Commerce, said in conjunction with all of the free events for kids, event organizers have incorporated countless elements of Polish heritage such as the Polish spirits tasting, Polish food court, the painted eagle in town, Polish crafts, and abundant Polish flags!
“We try to put a lot more of the Polish ethnicity into the celebration for the weekend,” Smydra said.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are jam packed with events, contests, craft and food vendors, raffles, beer garden, a parade on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., and of course some polka music.
Friday: Viaero Wireless re-grand opening, Polish Prince and Princess contest, melodrama performance, food vendors, laser tag, polka music and street dance
Saturday: Fun run, yoga, Bloody Mary Making Contest, Sand volleyball, quilt show, craft time, “The American Dream” Parade at 10:30 a.m., food vendors, Polish food court, Sherman County Historical Society, Polish Spirits tasting, miniature golf, kids fun zone, petting zoo, firetruck/ambulance tours, family fishing, kiddie tractor pull, cornhole, rides and attractions, melodrama performance, Polish bowling, teen street dance, polka, fireworks show
Sunday: Polish breakfast buffet, Polish Mass, golf tournament, archery, dinner theater, melodrama performance