Polish Fest will not be at Summerfest grounds as originally scheduled

Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 19:27:51-04

MILWAUKEE — Polish Fest will not take place at Henry Maier Festival Park on its originally scheduled dates.

A spokesperson says Milwaukee World Festival/Summerfest informed them that the grounds would not be available to open and host Polish Fest on June 12-14.

"We have been discussing alternatives already in concern for health safety to our volunteers, performers, participants, and patrons prior to this directive and will continue to do so for possible alternative dates," the spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Festa Italiana canceled their event that was also going to be at the Summerfest grounds. The Italian Community Center says Festa will be "back and better than ever in 2021."

Milwaukee World Festival Inc. issued the following statement:

"In response to government mandates and the evolving situation with COVID-19, we are working closely with our partners on events scheduled at Henry Maier Festival Park during the 2020 festival season. This is an unprecedented, fluid situation which requires caution until there is a greater understanding of what dates are available for summer events."

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