The weather conditions could not have been better for us to introduce our two youngest children to the magic of Pulaski Polka Days.
A booyah breeze wafted over us as we took our customary place in front of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Chubby babies meandered, proud veterans represented, and then, with celebratory regularity, polka bands sounded their glorious um pah pahs.
We admired the babies, saluted the veterans and tapped our toes to the passing bands.
Then, we made our way east along with the parade. This strategy, culled from three studied years, allowed us to arrive at the Polka Day grounds well ahead of the crowds.
We found a shaded picnic table, gathered a healthy supply of pieroghis, halubkis, polish sausages and pork dumplings, and merrily feasted.
Appropriately carbo loaded, we hit the dance floor just as the parade wrapped up.
Then, I danced with my husband while my son danced with my daughter, and then I danced with my son while my husband danced with my daughter, and then I danced with my daughter while my son and my husband…watched.
Rimmed with spectator chairs, the tented venues might be intimidating at first glance. But, get a load of the Biskupic family hoofing it up, and a bunch of other amateurs mingling with some very impressive polka dancers, and you’ll see that the beauty of Pulaski Polka Days is its take all comers attitude.
Go for the music, stay for the dancing, and linger for the really delicious food.
If you have not been there, put Pulaski Polka Days on your list of must see Wisconsin events.
We’ll see you next year.