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Polka Fest Committee members ride on float while band plays, July 3, 1999
Polka Fest Committee members ride on Chamber of Commerce float while polka band plays, July 3, 1999. Photo: Wanda Purzner

Cedar Polka Festival

This celebration of the Polish heritage of northwest lower Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula, known as "Little Poland," is held the first weekend in July each year. Traditional music, dance, food ways, and customs dating to the 1860's are showcased for approximately 40,000 visitors to the volunteer-run event.

Originally submitted by: Bart Stupak, Representative (1st District).

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