At 10:00 on Saturday morning, floats, bands, and colorful costumes will kick-off the downtown festivities. The parade traditionally includes
something for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the music of our polka bands riding on decorated floats or the sounds of our award winning Ennis High School Marching Band. The Shriners make their annual appearance, as well as celebrities, public officials, motorcycles, horseback riders, clowns, kids, and seniors! This giant parade twists through historic downtown Ennis and is sure to please. CLICK HERE to download a parade entry form or call the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at (972) 878-2625 for more information. The 2016 Parade Theme is "Polka is Golden".
Kolache Eating Contest
Don't miss the 6th Annual Kolache Eating Contest on Saturday at 1:00p.m. at the Downtown Stage. Prizes will be given to Men's, Women's, Youth Boy and Youth Girl Individual Champion. Register at the Chamber of Commerce until Friday at noon. Register at the Downtown Stage until Saturday at noon.
Downtown Street Dance
Dance the streets of Downtown Ennis on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is FREE so come and Czech it out.
Arts and Crafts / Food / Kids Activities
Shop the streets of Downtown Ennis on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. from vendors with unique works of art, fashion favorites and more. Kids will have a good time playing and participating in activities such as face painting, a rock climbing wall, and bounce houses. Enjoy great fair foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes and fresh squeezed lemonade as well as your traditional Czech favorites like klobase sandwiches, klobase on a stick, and kolaches. Click here for more vendor information.
CLICK HERE to download the map.
Children 12 and under are FREE. One daily admission includes all three participating halls: KJT, KC, and Sokol (Lonestar Country admission is additional) Cash only at the door.
FRI., MAY 27... $8;
SAT., MAY 28... $15;
SAT., MAY 28: Lonestar Country Concert...
$25 Advanced, $30 Day of the Event;
SUN., MAY 29... $10;
DOWNTOWN ACTIVITIES... FREE
May 2, 2016
Ennis Now Magazine is the official publication of the National Polka Festival®. CLICK HERE to see the community stories, National Polka Festival schedule and more.
March 29, 2016
Lonestar band aims to AMAZE at the National Polka Festival Country Concert with special guest, Jamie Richards. Click here for more info.
Free Shuttle Buses
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