KCC2020

12 MONTHS OF NON-STOP ACTIVITIES, MUSIC, LEARNING AND FUN ALL OVER WINONA.

Click on the logos below for more details about each event!

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Dyngus Day—(Wet Monday) a celebration of Smigus-Dyngus, a ritual where folks show their friendship and mischievous community fun by dousing friends they like with water.  This event will feature water pistols & water balloon fights, Paint Ball Art, Coloring competitions, food and of course WATER.  

Have fun pranking loved ones with water balloons.   

Winner's of coloring contest will win prizes!!

This event in part supports the Winona Public Library!

This event will be held on Saturday July 31st at Sobieski Park Lodge @noon.

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March of the Pomeranians, A Parade of Pets- A delightful way to introduce folks to the Pomeranian regional culture through the wonderful breed of dogs that originated from the area.  The parade of pets will include some pets and owners dressed in a cultural costume of their choice. The Competitors will be awarded $100 for best costume, most authentic cultural Costume (any Culture), and most similar in appearance: owner and pet. 

Adult and youth categories--$100 prize in each category

Event in part supports the Winona Humane Society!

This event will be held on August 1st 2021 @noon at Sobieski Park.

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Jeny Kochany (Oh, My Gosh) Festival- a day-long celebration of all things Kashubian with a Live@the Levee concert featuring a Polka Battle of the Bands.  There will be a  Polka dance off, dance lessons from the Dolina Dancers in Kashubian Style, food trucks and vendors.  Polish art will also be celebrated with an American flair; Pisanki (traditional egg decoration) Workshop offered by a local artist re-interpreting this ancient art.

$100 prize to the last team standing in the Polka Dance off!  Think you have what it takes to be the last team dancing? 

This event will be held on Saturday October 9th 2021 @Noon on the Levee

 

Banquet in the Street-Kashubian Style-A meal in the street featuring community members sharing favorite cultural dishes, or other family and fan favorites.  Tables will be set up along the street and folks will be invited to participate in one of the largest Pot-Luck dinners celebrating Kashubian and Polish food. 

Music and dancing will follow.

This event will be held on September 17th 2021 @5:00 on Third Street

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Watkins Bake Off - the launching of a new annual tradition: a regional bake off and food competition.  This 2020 year will feature special awards for Polish cuisine in each area in addition to the primary categories of Best Bake, Best Dessert, Best Bread. The only requirements will be one Watkins ingredient must be included in the recipe.  

This day will also feature a Bloedow's Donut Eating Competition Both events will be held on October 9th, 2021 @noon on the Levee!

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Bay State Soup-O-Rama- a feast for soup lovers: contestants will compete for Best Soup Hot, Best Soup Chilled, Most Forkable.  In this special 2020NE year, Best Traditional Polish Recipe will be awarded.  The only requirements will be for the Soup-O-Rama is that the soup be delicious. 

This event will be held on October 9th, 2021 @noon on the Levee!

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The Bloedow's Donut Eating Contest will feature an individual competition and a corporate contest.  How many donuts can you eat in 6 minutes?  Does your company have a 'great eater'?  

Who does not want to eat Bloedows donuts?  Joins us at the Levee for the best donut in MN!  Sunday October 3rd, 2021 @noon on the Levee

KCC 2020 will feature a series of workshops on the history, culture and art and cuisine of the Kashubian people of Poland.    

The Workshops: 

The Polish Table (Cuisine),Haft (Embroidary), Genealogy, and Wycinanki (Paper Cutting), Pisanki (egg decorating).

See calendar page for dates.

 A Series of four River Boat Tours featuring Polish history in Winona.  

The Tours:

The Origins, Church, Culture and Individuals in Winona.  One boat tour on the first Thursday of every month July-October @7PM on the Winona Tour Boat!

See calendar page for dates.

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KCC 2020 will feature a series of lectures on the history, culture, music, art and literature of the Kashubian people of Poland featuring guest lecturers from Poland.

 

The Lectures:

Kashubian Music,

Kashubian History,

Stake War of 1920

See calendar page for dates.

Join us for stories, song, dance, drink and laughs as we explore the Polish immigrants of Winona written and director by ...

One Day only!  Two Performances-Limited seating! 

Buy your tickets today!

$15 General Admission       $10 Students and Children

When:  TBD

Where: The Masonic Theater   251 Main Street Winona, MN 55987

EVENT POSTPONED
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Holiday Market and Cookie Exchange

This Event will feature artisan vendors, holiday music, baked goods, ornaments, ice skating and more.

There will be food and beverages featuring Hot cocoa, mulled wine, and a Hot polish Toddy!  The Levee Park Ice rink will return and be open throughout the winter--remember bring your own skates.  

When: Saturday December 2021

Time: Noon to 9:00PM

Where: Levee Park