Friday, May 23, 2014
The National Polka Festival & Parade This Memorial Day Weekend in Ennis Texas
The National Polka Festival starts up today, May 23, in Ennis, Texas, with the 2014 Polka Festival coming to a close on Sunday, May 25.
Saturday morning, starting at 10am, the National Polka Festival Parade takes place, snaking its way through downtown Ennis.
We had the pleasure of enjoying the Ennis National Polka Festival Parade a few years ago. This was one of the best, if not the best, small town parade we have ever seen. As in, highly entertaining, charming and fun.
On our Eyes on Texas website you can see what we saw watching the Ennis Polka Festival Parade.
The Downtown Ennis National Polka Festival activities, like the parade, are free.
An admission fee is charged for events such as the Love & Theft Country Concert.
You can get all the details you need to know by visiting the Ennis National Polka Festival's website.
From the official Ennis National Polka Festival website the following description of the festival....
The festival kicks off with an opening dance Friday at 7:00 pm,featuring polka music and the King and Queen Dance Contest, where participants and non-participants are encouraged to wear traditional Czech kroj (costumes). 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.