parade floatAt 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. Theparade float 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 2019 Parade Theme is "Deep in the Heart of Polka".

Kolache Eating Contest

kolache eating contestDon't miss the 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

street danceDance the streets of Downtown Ennis on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 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

street danceShop 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, kolaches and the downtown Pivo (Beer) Pavilion. Click here for more vendor information.


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Children 12 and under are FREE. One daily admission includes all participating halls: KJT, KC, and Sokol. (Josh Ward / Kody West Country Concert admission is additional)
 ticketFRI., MAY 24... $9;
SAT., MAY 25... $14;
SUN., MAY 26... $11;
3 DAY - $30

Free Shuttle Buses


Park and Ride from Downtown (Intersection of N Dallas and W Belknap) to the KJT, KC and Sokol Halls.

shuttleEnnis Now Magazine is the official publication of the National Polka FestivalĀ®. CLICK HERE to view the May 2019 Ennis Now Magazine.

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