St. Mary Polish Festival

Chesapeake, Virginia

The community of St. Mary Catholic Church invites everyone to their Annual Festival to celebrate its 100+ years of Polish Heritage!

2020 Date TBD

Event Update as of March 15: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have made the decision to postpone our Polish Festival to a later date, tentatively late spring or this summer. As soon as we have a confirmed date we will post it here. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

St. Mary Catholic Church in Bowers Hill is located at

Check us out in The Virginia Pilot Online!

Read this (2018) article about the community, published in Western Branch Magazine!

Get updated on news and announcements on our Facebook Page.

Friday, TBD 2020 at 6pm - 10pm:

Social and Dance

More details coming soon!

Saturday, TBD 2020 at 10am - 7pm:

Polish Festival

10:00am - 1:00pm: The Dixie 7

1:00pm & 3:00pm: The Michas Polish Folk Dance Ensemble

4:00 - 7:00pm: The Phun Doctors

*More food has been prepared this year in an effort to serve everyone (food available for purchase)

Sunday, TBD 2020 at 12pm-4pm:

Polish Festival with Fun Run & Charity Walk for Knights of Columbus

*Our regular Sunday Mass will be held at 9:00am - All are welcome to join!*

12:00pm Register to Run! Peruse our sale items! SUNDAY MENU: Hot Kielbasa Sandwich, Pierogies, and Saturday's Leftovers!

1:00pm Fun Run & Charity Walk Begins! CLICK HERE FOR RUN INFORMATION OR TO PRE-REGISTER! Registration packets are available for pick-up all day at Saturday's Festival. Come cheer on a participant and support our Knights of Columbus!

Course Maps:

1.66 mi Fun Run

1.89 mi Main Run

For All Fun Run & Charity Walk Questions, Please contact Kevin Danovich


Cabbage Roll




Potato Pancakes

O'Connor Brewery

Polish Beer

ALSO Frozen Food available to take home!

Our food is extremely popular and we will continue serving until we run out!

St. Mary Catholic Church was founded and built by Polish immigrants in 1915. The original structure stands and the community's pride in their heritage continues to this day.

Contact for general questions, vendor applications and volunteer opportunities.


Polish Music Live

Polish Goods Store

Silent Auction

Church Tours

Bake Sale

Flower and Plant Sale

Children Games

Vendor Market

$1000 Cash Raffle!

Vendors: Please email to learn more about being a vendor for our 2020 Festival.

$$$-Our Cash Prize Raffle Tickets for $1000, $500, and $250 will be sold for $20! Please contact Bruce at (757) 642-5081 or Arlene (757) 685-6319 to purchase your 1-in-300 chance to win!