Grand Rapids celebrates Pulaski Days with annual parade

(Oct. 8, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Like every year, Michigan Street was lined with red to continue the Polish heritage celebration.

Each year, the Pulaski Days Parade is one of the biggest draws during the weekend festival.

Several groups lined up to take part in the parade that stretched from College to Diamond Avenues, greeting a line of people in red along the side of the road.

This year, one of the people in attendance was Jarek Bartnik, who grew up in Poland and moved to the United States in 1990. He told 24 Hour News 8 he enjoys celebrating his heritage with his family, including his two young children.

“They enjoy it. Yesterday we actually went to a hall. They were in their traditional outfits and they were going to wear them today but it’s a little chilly for that…it’s fun to celebrate the heritage,” Barnik said.

Pulaski Days continues through the rest of the weekend.


Photos: Pulaski Days Parade 2016


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