The Twin Cities Polish Festival returns along the Mississippi River, 43 Main Street SE, for three days. Friday, Aug. 12, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This family friendly festival is free for all ages. There will be Polish food and beverages, cultural exhibits, arts and crafts, traditional folk dancing, Chopin Celebration Concerts and a Polish Filmfest. There will also be white Polish Tatra sheepdogs and a children’s play area. Two variety bands kick off the festival on Friday night, Riverside Hitmen and Riverside Swing Band. Saturday features local bands DyVersaCo and Doctor Kielbasa and two Michigan bands, DynaBrass and Box On. A polka dance contest will also be held on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, polka dancing continues with DyVersaCo and DynaBrass bands. For more information, please visit www.tcpolishfestival.org.