Mazowsze Family Picnic 2023

Join us on the weekend of 17 and 18 June for one of our biggest events of the year - the Mazowsze Family Picnic. With plenty of attractions for the whole family, this promises to be a fabulous weekend full of dance, song, music and traditional arts and crafts.

Date and time

DATE: 17.06.2023 - 18.06.2023


ul. Świerkowa 2
05-805 Otrębusy

Recommended for...

For children
For adults
For families


Entry is free of charge

Mazowsze Family Picnic
Join us in Karolin for our much anticipated annual Family Picnic - a weekend full of musical treats for the whole family. Joining Mazowsze Ensemble on several stages will be special guests including the legendary Varius Manx and Warszawskie Combo Taneczne. Have a dance to the music of some great folk bands: Napięcie and Spisko Qmpanijo and enjoy performances by Pruszkowiacy and Leszczyniacy Folk Song and Dance Ensembles. Musicians from Mazowsze's Orchestra will perform a selection of classical pieces in the Chamber Hall. There is sure to be something for everyone at this year's Family Picnic.
Entry to the Centre for Polish Folklore
During the weekend, we are pleased to offer visitors free tours of the Centre for Polish Folklore. Tours will depart at designated times and the number of places will therefore be limited. Free passes for tours can be collected on the day from our marquee outside the entrance to Karolin Palace. Please note that on 17 and 18 June entry to the exhibition outside of these times will not be possible.
Craft Workshops
Pottery, toy making and wreath making workshops will be taking place in our workshop tent by Karolin Palace. Join us to create your own special items, under the watchful eyes of experienced folk artisans and artists.
For Kids
The Mazowsze Family Picnic is an event like no other for kids. The Złoty Dukat theatre will perform in the Kids' Zone, while Mazowsze's choir will give a concert of popular children's songs in the park behind Karolin Palace. As well as workshops for our youngest visitors, the special Kids' Zone will feature bouncy castles, competitions and organised games. There'll be balloons, bubbles, face painting and delicious treats for our youngest visiters.
Market Stalls
The picnic is also a great occasion to do some shopping at our market with regional products and folk-inspired arts and crafts, including cut outs, paper flowers, embroidery and lacework. Here you can meet award-winning folk artists and craftspeople from around Poland. Visitors can sample traditional specialities prepared by associations of country housewives and shop for bespoke, handmade products.
How to Find Us
Karolin is easily accessible by the Warsaw Commuter Railway (WKD) from Central Warsaw (Otrębusy Station). Wristbands entitling the holder to free travel to Karolin can be collected from the ticket office at Mazowsze Headquarters in Karolin or from WKD ticket offices. For the duration of the picnic, minibuses will shuttle guests between Otrębusy Station and Karolin.

A car park is located by the Włodzimierz Puchalski Primary School in Otrębusy (Piaseckiego 2). You can also reach us by bicycle.
12.00-20.00 - Kids' Zone
12.00-13.00 - Mazowsze's Colourful Costumes - workshops
13.00-14.00 - Pruszkowiacy Folk Song and Dance Group (Main Stage)
13.30-17.30 - Traditional Toys - workshops
14.00-15.00 - Napięcie Band (Small Stage)
15.00-16.00 - Nadarzyn OSP Brass Band (Main Stage)
16.30-17.30 - Śpisko Qmpanijo Band (Main Stage)
17.45-18.45 - Mazowsze Orchestra (Chamber Hall)
18.00-20.00 - Wreath Making - workshops
20.30-22.00 - Varius Manx & Mazowsze (Main Stage)

Sunday (18 JUNE)
11.00-19.30 - Kids' Zone
13.00-16.00 - Pottery Workshops
13.00-14.30 - Krasocin OSP Brass Band (from the Włodziemierz Puchalski Primary School in Otrębusy to the Main Stage in Karolin)
15.00-15.45 - Mazowsze Choir (Small Stage)
16.00-17.00 - Leszczyniacy Folk Song and Dance Group (Main Stage)
16.30-19.30 - Craft Workshops
17.30-18.30 - Warszawskie Combo Taneczne (Small Stage)
20.00-21.30 - Mazowsze Ensemble (Main Stage)