We are calling on all polka fans and musicians to share their favorite story or memorabilia from Seven Springs history.
Did you meet your significant other there? What was your favorite jam session or pool party? How many people crammed into your chalet? Maybe you have a special memory of a favorite band or musician. Perhaps you’re a musician with a story about the first time you took the stage there. We’d like to hear about it.
What has Seven Springs meant to you through the years? We’d love it if you’d share it all with us!
Corinne & Brad Turk says
We are SO EXCITED about attending Polka Fireworks this year! Brad & I met at
the Festival in 1993 and I danced my FIRST polka with Brad to Eddie B’s Sugar
time polka! It’s a memory we will NEVER forget!!!!! We have never missed this
festival since meeting in ’93 – it’s our FAVORITE!
Thank you for all your hard work & dedication to this Festival!
Angela Biskup says
Our Memories of Polka Fireworks and Seven Springs…..
Adam started going to Seven Springs in 1978. At that time, there were very few Canadians attending Polka Fireworks, so they seemed to be a novelty. My first time was in 1981. We have been coming there every year except three. In 1988 our eldest daughter was born on July 9th, in 1990 my father in law was very ill and in July 1995 we bought into a business and were unable to go. Those 3 years were very hard to miss as travelling to Polka fireworks had become a way of life for our family.
As a young married couple, we brought our first child Emily to Springs when she was 11 months old. Michelle’s first time as a 9 month old was in 1991 and in 1993, Carolyn was born and attended her first polka fireworks that July as a 8 week old.
Attending Polka Fireworks and Seven Springs has become a way of life for our 3 daughters as well, and they wouldn’t think of missing it.
The memories that we have are massive and have certainly changed with each year.
From late teenagers, to young adults to a young married couple to a couple with first one, then 2, then 3 daughters plus a babysitter to being in our 50’s and being there with our young adult children and their friends.
From staying in a pick up truck (Adam his first year) to a crowded small chalet to hotel rooms to Tyrol chalets to condos and finally to a large chalet – the experiences & memories are plenty…. crowded dance halls, wall to wall people, wall to wall dancing, dancing in the ski chalet, pool parties, celebrating Adam’s birthday every year, poolside entertainment, Kenny Olowin by the pool, sunburns, mountain top picnics, chairlift rides, alpine slide, playing tennis, kids club – crafts and games, bowling, arcade, amassing tickets in the arcade to cash in on tacky prizes, Dan’s Party, shaving cream, gorilla appearance, elevator rides, wonderful bands, bbque pit – kielbasa & kraut, the old snackbar, pizza, pictures by the water fountain, a yearly family picture at the entrance by the water wheel, Matterhorn lounge events, late night jams in chalets, elevators, rooms etc, hay rides, scavenger hunts, staying for a week, baseball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, golfing, toilet papering cars, hide & seek in the dark, funnels, fireworks, seafood buffet, jello shots, B52’s or B104’s, Koslosky family theatre productions, collecting polka posters, live recordings, video recordings, the many talented musicians and bands, spiritually moving polka masses, wonderful friends and the list could go on and on….
Over the years we have made so many friends at the Springs and those friendships and memories have continued to grow and expand year after year!! Going through our pictures, it is extremely sad to see how many of our polka friends, musicians and acquaintances have passed away.
It is now a lifetime later and we thank you for working so hard to put on such a fabulous event!
Congratulations on your 40th anniversary!!! Looking forward to it! Sto lat!!!
Why does Box continue to be published as one of the appearing bands when you have known for months they were unable to commit this year? Polka Fans are being deceived. If you look at their schedule on the Box On website Seven Springs is not listed. Please take them off and let us now who will be playing in their place?
Found out that as per the “Bands Subject To Change” notification on the web page, The Nu-Tones will be playing in place of Box On this year. We are currently working on updating the website wherever we can.