Grand Rapids is gearing up to celebrate Polish heritage. For the past four decades, the celebration known as Pulaski Days is held during first weekend in October.

Dozens of halls, mostly on the city's West Side, hosts events complete with food, music and fun.

The event is named in honor of Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War hero of Polish decent.

While Pulaski Days pays tribute to the Polish community, it has wide appeal and organizers welcome people from all backgrounds.

There are more than one dozen halls around Grand Rapid hosting events. Information about participating clubs and Pulaski Days events can be found by clicking here.

Pulaski Days Queen Miss Andrea Crapsey and court member Miss Natalie Klocko joined Meredith in studio to talk about the celebration.