Armstrong Creek soon became a town of residents with deep Polish roots. In 1919, Polish residents formed a local branch of the "Polish National Alliance," a national group still in existence today. It is from early history that Armstrong Creek's Annual Polish Heritage Day was formed. The first Saturday in August has been set aside to annually celebrate "Polish Heritage Day." The weekend starts off on Friday night with a street dance and the crowning of "Miss Armstrong Creek." On Saturday, the main celebration begins... an authentic outdoor Polish mass is held at 12:30 P.M. at the St. Stanislau Kostka Catholic Church, followed by a parade, starting at 1:30 P.M. Onlookers will enjoy experiencing the Polish culture and seeing the elaborately decorated costumes.The parade leads spectators into the town park, where they will enjoy a full day of Polish foods, ethnic displays. Crafts, Polka music, dancing and other entertainment! The highlight of the day is a music and dance demonstration, performed by the Polish Highlanders of America, a group which comes to us from Chicago, Illinois. Polish Heritage Day was founded in 1991, and is sponsored by Citizen's for Armstrong Creek, Inc.
When visiting Armstrong Creek, one might venture south on old Highway 101 to see the "Red Bridge." This piece of Armstrong Creek's history was built in the 1800s. Made of steel, the bridge is said to be part of the Military Railroad that traveled through Forest County, linking Fort Howard in Green Bay to Fort Wilken's in Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Point. In 1992, Forest County's WCC crew refurbished the bridge, attaching to it, picnic tables, so that visitors can enjoy a picnic while watching the beautiful Armstrong Creek rumble under them.