There is no better place in Ohio to dance a polka and drink a piwo (Polish for beer) than the Dyngus Day Cleveland celebration. Each year on the Monday after Easter, tens of thousands gather for the traditional Polish holiday known as Dyngus Day or “Wet Monday” to celebrate the end of the Lenten season. DJ Kishka, a local Polka King, will be hosting the day’s events, which include polka music, a Miss Dyngus Day pageant, an accordion parade, a variety of locally made traditional Polish foods including pierogis, kielbasas and paczkis, and more, according to a news release.
The ninth annual and highly anticipated Dyngus Day Cleveland celebration will take place from 10am to 9:30 pm April 22 on Detroit from West 57th to West 59th in the Gordon Square Arts District. In addition, the event will also overflow into other surrounding neighborhoods including Tremont, Ohio City, Hingetown, and Gordon Square with over 20 official supporting venues. Free Lolly the Trolley rides throughout the various neighborhoods to and from the festival will be offered thanks to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District celebrating a #RiverReborn.
“We are excited to transform once again the Gordon Square Arts District into the ‘Polish Triangle’ for the 9th Annual Dyngus Day celebration,” said Councilman Matt Zone, in the relase. “Our culturally diverse, culinary rich, and artistic community welcomes you as we celebrate everything polish… Cleveland Style!”