If you’ve never heard of or been to Dyngus Day, you’re in for a treat Cleveland! I’ve attended the last three years and have left with great memories and too many photos to share. This year I am excited to participate as a vendor.
Join So CLE Tees at the 2014 Cleveland Dyngus Day Celebration in the Gordon Square Arts District on Monday, April 21st. We will have our very first run of Polka Shirts – in both red and grey – on hand. Come say hello and grab a shirt in “Kishka’s Beer Heaven” tent, located just outside the Happy Dog in their parking lot. Know that when you purchase a shirt (for only $20), you’re not only supporting So CLE Tees (we thank you!), but a portion of funds raised will also benefit Dyngus Day Cleveland.
While you’re there, be sure to enjoy some Tyskies, dine and dance with homemade polish food and music, cheer on Miss Dyngus, engage in water gun fights and hop the neighborhood. Dyngus Day Cleveland runs from 10:30am til midnight with the Miss Dyngus and Dyngus Dog pageant at 4pm, an accordian parade at 5pm and plenty of music and food throughout the day. Lolly the Trolly will also be shuttling Dyngus Day folks between all venues in Detroit-Shoreway, Ohio City, and Tremont until 8:30pm.
To learn more about the history of the event and to check out the schedule, visit www.clevelanddyngus.com.
See you soon Cleveland!
Cleveland Dyngus Day
Historically a Polish tradition, Dyngus Day celebrates the end of the observance of Lent and the joy of Easter. Over the decades, Dyngus Day has become a wonderful holiday to celebrate Polish-American culture, heritage and traditions. In Cleveland specifically, our goal is to not only make this a Polish Cultural festival; we also want to celebrate our Polka Heritage as well as the other Eastern European cultures still thriving in Cleveland.