About Holy Toledo Polka Days


A Polka Festival to Remember


Holy Toledo Polka Days is scheduled for April 15, 16, & 17, 2021. Holy Toledo '21 will be held at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, located at 444 N Summit Street in Toledo, Ohio.  This Polka festival will feature the some of the top polka bands in the industry, including the host band The DynaBrass, plus  Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, The Knewz, Michael Costa & The Beat,  John Gora & Gorale, Polish Connection, Polka Country Musicians, Holy Toledo Jam Band and Polka DJ Kenny Olowin.  The Opening Night Polka Party will be held on Thursday April 15, 2021 from 8:00PM-11:00PM at a location to be determined. And the Afternoon Polka Party will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00PM until 5:00PM at a location to be determined. The Venues will be located within walking distance from the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. 

 Holy Toledo Polka Days, which was founded by Joe Zalewski and originated in 1992, has been one of the most popular Polka Festivals in the United States. The event had been held annually every April at the Quality Hotel & Conference in South Toledo through 2004, when the hotel proprietor sold the property to a church, the 2005 event was cancelled.  After nearly 15 years Holy Toledo was revived in 2019 and once again is a destination festival for polkas fans across the USA and Canada. 

Holy Toledo future festival dates...

April 7, 8 & 9, 2022 - April 13, 14 & 15, 2023


It's All About Polka Music!

You will "Dance All Night" at this Festival with your host band, The DynaBrass and some of the industry's top Polka bands including  Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, The Knewz, 

Michael Costa & The Beat,  John Gora & Gorale, 

Polish Connection, Polka Country Musicians,

Holy Toledo Jam Band and Polka DJ Kenny Olowin   

The Festival will be held at The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel in the 10,800 square foot Mosaic Ballroom. Polka Dancers will have plenty of room to show their moves on the spacious 40' X 40' Dance floor.


Hotel Reservations

The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel Room  Online Reservation Center will be available on or after May 31, 2020

To be added to The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel Room waiting list or for additional Toledo area hotel information, please contact Joe Zalewski via email at joez@holytoledopolkadays.com or call 419-351-5031

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel Reservations cancelled within 14 days of the event are subject to full charge plus applicable taxes.

HTPD Partners & Sponsors

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International Polka Association
Polka Fireworks festival at Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Purchase CD's, Albums and more at Jimmy K Polkas
The World Leader in Polka music Entertainment is the Polka Jammer Network

Holy Toledo Details

About Parking

Daily Admission

Daily Admission


 There is no RV parking available on the Hotel property or in the immediate downtown Toledo area. 

The Renaissance Downtown Toledo Hotel has Valet parking, current rates are $10 for 0-3 hours, $15  for 3-10 hours and $22 for 10-24 hours with full in and out privileges for overnight guests. 

Directly across the street from the hotel, the Vistula Parking Garage, located at 610 Superior Street, offers self-parking, current rates are $6 for up to 4 hours and $8 for 10-24 hours. . 

The Vistula parking facility is linked by an underground concourse to the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. 

Parking rates are subject to change.

Daily Admission

Daily Admission

Daily Admission


Individual Daily Admission will be sold at the door

Thursday - $10 per person

Friday - $23 per person

Saturday - $23 per person

Teens (13-18) - $10 per day

Children 12 & under admitted FREE 

(must be accompanied by an adult)

Special 2-Day Ballroom Pass - $42 per person*

Can be purchased online in advance until April 9, 2021, 

or can be purchased at the door on Friday April 16, 2021

* All purchased tickets are non-refundable

Area Restaurants and Bars

Area Restaurants and Bars

Area Restaurants and Bars


Here are a few of JZ's favorite downtown establishments...

Towering above the Maumee River on the top floor of the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, THE HEIGHTS, a one of a kind rooftop bar, offers stunning views, unique hand-crafted cocktails and cuisine - www.theheightstoledo.com  

The BRIM HOUSE,  located on the lobby level of the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, offers refined dining with Classic American Cusine from Chef Aaron Lawson.  

View the menu at www.brimhousetoledo.com

Across the river at the Docks, The Real Seafood Company is a contemporary seafood restaurant that offers premium fresh fish and seafood from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes and to the Gulf of Mexico. 

View the menu at www.realseafoodcotoledo.com

 Tony Packo's has been serving authentic Hungarian food in the Toledo area since 1932. Packo's at the Park offers a delicious selection, from Sweet Hot Pickles to the signature Packo's Chili Hot Dog.  www.tonypacko.com

Down the street for breakfast, City Egg, located at  202 N. Summit St., is the newest breakfast diner in Toledo.

View the menu at www.cityeggrestaurants.com/menu/

Can't forget the downtown bars... 

The Blarney - www.theblarneyirishpub.com

Tin Can - www.tincanbar.com/toledo/

Ye Olde Durty Bird - www.yeoldedurtybird.com

Holy Toledo! Tavern - www.hensvilletoledo.com/holy-toledo-tavern

Experience the Glass City

Area Restaurants and Bars

Area Restaurants and Bars


Toledo, Ohio, known as the "Glass City", has variety of attractions and things to do, here are a few suggestions...

Take me out to the ball game...,with the World Famous Toledo Mud Hens. The Mud Hens are the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Visit the Mud Hens website for more info and tickets.

Feelin' Lucky???  The Hollywood Casino Toledo, located south of Downtown on the scenic Maumee River, is your place to go for world-class casino gaming, entertainment, and outstanding dining. Spin to win with over 2,000 of the hottest slots or play your favorite table games.  Non-smoking and open 24/7, visit the Hollywood Casino website for more info.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my... the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, located just south of downtown, was named the Best Zoo in America by USA Today. It was also ranked the #2 zoo in America by Family Fun Magazine, and also the 8th most family friendly attractions. For more details and tickets, visit the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium website.

And right next door to the Renaissance Hotel is more fun for the kids... the Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible. There are hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits that are fun and educational for the entire family. For more hours of operation and tickets, visit the Imagination Station website.

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The Venue

About the Renaissance

Situated right at the heart of the vibrant city of Toledo, OH on the western shores of Lake Erie, The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel sits by the Maumee river. Its chicmodern interior takes inspiration from the local glass culture that has earned Toledo the title of ‘The Glass City’. Wine & dine at The Brim House restaurant, the Renaissance signature R Lounge or The Heights, an open-air rooftop bar and eatery. The hotel features 241 modern guest rooms and a 10,800 sq. ft. Ballroom. 

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

444 North Summit Street, Toledo, OH 43604, US

Hotel Front Desk (419) 244-2444

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email Joe Zalewski at joez@holytoledopolkadays.com

Holy Toledo Polka Days

5524 Ginger Tree Lane, Toledo, OH 43623, US

(419) 351-5031