Polkafest - June 2-5, 2011

It's a Polka Party...and you're invited!

The Greater Johnstown Convention and Visitors Bureau cordially invites you to join us in the Friendly City of Johnstown, PA for our annual PolkaFest. You'll enjoy three fantastic days of dancing to the best Polka Music around. It's one big Polka Party - Johnstown style!

Outdoor Dancing FUN!

Located in historic Cambria City, Johnstown's Ethnic Neighborhood. Come dance with your sweetheart on the wooden dance floor under the pavilion at Saint Mary's on Power Street. Experience the heritage of Johnstown at this FREE festival!

Come Early and Discover Johnstown's Heritage!

Come early and plan to spend some extra time in Johnstown visiting our wonderful attractions that showcase the region's history and heritage.

Discover the shocking story of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 at the Johnstown Flood Museum. There you'll see state-of-the-art exhibits and the Academy Award winning documentary film, "The Johnstown Flood."

Take a ride on Johnstown's famous Inclined Plane - the World's Steepest Vehicular Inclined plane! The observation platform at the top provides a sweeping view of the city below. You can pick up a souvenir at the gift shop and enjoy an ice cream cone!

Don't miss Johnstown's newest museum - the Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center - for a unique visitor experience. At the Discovery Center, the permanent exhibit "America: Through Immigrant Eyes" will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the different environments experienced by those who came to Johnstown from Eastern and Southern European countries from 1870-1914. You will travel with immigration characters as they disembark at the Johnstown Passenger Station, as they encounter the prejudice of the dominant class and as they seek work and a better home life. Bring the kids to tour the new Children's Museum and experience the Mystery of Steel.

From Johnstown you can travel throughout the scenic countryside and visit many of the other sites that tell the remarkable stories of tragedy and triumph. The national spotlight has shone on the region most recently with the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and the miraculous rescue of the Quecreek Miners in July 2002. Both sites are located in Somerset County within a thirty-minute drive from Johnstown.

So, when you come to Johnstown for PolkaFest, stay for the history and take home memories that will last a lifetime!

For complete information on all of our sites and attractions, be sure to request a free visitors guide from the Convention & Visitors Bureau (1-800-237-8590) or email your request to jstcvb(at)visitjohnstownpa.com. Visit our Attractions page for more exciting attractions in and around Johnstown, Pa.

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