Czech Village Association Inc.

Houby Days

98 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Date: Friday, May 17 2019 to Sunday, May 19 2019

Celebrate Czech heritage in Cedar Rapids!

Activities begin on Friday evening at 5pm with vendors on the Avenue and live music at the Kosek Bandstand at 7pm featuring Matt Panek and The Electric Koolaid Trio sponsored by the Linn County Blues Society.
 
Opening ceremonies include the flag raising at 9am on Saturday, Houby Days Parade presented by the Czech Heritage Foundation at 10 am. The entire weekend will bring live music, a carnival, morel mushroom sale, Houby Hunt, mushroom contest, kids make and take, great food and vendors, and more. Our Czech and Slovak heritage will be featured to include the crowning of the Cedar Rapids Prince and Princess, Czech and Slovak dancers and our crowd favorites the Czech Plus Band and Czech Singers


This years’ music line-up include performances by Michael Moncada and Whiskey High and Matt Panek & The Electric Koolaid Trio, Czech Plus Band, We Rock, the Youth Band Program at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy and more!


Go on a Houby Hunt through the village restaurants! Participating restaurants will be offering special dishes featuring, what else, houbys, of course! Watch for large Mylar mushroom balloons to direct you to participating merchants. Pick up a card at the information booth. One card per person. Purchase is required to get your card punched. Completed cards are eligible for the drawing for some great prizes.Activities begin on Friday evening at 5pm with vendors on the Avenue and live music at the Kosek Bandstand at 7pm featuring Matt Panek and The Electric Koolaid Trio sponsored by the Linn County Blues Society.
 
Opening ceremonies include the flag raising at 9am on Saturday, Houby Days Parade presented by the Czech Heritage Foundation at 10 am. The entire weekend will bring live music, a carnival, morel mushroom sale, Houby Hunt, mushroom contest, kids make and take, great food and vendors, and more. Our Czech and Slovak heritage will be featured to include the crowning of the Cedar Rapids Prince and Princess, Czech and Slovak dancers and our crowd favorites the Czech Plus Band and Czech Singers


This years’ music line-up include performances by Michael Moncada and Whiskey High and Matt Panek & The Electric Koolaid Trio, Czech Plus Band, We Rock, the Youth Band Program at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy and more!


Go on a Houby Hunt through the village restaurants! Participating restaurants will be offering special dishes featuring, what else, houbys, of course! Watch for large Mylar mushroom balloons to direct you to participating merchants. Pick up a card at the information booth. One card per person. Purchase is required to get your card punched. Completed cards are eligible for the drawing for some great prizes.