Celebrate the coming of spring at the annual Houby Days Festival May 15-17 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Check out the schedule so you don’t miss your favorite band, the parade, or any of the weekend’s events!
The Czech Heritage Foundation float decorated by Pfeifer won the Jerry Harrington award at this year’s SAPADAPASO Parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cedar Rapids. The traveling trophy is given to the “Most Wholesome/Heartfelt” private entry in the parade.
This year’s float included scenery with geese – a nod to Czech farming heritage – with an Irish flair in green. The float was reworked in red for the St. Joseph’s Parade just days later in Czech Village and New Bohemia.
Pfeifer assumed the float-making duties from his late father, Leonard Pfeifer, a past president of the Czech Heritage Foundation, who became the organization’s award-winning float-maker in 1989.
The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has named the Leonard Pfeifer Award for Best Original Float in his honor.
Join the Czech Heritage Foundation for dancing, dinner, and prizes at the annual St. Joseph’s Day Dance! Proceeds support our scholarship and royalty programs, and Czech royalty will be on hand! Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at Sykora Bakery in Czech Village, from any Czech Heritage board member, or at the door.
Put on some red and celebrate St. Joseph’s Day Parade in the Czech Village on March 21! Be sure to wave to our Czech royalty, who will be in the parade at 1:00pm.
The deadline for prince and princess applications is fast approaching! This program allows youth aged 12-18 to be active participants in the local Czech community. For more information, and to apply, please click here.