Join us at the Houby Days Parade!

You won’t want to miss the 42nd Annual Houby Days Festival and Parade this year!  The parade is  Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will start in NewBo and end in Czech Village.  Nearly 60 entries are on hand for this year’s parade, include lots of flag waving, Czech-Slovak queens from across the country, clowns, bands, marching units and lots of surprises!  We hope to see you there!

photo/Cindy Hadish

photo/Cindy Hadish

Folk artist to visit Cedar Rapids, share art of egg decoration during Houby Days


The Czech Heritage Foundation of Iowa is sponsoring Czechoslovakian born Lenka Glassner, renowned folk artist and author, from the San Francisco Bay Area of California during the Houby Days festival.  Making her first ever visit to the Midwest, she is coming to share ancient skills and techniques passed through generations.  There will be a free afternoon of art on Monday, May 20, 2019, beginning 1:30 PM at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids. Classes are also available at two different times on Monday for those who wish to learn the art of egg decoration.

While here, she will take you on a journey of the colorful history, methods and traditions of Moravian egg art etching, including demonstration and a vast display of egg works of art, which will be available for purchase.  In addition, Lenka will be discussing her book “Czeching In”.

For more information about the paid classes and to register, visit

Czech Heritage Foundation Annual Membership Potluck and Meeting

All members are invited to the Czech Heritage Foundation Annual Membership Potluck and Meeting on February 5, 2019. The potluck will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting at 7:00pm. Both will be held at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library.If you have not renewed your membership for 2019, you may do so at the meeting. Membership is only $10.00 per person per year.We hope to see you there!

St. Joseph’s Day Dance

 The Czech Heritage Foundation's annual St. Joseph’s Day Dance is a fundraiser to support the Czech Heritage youth programs.This year's dance will feature Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen and food from Connie’s CateringSunday, March 19, 20172:00-6:00pmTickets available at the door$10.00 per personPonderosa Ballroom195 1st Street S.Walford, IA

  • Door prizes
  • Silent auction
  • Bake sale
  • Raffle prizes

St. Joseph's Day Dance

The St. Joseph’s Day Dance is Sunday, March 20th from 2-6pm at the Ponderosa Ballroom in Walford, IA. The dance will feature music from Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, door prizes, a silent auction, a bake sale and more! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The St. Joseph’s Day Dance is a fundraiser to support Czech Heritage youth programs.