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Picture perfect Houby Days 2023 in Cedar...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Organizers couldn’t have asked for more picture-perfect weather for the 45th annual Houby Days celebration. The festival, featuring live music, food, vendors and more, started Friday, May 19, and continued with a parade Saturday, May 20, through Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. The night ended with a Balloon Glow next to […]

Comeback planned for Czech Village Houby...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The popular Houby Days Parade will mark its return during the annual celebration this May, and other major Czech events are also scheduled in Cedar Rapids the following month. Sokol Cedar Rapids, with its focus on physical fitness instruction, social activities and educational and cultural programs, is in the final planning […]

Bridge of Lions ribbon-cutting celebrate...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Fourteen years after unprecedented flooding forever changed the historic Czech Village and New Bohemia neighborhoods, a new flood protection system was celebrated in Cedar Rapids. A ribbon-cutting Friday, July 22, 2022, on the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions marked the completion of the $12 million roller gate system that can be […]

Houby Days set for comeback in Czech Vil...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After canceling the 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic and holding a scaled-back version last year, supporters are eager to see a return of the popular Houby Days festival to Czech Village. Still, the closure of the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions due to construction, and other work along the […]