new prague Dožínky festival

September 15 - 16th, 2023

2023 New Prague Dožínky Festival 

It’s exciting that we celebrate 39 years of Dožínky® in 2023.

What an amazing event and tradition we have grown here in New Prague. About 200 local businesses that make up the New Prague Chamber of Commerce are your hosts for this weekend. Please be sure to give them your business and thank them for being such a great community supporter. 

Dožínky® Festival weekend starts on Friday, September 15th with the Dožínky Zero K at the Chamber beer garden, followed by the Classic Car Cruise on Main St. After the cruise, be sure to stop by the Chamber of Commerce Beer Garden on Main St. for a street dance.

The festivities commence on Saturday, September 16th, with the opening ceremony at the Czech Heritage Village at 10 am. The Chamber of Commerce will once again invite vendors, performers and local Czech royalty. The Kids Czech Tour will also be a fun activity for the kids to enjoy from 1 pm – 4 pm.

All merchandise and food vendors open on Main Street at 10:00am and don’t forget to pick up some limited-edition Dožínky® Festival wearables outside the Chamber of Commerce office. There are more of great events during Dožínky® weekend like the Rick Tietz Memorial Softball Tournament and Alumni Women’s Volleyball Tournament in Memorial Park. It’s a great way to catch up with classmates and friends. 

Check back here in the spring of 2023 for the sign up info below!

2023 Dožínky Schedule of Events

Dožínky Zero K

Friday, September 15th
Chamber Beer Garden

Dožínky Classic Car Cruise

Friday, September 15th
Main Street

Dožínky Street Dance

Friday, September 15th
Main Street

Dožínky Opening Ceremony

Saturday, September 16th – 10am
Czech Heritage Village

Dožínky Festival

Saturday, September 16th – 10am
Main Street

Parade of Farm Pride

Saturday, September 16th – 12pm
Main Street

Dožínky Festival Parade of Farm Pride

The Parade of Farm Pride takes place at 12 pm on Dožínky Saturday and will cruise Main Street and features many local area businesses and organizations as well as a variety of local farmers and tractors. Join us!

Check back in the spring of 2023 to register!

THE Dožínky Festival Car Cruise

Join us for the Classic Car Cruise the 3rd Friday in September when almost 400 show worthy classic cars cruise Main Street as the official kickoff to Dožínky Festival weekend!  Yes!  We are back to our normal route on Main Street in 2023!

There is no pre-registration for the event. Registration opens the day of the event from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the New Prague High School parking lot (221 12th St. NE). The The cruise will begin promptly at 6:30 pm and costs $20 per vehicle. Registration includes 1 meal from the New Prague Rotary food booth, goodie bag, and commemorative dash plaque. Cars must be in show condition. NEW! Modern sports and muscle cars less than 20 years old will be accepted if in show condition.

The money raised through registration fees allows our local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club to continue to do good for local businesses and the community.

We hope you consider participating! 

The New Prague Chamber of Commerce thanks the New Prague Rotary Club for their ongoing commitment in organizing the event.

Dožínky Zero K

NEW to Dožínky in 2021 – It’s the race that requires absolutely Zero training!

The “race” is held on the 3rd Friday in September at the Chamber beer garden located on Central Ave North in New Prague – starting at 5 pm with the after party starting at 5:01. *Must be 21 or older to drink but all ages are welcome to participate (non-alcoholic beverages available).

Registration is $25.

**Registered participants will receive a shirt and beverage at the Chamber beer garden.

The Dozinky Zero K event will be a fun experiment for non-runners designed to bring community members together to support local business and raise funds for the Chamber so we can enhance our event, programs and services offered to Chamber members and the community. You still get the start/finish, the t-shirt and an epic post-race party!

“All of the fun without the run”

New Prague Dozinky Festival Zero K

Title Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Gisesenbräu Bier Co.
Goosebusters, Ltd.
Rotary Club of New Prague

Silver Sponsors

American Legion Post 45
Braith Auto Repair
Coborn’s Marketplace
Connelly Plumbing & Heating
Czech Heritage Club
Lakers New Prague Sanitary
McDonald’s Choate & Co.
Praha Village
Uncle Earl’s Pet Center
West End Liquor

Bronze Sponsors

1319 Woodfire Tavern
2 If By Sea Tactical
Chart Industries
City Club Bar
Dr. Doug Vayda Orthodontic Specialist
Goldsmith Eye Care
Heartland Credit Union
Keepsake Insurance – Carla Sticha Agency

Palmer Welcome Auto
New Prague Fire Department
Novak Companies
Randy & Lisa Kubes
Tech Support Minnesota
Town & Country Sanitary Sewer Service
Skluzacek’s Quality Meats
Tupy Insurance
Valley Accounting &Tax
Wheatland Valley Stables