Enjoy family friendly entertainment packed with live music, dance, and culture during the Centennial Oktober Festival. Each day has a different program and will include something for everyone. Participate with your family at a traditional puppet show, face painting and storytelling or take Polka lessons, dance, and enjoy Czech food & beer while we entertain your child. Or celebrate in an elegant 1920s setting the Czech nation’s centennial birthday with life music, wine, fascinating talks, and an intriguing exhibit about facts that may surprise you.
Celebrate a Centennial of history in an 1920s ambiance.
Go back in time and learn about the beginnings of the Czech & Slovak nation.
Oktober Festival Day Three: Oct. 28, 2018
On October 28th, 1918, Czechoslovakia became its own country. We will be celebrating this glorious day almost exactly one hundred years later in our closing event of our month- long celebration. We want to commemorate the beginning years of this young country that made it a cultural playground and a thriving economical enterprise.
In the 1920’s, the years between WWI and WWII, Czechoslovakia took advantage of its new status as a free state. The people were able to express themselves without censorship and create an identity all their own. To honor their newfound independence, our party on the last day will be a 1920’s themed affair of Eastern European history coupled with bustling entertainment.
We encourage the public to come dressed in their version of 1920’s attire. Our fun-filled afternoon will begin at 1 PM and includes a full schedule of musical entertainment, delicious Chlebicky, and some Czech related activities. We will treat our guests to a fashion show of different traditional Czech clothing called the Kroj. Also, we’ll see how well the public knows their American Wine from their Czech alcohol.
The last day of celebration will be the true honoring of Czech and Slovak independence that changed the face of history forever. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to come help us celebrate these vibrant Eastern European cultures in one of the most diverse cities in America.
1:00 PM- Doors open to public
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM- Czech and Slovak related activities
· Live music
· Serving of Czech Hordorves, Chlebicky
· Best Dressed of 1920’s Style Competition
· Kroj Fashion Show
· Wine Tasting
· Czech Trivia Games
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM- Historical Lecture on Czechoslovakia Independence
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM- Questions and Answer Session
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM- Introduction of Centennial Celebration Exhibit