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Czech Days Celebrates Heritage with Unique Events

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TABOR,  S.D. From a polka mass to kolaches and traditional Czech costumes, the 59th annual Czech Days celebration has something for everyone.  The event will be held in Tabor, June 14-16.
As one of four Great Events promoted by the South Dakota Office of Tourism, Czech Days brings tourists from around the nation and causes Tabor to swell twenty-five times its size, from 400 people to 10,000 people, all gathered to enjoy and celebrate the rich traditions of the Czech culture.  Czech Days is an opportunity for people to celebrate and enjoy a summer festival like none other in the area.
These are just a few of the activities available during the Czech Days festival:
Thursday, June 14
  • Tabor Bluebirds amateur baseball game and fireworks display
Friday, June 15
  • Giant parade
  • Polka dance-off contest
Saturday, June 16
  • Kiddie parade
  • Crowning of the Czech Days Prince, Princess and Queen
  • Czech Polka Mass
Activities held throughout the festival
  • Carnival and craft fair start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14
  • Czech Pioneer Village & Museum
  • Kolace baking demonstrations
  • Polka dances
  • Tabor Beseda dancers
For additional information, including a full schedule of events, contact the Tabor Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 463-2476 or  More information is also available at their Web site,
Czech Days is part of the Office of Tourism’s 2007 Great Events program, which is part of Goal 1 of the 2010 initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota.  The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.