About the District

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding.

Cedar Rapids is in a period of unprecedented urban and civic renewal. Two of our city’s most unique and important neighborhoods are playing a key role in this rebirth – Czech Village and New Bohemia are fast becoming the city’s flagship district – a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses, and a venue for the area’s most exciting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping.

Director's Spotlight

Houby Days is a much anticipated event each year, ushering in warm weather and the official start of the festival season in Cedar Rapids. Save the Date (or weekend) on your calendar to Celebrate in the Czech Village. Weekly events have also started in the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District with Food Truck Wednesdays, Meet Me at the Market, Rock the Block and more… plan your weekend or summer with our handy EVENT CALENDAR.” 

 – Jennifer Pruden 

Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office