Cesky Den is a community organization formed to commemorate & celebrate the Czech people who originated from the country of Bohemia (Czech Republic) and their heritage, who settled in the Hillsboro, Yuba, Dilly, White City and Mt Tabor Wisconsin areas in the 1860's. By the early 1900's, this ethnic group made up a considerable portion of the population in these regions.
The Hillsboro Cesky Den organization was formed in 1983, and it was decided that there would be a small local festival to celebrate the Czech heritage. This started as a one day (Saturday) celebration on the second weekend of June (1983). In a few years, the celebration was expanded to a 2 day event (Saturday & Sunday). These celebrations were held at the Hillsboro Fireman's Park.
In most recent years, the Festival has been held the 2nd Saturday in June - at the Hillsboro Fireman's Community Center & in the streets of Hillsboro, Wisconsin.
Many of us wear our vests or kroje while we polka & enjoy our traditional Czech foods throughout the day & night! There are many other activities which include kids activities (bounce house, sawdust pile coin hunt, vest making), arts & crafters, our own Domaci Dancers, & more!
We also hold a St Patrick's Day Dance every year, as a "warm up" for our June Festival!