Thank you so much for your patience while we worked through the difficult decision of whether or not the annual Dožínky® Festival & Classic Car Cruise can take place this year.
While 2020 has not gone as planned, we are working to adjust to the unknowns that COVID-19 has brought into our world. Unfortunately, those unknowns have made it extremely difficult for us to plan the 36th Annual Dožínky Festival & Classic Car Cruise as we normally would. Public safety is our main priority and we simply cannot ensure the safety of our businesses and community members during an event of this size.
That being said, we have come up with some unique ways to celebrate the 36th Annual Dožínky Festival and Classic Car Cruise “virtually"
Friday, September 18th, through Sunday, September 20th, with other things sprinkled in on various days of the week leading up. Unfortunately, the Classic Car Cruise, street dance, and Parade of Farm Pride have officially been cancelled.
Stay tuned as we begin to announce all that is to come for...drum roll please.... Nožínky! We hope you’ll choose to participate and enjoy the festivities in a safe and enjoyable manner. Let’s all keep a positive outlook and know that things will only get better with time.
**It is very important that the use of the words Dožínky and Nožínky, including the respective logos, are NOT used by anyone in their marketing, unless you are an event sponsor. Sponsors are also asked to bring their marketing ideas to the Chamber staff for approval prior to it's use.
We will be in touch with event sponsors and parade participants to discuss how we plan to move forward with reimbursements, if desired.
The Chamber of Commerce would like to show their appreciation to the city staff, law enforcement, and local businesses that have worked with us throughout the years to make sure we have a successful, safe and enjoyable event year after year. Please be respectful of people and property if you choose to participate in any personal celebrations during the weekend and please be safe.
Finally, please remember that shopping locally keeps New Prague’s economy thriving and allows local businesses to give back to the community in a number of ways, including Dožínky®. Show your love for local!
Follow us @newpraguechamber on Facebook and Instagram, as well are our Dožínky Facebook page @DozinkyFestival to stay updated on our Nožínky plans.
Have a great Virtual Nožínky! Na zdraví!
P.S. We still have FREE masks available to local businesses, member or non- member! Feel free to stop by to grab more if needed.