35th Anniversary of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF).
Showcasing Slavic language films in upcoming festival
The Film Festival is the largest and best-attended spring arts event in the Twin Cities region, and one of the largest and longest running in the country. We premiere over 200 of the best international independent films from 60+ countries for our audience of more than 40,000 festival goers. These films give our community the opportunity to see the world without ever leaving the Twin Cities.
Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul
The Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival is one of the largest festivals in Ellsworth County Kansas. Hosted by the small rural community of Wilson, the festival is known to bring in thousands from all across Kansas and neighboring states.
The festival promotes and honors the Czech heritage, encourages the community and families by providing programs and activities that are appealing and appropriate for all ages.
The Annual After Harvest Czech Festival is held each year Thursday evening through the last Saturday of July.
Praha Texas has a huge gathering every August when thousands descend on the St. Mary’s Church grounds for a homecoming. The town is not called ‘Maticka Praha’ (Mother Praha) for nothing, and even on the church’s sign the event is called a ‘Homecoming’.
For 160 years the people of Praha (Czech for Prague) have put on their Prazska Pout, or Praha Picnic. Since 1895, it’s been at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, one of the area’s glorious painted churches.
Hallettsville, Texas is the place to be the 4th weekend of March every year. It is a weekend filled with lots of food, fun and fellowship. It is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hallettsville, Texas and is a very popular event. Polka lovers from all over the United States make this their annual 3 day celebration. Festivities begin with a traditional Polka Mass.
Hallettsville has a proud history rooted in the immigrants from Germany and Czechoslovakia that began settling here in the mid 1800s. Kolache Fest is a tribute and celebration of this rich heritage. A “kolache” is a Czech pastry with a fruit filling. Some of the older residents will delight you with stories about how nothing tasted as good as the kolaches their grandmothers would make. Hot from the oven and melt-in-your mouth delicious!