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

“It’s great to see the streets full of activity and excitement! One of the unique things our district offers is “farm to fork” options to purchase and also to enjoy in our meals at local restaurants. Savor the local flavors this summer in the Main Street District!”
– Jennifer Pruden

Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival

Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival is entering its sixth year as a collaborative, multi-genre music and arts festival in Cedar Rapids! The festival will take place just off the south bank of the Cedar River in Czech Village on Saturday, July 29. This year the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Morrow

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Morrow

More than 40 volunteers contribute over 2,000 volunteer hours each year to provide mission driven services, promotions, events, and programming focused on community development in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District. We'd like to take this opportunity...

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Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office