Beginning in 1968, the Houby Festival has celebrated the Czech and Slovak heritage and annual harvest with the symbolic “Houby,” the Czech/Slovak word for mushroom. Our time honored event draws over 15,000 enthusiastic spectators along our main street and remains as one of Berwyn & Cicero’s most popular events. In a wonderful display of cultural unity, the festival is now celebrated by different ethnicities and backgrounds from the surrounding community.
Houby Festival Carnival
Thurs, 9/29 – Sun, 10/2 from 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Vacin Parkway / Lombard Ave. to Austin Blvd.
See poster below for line-up of live music
The parade runs from Noon-4PM on Sun, Oct 2. The procession of floats begins in Cicero on Cermak Rd & Central Ave and will travel west into Berwyn ending at Cermak Rd & Wesley Ave. Stick around to enjoy the vendors and music available at the fest.