The Giant Parade begins at 1:00pm on Friday of Czech Days.
The excitement of Czech Days begins with the giant parade usually containing over 100 assorted entries.
As you arrive in town prior to the parade, please take care to watch out for pedestrians. The townspeople would also appreciate it if you can avoid parking directly on the lawns.
2018 Czech Days Parade Marshall
Marlene was born and raised in Tabor, daughter of Charles and Lillian Benes. She was dancing Beseda at the age of six and was part of the original children’s group of Beseda dancers. This group danced together until their high school graduation.
Marlene married Ray Kostal and moved to the farm. Marlene continued to take part in most of all of the Czech Days celebrations. Ray played with the 1890 bank for many years as well. Together they have three children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who all love to come to Czech Days. Marlene worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for 25 years. After their retirement, Marlene and Ray moved into Tabor. She now lives ½ block from where she was born.
Marlene has sung for the coronations and dedications at Czech Days for many years as well as countless weddings and funerals through the years. She continues to serve at the Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary food stands at Czech Days. She is a member of the Czech Heritage society. She has been a member of the St. Wenceslaus choir for more than 70 years and has sung at every Polka Mass.