For the past 48 years, the Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Litomysl has attracted several thousand people for their 'Summer Festival,' and this year will be no different.

When it comes to church festivals, Litomysl has nailed it down to a 'T'.

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The celebration begins with a Polka Mass at 10 am. Throughout the mass, participants will sing traditional hymns to the beat of polka music led by the Litomyslaneous Polka Group.

After Mass, the real treat begins! Prepare yourself for music, games, good eats, raffles, wagon rides, and a community atmosphere. Anyone and everyone is welcomed.

Throughout the event, expect to hear lots of live music!

Hans Hohrman will serenade the crowds with his accordion near the school building. The Dan Stursa Band will grace the stage north of the church, and The Klecker Band, a 'Litomysl Summer Festival' veteran, will dazzle listeners in the afternoon inside the church.

In addition to music, games, and food, a silent auction and a used-a-bit sale will happen in the school building.

It'll be a day full of fun, food, and friends. If you make it out there, make sure to try a homemade 'buchty' (a traditional Czech biscuit filled with prunes, apricots, or poppy seed). It sounds different, but looks delicious!


The current Holy Trinity Church was built in the 1940s, but the place of worship actually dates back to 1878. This church is one of the largest stone churches in the nation!

Litomysl is only 8 miles south of Owatonna. For directions, head to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church's website.

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