On Saturday, St. Mary’s Preservation Association of Bechyn announced that the 29th annual Bechyn Czech Heritage Festival will be presented online.

For nearly three decades, the Czech Heritage Festival has been held on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church in Bechyn. The event is a fundraiser to pay for upkeep to the historic church which was built by Czech settlers in 1915.

According to the Czech Heritage Festival organizers, federal and state recommendations for COVID-19, and the uncertainty of how the next two months will go, made it wise to change this year’s event.

The event, featuring recording artists and Czechfest favorites Mollie B and Ted Lange, will be held Sunday, August 9, from 7 – 8 p.m. The concert will be broadcast live on the Facebook page “Bechyn, Minnesota World”, with the duo playing favorites and taking requests throughout the concert.

The 30th annual Czech Fest will return to Bechyn on August 8, 2021.