Events in the Amana Colonies

2024 Events

There's always something fun to do in the Amana Colonies. You can visit our museums, shops, antique stores, and great restaurants anytime. This page includes the special events that are scheduled throughout the season. From live music to food and wine pairing to themed weekends and festivals to live theatre and outdoor events, there is something for everyone. I will do my best to keep this updated so that this can be your go-to page for all things Amana Colonies. Find what interests you and then book your stay with us. Welcome! We'd love to host you. 


Every Friday - Happy Hour at Ackerman Winery (2:00-4:00) and Fireside in the Village (3:00-5:00) - half off beer, wine, and cocktails.

Every Friday night there is live music at the Millstream Brau Haus, 6:00-9:00 pm

Every Saturday night there is live music and food trucks at the Millstream Brewing Company, 6:00-9:00 pm

Every Sunday afternoon there is live music at Fireside Winery out in the country toward Marengo 1:00-4:00

April Events

April 20 - "STAGES: An original mini-series about theatre" at the APAC 6:00-9:00 pm $25

April 20 - Elvis & Friends Dinner Show at Price Creek Event Center 5:00 - dinner 7:00 show $55 Call 319-361-6786

April 20-21 - Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders Show at RV Park

April 27-28 - Hawkeye Hustlers Flyball (Dogs) at the RV Park

April 27 - Food and Wine Pairing 101 at White Cross Cellars 6:00-7:30 Call for a reservation.

May Events

May 3-5 - Maifest -Our beautiful Spring Festival - Maipole dancers, live music, food trucks, wine and food walk

Funfest at Ackerman Winery all weekend

Maifest at Millstream Brewery all weekend

Maifest brunch at the Ox Yoke Inn - 9:00-2:00

Private Cross-stitch Retreat at Price Creek Event Center

May 3-5 - Iowa Wine Trails Weekend - ALSO EVERY WEEKEND IN MAY

May 4 - Live music at the Bierstube in the Ox Yoke Inn 5:00-8:00 pm

May 10-12 - A TRICK OF THE LIGHT at APAC Fri and Sat. evenings and Sun. matinee - Live shows - $25

May 11-12 - Eastern Iowa Barn Hunt Club (dogs) at RV Park

May 11 - Fireside Winery Production Tour 11:00-12:00

May 11 - Live music at the Bierstube in the Ox Yoke Inn 5:00-8:00 pm.

May 12 - Mother's Day - treat your mom to a getaway weekend in the Colonies, or give her a gift card to Die Heimat Country Inn!

May 12 - Macrame with Marilyn at Ackerman Winery - 2:00-4:00 $20 includes all supplies

May 18 - Food and Wine Pairing at White Cross Cellars 6:00-7:30 Call 319-622-3233 to register.

May 18-19 - Omaha Speed Racers Flyball (dogs) at RV Park

May 19 - Glass Painting at Ackerman Winery 2:00-4:00 pm

May 25 - Funk Daddies (soul, R&B, and dance music) at Amana Performing Arts Center 6:00-9:00 pm

May 25-27 - Memorial Day Weekend

May 25-27 - Iowa Renaissance Festival at Middle Amana Park - a large gathering o'Celts

(also June 1-2 and Oct. 12-13)

June Events

June 1 - Food and Wine Pairing 101 at White Cross Cellars 6:00-7:30 pm

June 1 - Rhubarb-a-looza at Ackerman Winery - all day long rhubarb tastes and activities

June 7-8 - Find and Flourish Market at RV Park - a curated collection of vendors

June 11 - Pints and Politics at Millstream Brewing Company 5:30 pm

June 14-16- Wurst Festival weekend

June 14 - Johnny and Me - Youth performance at Amana Performing Arts Center 7:00-8:00

June 14 - Wurst Friday Brass Band Competition 6:00-9:00 Free

June 15 - Iowa Wurst Brass Festival - music all day at the Millstream Brau Haus; also food and drinks

June 14-16 - Allis Chalmers Collectors Reunion - events held in the Middle Amana Park

June 29 - Colonies in Bloom

July Events

July 3-4 - Firecracker 4th Antique Show - large 2 day antique show at the RV Park

July 5 - Authentic Communal Meal and presentation at the Communal Kitchen House Museum in Middle Amana 5:00-7:30 $30

July 6 - Food and Wine Pairing 101 at White Cross Cellars -6:00 pm

July 12 - Pairings: An Evening of Wine and Appetizers at three wineries in Amana - 6:00-9:00 -$35

July 13 - Kinderfest

July 13 - Tour de Brew - bikes, bands, and brews at Millstream Brewing Co. and a 30-mile bike ride around the colonies ending with a free block party.

July 27 - Colonies in Bloom

August Events

August 3-4 - Fast Cat Dog Trials and Dog Fools for Flyball at the RV Park

August 10- Bike Ride Iowa Country (BRIC)

August 10- Fireside Winery Production Tour 11:00 am

August 17 - Vintners Dinner - food and wine pairing at White Cross Cellars and Ox Yoke Inn 6:00 pm -Reserved seating

August 17-18 - Omaha Speed Racers Dog event at the RV Park

August 23-25 "Sex Please We're Sixty" at the Performing Arts Center Fri. and Sat. eve. and Sunday matinee

September Events

August 31-Sept. 2 - Labor Day Weekend

August 31-Sept. 2 - Fresh Paint Plein Air Event for artists and art lovers

September 1 - Iowa Craft Beer Bash at Millstream Brewing Company 12:00-4:00

September 18 - Apfelfest

October Events

October 4-6 - Oktoberfest

October 12-13 - Renaissance Festival and Gathering O' Celts

October 12 - Fireside Winery Production Tour 11:00

October 13 - Vintners Dinner at White Cross Cellars and Ox Yoke Inn - 6:00-9:00 pm - Reserved seating

October 25-26 - Find and Flourish Market at RV Park - "A carefully curated collection of vendors"

November Events

November 1-3 - Girls Getaway Weekend and a show "It's a Girl Thing" at APAC

December Events

December 6-8 - Prelude to Christmas