Events near our Historic Bed & Breakfast

While visiting the Amana Colonies, enjoy staying in our historic home built in 1895. Just steps from main street Amana, you can easily walk to all of the attractions – restaurants, general store, wineries, museum, art galleries, antique stores, quilting store, furniture store, woolen mill, meat market, brewery and much more!

In addition to the events listed below, the following tours and events are also available.

Village Voyage, Driving Tour: Monday-Saturday, May through October, 11 am. Join us on a Village Voyage! Learn the history of the Amana Colonies while visiting each of the villages and finding interesting things to do and see. Tour leaves from the Visitors Center. Seating limited. Please call for reservations. amanacolonies.com 319 622 7622

Village Stroll, Walking Tour: Monday-Friday, May through September. Walk with us for a local’s view of the Colonies. Learn about our heritage, architecture and life as it was in the communal days. Tour leaves from the Visitors Center. Times vary, please call for schedule. amanacolonies.com 319 622 7622

Live music at Millstream Brewery: Every Saturday, June – August 5-9. Enjoy live entertainment from classic rock to blues to fun beach tunes in Millstream’s biergarten. Bring your friends and a lawn chair for an enjoyable evening. Beverages and food available. millstreambrewing.com

Live music at Fireside Winery: Enjoy wonderful live music from local musicians while watching the sunset on the relaxing outdoor patio. Live music every Friday night (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and Sunday afternoons (May – October). For a complete listing, visit firesidewinery.com

Wine Walks: Fridays at 3:00 PM June – September 22. Stroll through the village of Amana with your guide as you learn about Amana’s winemaking traditions stopping at the local wineries to sample their specialties Tours leave from the Amana Heritage Museum. Cost is $5

Outdoor Patio View from Bed & Breakfast
The following events are scheduled for 2017. For up-to-date information, please check the Amana Colonies website at www.amanacolonies.com. Please call / email the below listed for more information about a particular event.

1/21

Winterfest

Open fire chili, games, snow sculpting, 5k run/walk, wine walk, music
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

1/21

Winterfest Communal Kitchen Breakfast

Enjoy a traditional Amana meal
amanaheritage.org

1/21

Wine and Dine

Enjoy an Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with White Cross Cellars wines on this special evening that includes 4 courses and a choice of wine selections
www.oxyokeinn.com

1/21

Wine and Beer Walk

Visit each winery and brewery for delicious samples and collect your souvenir glass when you’re done
www.millstreambrewing.com

1/21

Snow Ball Dance

End Winterfest day with live music at Millstream. Stay warm with us, enjoy music and supper will be available.
www.millstreambrewing.com

2/17 – 19

Romance Weekend

Get away for a special weekend in the Colonies. Special lodging packages, sampling, dining, and more
amanacolonies.com

2/18

Wine and Dine

Enjoy an Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with White Cross Cellars wines on this special evening that includes 4 courses and a choice of wine selections
www.oxyokeinn.com

3/11

Vintner’s Dinner

Amana
Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairing
whitecrosscellars.com 319 622 3233

4/14

Amana Heritage Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Amana Heritage Museum
Kids 12 & under enjoy a traditional hunt
amanaheritage.org

4/20 – 5/14

Making God Laugh

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – Adults $31 Students $19.50
Thursday 2:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

4/21 – 23

Take a Bite: A 3 Day Food Fest

A Culinary event that features cooking education, hands on instructions, sampling, special menu items, and special dinners at our food businesses. It’s a “Foodie’s” dream come true
amanacolonies.com

4/22

Vintner’s Dinner

Amana
Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairing
whitecrosscellars.com 319 622 3233

4/29 – 5/13

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

theatre for young audiences
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

5/6

Live Music at Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Enjoy a little bit of Maifest at Millstream Brewery with the Barry Boyce Polka Band. Brats served all day
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/6

Fiber Art at the Guild

Amana Arts Guild
This event celebrates the art of fiber with sales and demonstrations by gifted artisans
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678

5/6 – 7

Maifest

Amana
Celebrate spring with German traditions, food, parade and more
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

5/6 – 7

Celebrating American Basketry Open Reception

Philip Dickel Basket Museum in West Amana
Opening reception for 2017 Basket Museum
www.facebook.com/philipdickelbasketmuseum

5/7

Live Music at Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Enjoy a little bit of Maifest at Millstream Brewery with live music from Nick Stika, Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Famer.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/11

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

5/19 – 20

Handworks: Woodworking Tools and Traditions

Various Locations
Join modern woodworking handtool makers, artisans, enthusiasts and The Woodwright’s Shop’s Roy Underhill for a weekend immersion in all things handwork
handworks.com

5/20 – 21

My Favorie Things

Art, Ladies’ Fashions, Handmade Jewelry, Photography and Tea Party at Deborah Kimm Gallery of Art and Antiques
deborahkimmgallery.com

5/25

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

5/27 – 29

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Middle Amana Park
A village of entertainment, jousting, music and more
iowarenfest.com

6/2 – 4

Beckster Fest

Amana Colonies RV Park
14th annual polka variety music festival
319 622 7616, 800 471 7616

6/2

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for a relaxing evening in our outdoor biergarten at Millstream
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

6/3 – 4

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Middle Amana Park
A village of entertainment, jousting, music and more
iowarenfest.com

6/8 – 7/2

Million Dollar Quartet

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – Adults $31 Students $19.50
Thursday 2:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

6/8

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

6/10

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9 pm
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

6/16 – 18

Allis Chalmers Days

Homestead
Allis Connection annual antique tractor show
theallisconnection.com

6/17

Wurst Festival

Amana
Sausage, Sausage and more Sausage, attend and graduate from Wurst University. Voted Iowa’s Best New Event in 2015
festivalsinamana.com

6/17

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

6/18 – 7/2

Gruff! The Three Billy Goats Musical 

theatre for young audiences
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

6/22

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

6/24

Colonies in Bloom

Tour beautiful private gardens of early summer flowers
festivalsinamana.com

6/24

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for live music and supper in our Millstream biergarten from 5-9 pm
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/1

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/2 – 3

Accent of Antiques

Special showing of unique and one of-a-kind antiques at Deborah Kimm Gallery
deborahkimmgallery.com

7/3 – 4

Firecracker 4th Antique Show

Amana
Authentic antiques, primitive americana, native american, folk art, stoneware, midcentury modern, advertising, jewelry, textiles, art, art glass, tools, toys
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

7/7 – 8

That’ll Be the Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
July 7 at 2:00 pm and July 8 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

7/8

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/13

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

7/15 – 16

Bike and Hike Weekend

Enjoy the great outdoors in the colonies with a variety of trails for all levels. Walking and biking
amanacolonies.com

7/15

Tour de Brew

Millstream Brewing Company
This is our version of a warm up ride for RAGBRAI. Ride, beer, ride, you get the idea! Live music all day and into the evening
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/15

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/22

Vintner’s Dinner

Amana
Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairing
Whitecrosscellars.com 319 622 3233

7/22

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/22 – 23

Kinderfest

A weekend dedicated to children You’ll find special games, crafts and events for all ages of children
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

7/27

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

7/29

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/29

Colonies in Bloom

The Lily Lake is in full bloom and tour private gardens of summer flowers
festivalsinamana.com

8/3 – 27

Guys on Ice: The Ice Fishing Musical

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Wed 2:00, Thurs 2:00, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

8/5

Amana Colonies Back Road Half Marathan 5K

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for our annual race through the beautiful back roads of East Amana
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

8/5

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

8/10

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

8/12

Festival of the Arts

Middle Amana Park
Sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional colony fold art. Demonstrations
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678

8/12

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

8/19

Iowa Model A Day/Throwback Saturday

Amana
Over 80 Model “A” vehicles line the streets of Amana as we step back in time with special events
hawkamodelaclub.org festivalsinamana.com

8/19

BRIC (Bike Ride of Iowa County)

Join us for a 37 mile bike ride through the northeast portion of Iowa County with numerous fun stops along the way
amanacolonies.com

8/19

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

8/24

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

8/25 – 27

Woodfest

Amana Colonies RV Park
Festival of and about wood and everything made of wood. Demonstrations, tools and displays. Free admission. Family event.
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678

8/26

Music at Millstream

Millstream Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of live music and supper in our outdoor biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/1 – 3

Fresh Paint 2016

Amana
Professional artists from all over Iowa and three states paint Amana for the weekend, ending in a Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
catiriartoasis.com/pleinair, info@catiriartoasis, 319 622 3969

9/2

The Art of Baseball

Annual open gallery event at the Deborah Kimm Gallery featuring art, baseball memorabilia and autographs, door prizes, free hot dogs and fun activities for the entire family
www.deborahkimmgallery.com

9/3

Festival of Iowa Beers

Across the street from Millstream Brewing Company
Sample Iowa’s best brews & meet the brewmasters
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/7 – 10/1

Footloose

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Wed 2:00, Thurs 2:00, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

9/14

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

9/16

Apfelfest

Our Apple festival with special events and plenty of apple treats
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

9/16 – 9/30

James and the Giant Peach

theatre for young audiences
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

9/28

Guten Appetit

Various Locations
A sampling tour through the village of Amana
amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

9/29

Music at Millstream Brewing

Amana
Rock out with us as Dogs on Skis kick off our Oktoberfest celebrations. Brats all day
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/29

Ocktoberfes Beer Keg Ceremony

Amana
Begin at Millstream with the loading and blessing of the official Oktoberfest beer keg, then follow the 1st keg to the Oktoberfest Festhalle
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/29 – 10/1

Oktoberfest

Amana
Iowa’s original Oktoberfest celebrates its’ 52nd year with great food, games, bands, a parade and beer!
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

9/30

Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Live Polka Music, put on your dancing shoes as the Barry Boyce Band enertains us all in our biergarten
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/1-31

Scarecrow Trail

Travel the Amana Colony trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can

10/1

Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Enjoy Oktoberfest at Millstream Brewery with live music
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/12 – 11/12

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Wed 2:00, Thurs 2:00, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

10/14

Vintner’s Dinner

Amana
Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairing
Whitecrosscellars.com 319 622 3233

10/20 – 22

The Modern Collector’s Market

The area’s newest anqtique market. Today’s eclectic collector market for country primitives, signs, to mmid-century modern to farm finds

10/28

Halloween Costume Party

Millstream Brewing Company
Our full-costume annual Halloween Party. Live music, food, prizes and ghoulish fun
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

11/3 – 5

Girl’s Get Away Weekend

Grab the girls and come to Amana for a weekend of shopping and special events. The guys are welcome too
amanacolonies.com

11/4 – 5

Fall Fibre & Clay Show

Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana
intimate event celebrates rug making, spinning, weaving, needlework and pottery. Artisans will be demonstrating their craft. “Handmade in Amana” shop open to public.
amanaartguild.com 319 622 3678

11/11

Vintner’s Dinner

Amana
Enjoy a 5 course meal with wine pairing
whitecrosscellars.com 319 622 3233

11/16 – 12/17

A Christmas Carol

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Wed 2:00, Thurs 2:00, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

11/25 – 12/16

Junie B Jones is Not a Crook

theatre for young audiences
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

11/24 – 12/17

Tannenbaum Forest

Festhalle Barn
A forest of decorated trees, nativity, 17′ German pyramid, Santa
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

12/1 – 2

Amana Church Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Walk

Amana Church
An annual event benefiting the church’s youth programs. Sale of locally made handcrafts. Cookie walk Saturday only

12/1 – 3

Prelude to Christmas

Amana
A celebration of the holiday season
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

12/2 – 3

Christmas Haus Tour

Various locations
An event filled with lovely traditions and whimsical surprises. Tour private homes decorated for the holidays
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678