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! Click here to view our availability!

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 2-hour Village Voyage! Learn the history of the Amana Colonies from local guides as we shuttle you to 4 historical sites. Seating is 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 pm. 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), Occasional Saturday and Sunday afternoons year round. For a complete listing, visit firesidewinery.com

Wine Walk: Fridays at 3:00 pm. 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 at 3:00 pm every Friday from June – August. Cost is $15.

Historic Bed and Breakfast in Amana Colonies, IA
The following events are scheduled for 2018. 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.

1/27

Winterfest

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

1/27

Winterfest Communal Kitchen Breakfast

Breakfast 9:00 AM. $10 reservation required. The Amana Heritage Society will fire up the historic wood-burning hearth at the Communal Kitchen Museum in Middle Amana and serve a communal-style breakfast. Enjoy a delicious meal, see how communal kitchen women worked and learn the history of the Ruedy Kitchen house.
amanaheritage.org

1/27

Wine and Dine

Enjoy a 4 course, Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with several selections of White Cross Cellars wine.
www.oxyokeinn.com

1/27

Winterfest Wine and Beer Walk

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

1/27

Winterfest Snow Ball Dance

End your Winterfest day with live classic rock music from the duo of Nick and Tom. Come stay warm with us at the Brauhous.
www.millstreambrewing.com

2/16 – 18

Romance Weekend

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

2/17

Wine and Dine

Enjoy a 4 course, Ox Yoke Inn meal paired with several selections of White Cross Cellars wine.
www.oxyokeinn.com

3/3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brau Haus
Relax with us on Saturday nites with our live music and supper at the Millstream Braus Haus!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

3/17

Vintner’s Dinner

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

3/31, 4/7, 4/14

Fancy Nancy – The Musical

theatre for young audiences
$12 per person
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

3/31

Amana Heritage Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Amana Heritage Museum
10:00 AM $6. Reservations required. Children 12 & younger are invited to join in the annual Amana Heritage Museum Easter Egg Hunt. Each child will be able to find a basket filled with treats including traditional Amana colored eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children. Bring your cameras.
amanaheritage.org

4/7, 14, 21, 28

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brau Haus
Relax with us on Saturday nites with our live music and supper at the Millstream Braus Haus!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

4/20 – 22

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

4/21

Vintner’s Dinner

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

4/26 – 5/20

Camelot

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – Adults $31.50 Students $19.50
Wednesday 2:00, Thursday 2:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

5/5

Live Music at Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
With their fun antics and songs, Barry Boyce Polka Band will have you up and dancing to their polka sounds at Millstream Brewery
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/5, 12, 19, 26

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brau Haus
Relax with us on Saturday nites with our live music and supper at the Millstream Braus Haus!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/5 – 6

Maifest

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

5/5 – 6

Philip Dickel Basket Museum

View baskets from across the USA, 2018 opening reception in West Amana
www.facebook.com/philipdickelbasketmuseum

5/6

Live Music at Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Join us at Millstream Brau Haus as Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Nick Sticka performs classic rock.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/6

Maifest Wine Beer & Chocolate Walk

Amana
Visit each winery, brewery, and food shop for delicious samples and collect your souvenir glass when you’re done.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/26 – 28

Iowa Renaissance Festival

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

6/1 – 3

Beckster Fest

Amana Colonies RV Park
16th annual polka variety music festival
319 622 7616, 800 471 7616

6/2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brewing Company
Relax in our outdoor biergarten on Saturday nites with live music and supper at Millstream Brewery.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

5/31 – 6/24

Savannah Sipping Society

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – Adults $31.50 Students $19.50
Wednesday 2:00, Thursday 2:00, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262 800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

6/16

Wurst Festival

Amana
Sausage, Sausage and more Sausage! Attend and graduate from Wurst University. Featuring the Dachschund Derby. Voted Iowa’s Best New Event in 2015
festivalsinamana.com

6/23

Colonies in Bloom

Tour beautiful private gardens of early summer flowers
festivalsinamana.com

7/3 – 4

Accent of Antiques

Special showing of unique antiques of Deborah Kimm Gallery of Art, Antiques and Baseball Memorabilia.
deborahkimmgallery.com

7/3 – 4

Firecracker 4th Antique Show

Amana
Whether you’re picking, junking or antiquing, there’s something for you. American signs, primitives, furniture, folk art, mid-century, farm finds and so much more.
firecracker4antiques.com, amanacolonies.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

7/7, 14, 21, 28

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brewing Company
Relax in our outdoor biergarten on Saturday nites with live music and supper at Millstream Brewery.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

7/14 – 15

Bike and Hike Weekend

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

7/14

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

7/17-19, 23, 24, 25 10 am, 7/21, 28 1:00 pm

The Riddle of Rumpelstiltskin

theatre for young audiences
$12 per person
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

7/21

Vintner’s Dinner

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

7/21

Kinderfest

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

7/28

Colonies in Bloom

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

8/2 – 26

The Tin Woman

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – Adults $31.50 Students $19.50
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

8/4, 11, 18, 25

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brewing Company
Relax in our outdoor biergarten on Saturday nites with live music and supper at Millstream Brewery.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

8/4

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

8/11

Festival of the Arts

Amana Market Barn
This special event will feature sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional colony fold art by guest and local artisans.
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678

8/11

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

8/18

Iowa Model A Day

Amana
Step back in time at the 10th anniversary of Model A Day! Over 80 Model “A” vehicles line the streets of Amana.
hawkamodelaclub.org festivalsinamana.com

8/24 – 26

Woodfest

Amana Colonies RV Park
Celebrating all things wood! Check our on-going demonstrations and shop for furniture, toys, home and garden, bowls, carvings and tools for sale.
amanaartsguild.com 319 622 3678

8/31 – 9/2

Catiri’s Fresh Paint

Amana
Artists from all over Iowa and four states paint the Amanas for two days, ending with a Golden Brush Award Ceremony
catiriartoasis.com/pleinair, info@catiriartoasis, 319 622 3969

9/1

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

9/2

Festival of Iowa Beers

Across the street from Millstream Brewing Company
Join us as we host over 40 Iowa Breweries at this annual beer festival. Reserve your tickets in advance. Limited number of tickets available for unlimited sampling.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/2 – 9/30

A Comedy of Tenors

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – $31.50 for adults, $19.50 for students
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

9/15

Apfelfest

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

9/15

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brewing Company
Relax in our outdoor biergarten on Saturday nites with live music and supper at Millstream Brewery.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

9/15, 22, 29 at 1:00 pm, 922, 29 at 10:00 am

Charlotte’s Web

theatre for young audiences
$12 per person
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

10/1-31

Scarecrow Trail

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

10/5

Live Music at Millstream

Amana
Rock out with Dogs on Skis as they kick off our Oktoberfest celebration at Millstream Brewery. Brats all day
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/5

Ocktoberfest Beer Keg Ceremony

Amana
Head to Millstream Brewing for the loading and blessing of the 1st official Oktoberfest beer keg. Follow the keg to Festhalle Barn where the celebration begins!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/5

Gordon Kellenberger Art Show

Catiri’s Art Oasis
Nothing brings in the joys of fall like an entire room of Kellenberger’s brilliant work. Gordon will be demonstrating & refreshments will be served.
catiriartoasis.com, info@catiriartoasis, 319 622 3969

10/5 – 7

Oktoberfest

Amana
Iowa’s original Oktoberfest celebrates its’ 53rd year with great food, games, bands, a parade and beer!
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

10/6

Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Live Polka Music, put on your dancing shoes as the Barry Boyce Band enertains us all in our biergarten. noon to 4 pm
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/6

Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Enjoy Oktoberfest at Millstream Brewery with live music, our famous Oktoberfest brew and brats right off the grill. 5 – 9 pm
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/7

Millstream Brewing Company

Amana
Join us as we wind down Oktoberfest with a relaxing afternoon of music in our biergarten.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

10/11 – 11/4

The Addams Family

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – $31.50 for adults, $19.50 for students
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

10/19 – 21

The Modern Collector’s Market

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

10/27

Vintner’s Dinner

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

10/27

Halloween Costume Party

Millstream Brau Haus
Come in full costume to our annual Halloween Party. Live music, supper and a spooking time will be had by all.
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

11/2 – 4

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

11/3, 10, 17

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brau Haus
Relax with us on Saturday nites with our live music and supper at the Millstream Brau Haus!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

11/3 – 4

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

11/15 – 12/16

Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas

Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage – $31.50 for adults, $19.50 for students
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

11/17

Vintner’s Dinner

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

11/23 – 12/16

Tannenbaum Forest

Festhalle Barn
A forest of beautifully decorated trees, nativity, 15′ German pyramid, Santa
festivalsinamana.com 800 579 2294, 319 622 7622

11/24 – 12/15

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

theatre for young audiences
$12 per person
Old Creamery Theatre 319 622 6262   800 352 6262 www.oldcreamery.com

11/30 – 12/2

Prelude to Christmas

Amana
A celebration of the holiday season including a glimpse into Amana’s Christmas past.
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 – 2

Village 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

12/1, 15

Live Saturday Nites

Millstream Brau Haus
Relax with us on Saturday nites with our live music and supper at the Millstream Brau Haus!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672

12/8

Ugly Sweater Party

Millstream Brau Haus
Proudly wear your ugliest holiday sweater at the Brau Haus. Live music, food & holiday cheer!
millstreambrewing.com 319 622 3672