Family Events


Maifest in the Amana Colonies

Dates: Saturday, May 03 - Sunday, May 04

Location: Amana Colonies

Come visit us during Maifest in the Amana Colonies! This 2 day event celebrates the German traditions of spring featuring our Maipole Dancers, German music, parade and car show. Food, kids activities and demonstrations will be abundant all over town.

Festival of the Arts

Date: Saturday, August 09
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Amana Colonies

 The Amana Arts Guild will sponsor it's Festival of the Arts on Saturday August 9, 10am-5pm at the Middle Amana Park in Middle Amana, Iowa.  This special event features sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional Colony folk arts by local and guest artists.  Demonstrations are a unique part of the festival and  visitors will enjoy observing: woodturning, quilting, tinsmithing, basket making, spinning and painting.  Guests will also enjoy local foods such as Colony brats, kraut, homemade apple fritters and baked goods along with a special homemade rhubarb drink.  The day includes live entertainment and a children's art corner, an event for the whole family.

No admission fee...parking $1 per car.


Dates: Friday, August 22 - Sunday, August 24

Location: Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center
Address: 3890 C Street

 Free event featuring all things wood, over 50 vendors with all hand made items for sale, many demonstrations and there is food on site.  Located in an air conditioned building.  A special event for woodcrafters and artisans.  Friday hours 12-5, Saturday hours 10-5, Sunday hours 10-4

2nd Annual Kids Fresh Paint

Date: Saturday, August 30
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Catiri's Art Oasis
Address: 4506 220th Trail

Amana Arts Guild is sponsoring a new fun addition to Catiri's Fresh Paint 2014.

Children 12 and under are welcome to come to Catiri's Art Oasis's backyard and learn how to Plein Air paint! 

Supplies will be provided.  Be prepared to get messy!  ALL activities are held outside.

For more information contact the Amana Arts Guild  319-622-3678  or email :

Amana 300 Lecture Series:

Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Amana Church

Address: Amana,Ia

Join the President of the Amana Church Society for a discussion of the Amana Church today and what the future holds for this 300 year old community of prayer. Learn about its religious beliefs, current practices and take part in a discussion about the future. Free and open to the public.

At the Amana Church in the Village of Amana


Dates: Friday, October 03 - Sunday, October 05

Location: Amana Colonies

Oktoberfest is everyone's favorite German-style fall festival! Parade, activities, demonstrations, and music throughout the Amana Colonies all weekend!

Amana Church 300 Anniversary Weekend

Dates: Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16

Location: Amana Colonies

The Amana Church Community celebrates its 300th anniversary with a weekend of events. Friday 7 p.m. - Traditional Nacht Gebet service at the Middle Amana Church Saturday all day - Special tours of the churches/ exhibits at the Churches. Saturday 5 p.m. - Anniversary Supper and Program at the Amana Colonies RV Park and Event Center (Reservations are required to the dinner. Contact the Amana Church office for reservations/ tickets to the supper. All other events this weekend are free.) Sunday 10 a.m. - All Community Worship Service at the Amana Church in Amana The public is welcome.

Tannenbaum Forest in Amana

Dates: Friday, November 28 - Sunday, December 21

Location: Amana Colonies

Address: Festhalle Barn

Our opening weekend features a timeless escape during the holiday season. Candle-lit streets, Tannenbaun Forest, Santa, and shopping. For more information go to:

Prelude to Christmas Weekend

Dates: Friday, December 05 - Sunday, December 07

Location: Amana Colonies

"Es weihnachtet sehr" comes to mind when it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Amana Colonies. Fill the season this weekend with a visit to the Tannenbaum Forest, consume yourself in the cookie walk, holiday bazaar, business and village tours and a glimpse of Amana Christmas Past at the Amana Museum. Of course Santa will be around too!

Christmas Haus Tour

Dates: Saturday, December 06 - Sunday, December 07

Location: Amana Arts Guild
Address: 1210 G Street

The Villages of Amana Christmas Haus Tour will be held on December 6th from 10am-4pm and December 7th from 2pm-6pm.  Visitors can welcome in the Holiday season by touring five homes throughout the historic villages.  Visit with homeowners and get to know the Colonies in a whole new way.  The Amana Arts Guild's "Weihnachtsmarkt" will offer unique handmade Colony art and crafts.  Hot cider and cookies will be available.  The cost of the tour is $10 and children under 12 are free.  Tickets in advance can be purchased at the Amana Colonies Visitors Center or the day of the event at each home on the tour.

Hours are:

Saturday, December 6, 10am-4pm

Sunday, December 7, 2pm-6pm