There is plenty to see and do in Kalona.
Check out this list of events
coming up.

Our tourism area is a work in progress.
We have tried our best to keep these events in the order in which they happen, but we are only human and mistakes do happen.
Please stop back frequently as we get more information about each of these events.

Upcoming Events

Travel to Kalona for an interesting day of touring, tasting and shopping. Unique shops feature interesting products and offer a great experience with small town hospitality. Pick up a map card at any of the 32 participating businesses. or print one from the link below:

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Opens Friday, April 1, 2022

Kalona Historical Village

In conjunction with the theme of the IIQSG program, the Kalona Historical Quilt Museum will feature story quilts in  their English gallery. The event is open to the public from April 1 to Nov 1, 2022. Tickets available at the Visitors Center.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Kalona Historical Village

  Quilt Enthusiasts from across the US gather at the Kalona Historical Quilt Museum for an interesting day of lessons about quilt history, sharing personal projects, and enjoying the exhibits in both the English and Amish quilt galleries. Tickets, which include the noon meal, are available by contacting the Visitors Center:  319.656.3232


Kalona is home to a number of award winning restaurants, and unique stops where you can grab a yummy snack or beverage. Find out more here.


Whether you are looking for hand made quilts, vintage finds, recycled or repurposed furniture, arts and uniques, boutiques or locally made food stuffs, Kalona has something for everyone.


You can discover history in a pioneer village, take a tour of the Amish countryside, paddle up the English river, bike the KeWash trail, golf any number of courses, or just stroll around the Quilt Block Walk. See all the Kalona area has to offer.


The Kalona area has a number of bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, motels and hotels. Check out this listing to find the option that is right for your group.