The Chamber knows that one of the great benefits of community is the wide range of events and activities that happen throughout the year. Through the chamber and the many volunteers and great number of exciting activities take place. Mark your calendar early and make sure you do not miss these great opportunities to be part of your community


Frostbite Olympics

10th Annual Frostbite Olympics
February 3, 2018
sponsored by The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce

Frostbite Olympics Events

Winter Wonder Fun at Water's Edge Nature Center

Frostbite Treasure Hunt at Water's Edge Nature Center

Achin for Bacon - Baconfest at Locker Room Bar & Grill. Sample variety of bacon items from vendors.

Fishing Derby

Party In The Park

Bring the entire family and enjoy an evening of music in a leisurely sitting on the Carnegie Library Lawn in June, July and August.  Local entertainers provide the music with a local food vendor offering pizza, walking tacos, cookies, soda and bottled water.  The Algona Ambassadors sponsor a variety of games for the younger family members.

Party in the Park Dates for 2018

June 27, 2018

July 25, 2018

August 15, 2018 

Algona Founders' Day
19th Annual Founders’ Day Celebration
July 12-15, 2018
The 2018 Founders' Day Brochure will be posted by May 25th. Click here for a preview of events scheduled.

Iowa Barbeque Society website - click here

A BBQ Showdown Application for 2018 will be posted when available

Algona Founders’ Day

Beginning in 1999, the Algona Founders’ Day quickly became a tradition honoring the two men who founded the community. On July 10, 1854, brothers, Asa C. Call, and Ambrose A. Call, noted the beauty of the location overlooking the river and the bluffs beyond, with a fine grove of timber to the North and South. Asa said, “Ambrose, I believe this is the place for our city.”

A joint City of Algona & Algona Chamber of Commerce celebration, Founders’ Day is a celebration for all ages. Many school and family reunions are planned around the event as it grows each year.

The Algona Founders Day Celebration is made possible each year by many sponsors and volunteers, and the Algona Chamber of Commerce and City of Algona thank each of them for their contribution.

Looking for home decor, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts or something for yourself, just because? Then the Autumnfest Craft Show is the place for you. This popular craft show, the largest in North Iowa, has been sponsored by the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993. The show features 145 booths of top quality crafts in 3 locations. This juried show also features shuttle buses, prize drawings and food stands at each location.

The Autumnfest Craft Show is held the 4th weekend in October each year. Please email for additional information.
Algona Band Day Festival
A 60 plus year tradition, the Algona Band Day Festival is recognized as one of Iowa’s largest and finest band festivals. Bands from Iowa and Minnesota, ranging in size from 1A to 4A, have competed for awards in the parade and field show competitions.

The festival, dating back to 1948, attracts thousands along State Street where crowds are thrilled to the sound of high school and middle school marching bands along with wide variety of floats from area businesses and organizations. Adjudicators critique each band on its performance and marching abilities. One of the most entertaining events is the drum line performances following the parade where percussionists from several high school bands are highlighted before a large crowd.

That Algona Band Day evening festivities move to the Algona High School football field where 15 high school bands compete in the field show. Again, the adjudicators critique bands for their performances and marching abilities.

Specials awards and honors are announced following the field competition, including the Sweepstakes Trophy award given to the high school band considered being the best band of the day.

The Algona Band Day Festival is sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce and is held annually on the last Saturday of September or the first Saturday of October.
Area Attractions
Algona Aquatic Center

Algona Family YMCA

Algona Nativity Scene

Call State Park

Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum

Kossuth County Historical Museum

POW Museum

Smith Lake

Waters Edge Nature Center


Taste of Algona


7th Annual Taste of Algona - September 6, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm