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.

Upcoming events:

Chamber Golf Outing

Friday, July 20, 2018

Entry Deadline July 16

Registration:  Noon - 12:30 pm

1:00 pm Shotgun Start

Golf Entry Form and further details (click here for form)


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


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, the Algona Chamber of Commerce and City of Algona, thank each of them for their contribution.

The 2018 Founders' Day Brochure. Click here for a preview of events scheduled.



Friday, July 13th - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - sampling in Beer Garden area

City lot at corner of Nebraska and Thornington Steets

Tickets available at Chamber Office or at the door

$6.00 Adults $3 Age 10 & Under 


NOTICE:  KIDS BASH HAS BEEN MOVED TO CENTRAL PARK!! - Saturday, July 14th 10 am - 1 pm

Kids Bash


Taste of Algona Logo

 7th Annual Taste of Algona

September 6, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Algona Band Day Festival
 September 29, 2018
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.


October 27, 2018

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.

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