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Welcome to everything MAHASKA!

Welcome to everything MAHASKA!

CORONA VIRUS & MAHASKA COUNTY

The health and wellness of our community is the top priority, and many events in the Mahaska Community have been cancelled or postponed for the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors. While every attempt is being made to keep the Everything Mahaska Community Calendar up to date, with the speed at which things are changing, we ask for your patience and understanding in calendar accuracy. Please call event organizers to obtain status of events that have been postponed. Safety guidelines are in place for a reason and for updated local and statewide information, visit the links below.

 


Welcome, and thanks for visiting Everything Mahaska — a web site designed to help you experience Oskaloosa Iowa and Mahaska County and everything it has to offer.

Visitor or resident, you’ll find it here through the searchable Ultimate Community Calendar; by reviewing and clicking information links in the menu above, or by clicking on any of the photos on the home page. Keep scrolling to find feature events and what’s playing in the theaters. Go directly to the calendar and see for yourself the wide variety of activities posted – and remember to visit the calendar often as events are added nearly daily!
Click through the navigation menu to find exactly what you’re looking for or click on any of the home page photos to learn even more.

We invite you to Experience Mahaska ~ There’s more than you can imagine!

The Mahaska Community Neighborhoods

The Mahaska Community Neighborhoods

TEAM Mahaskas strategic plan provides a plan of action to improve the quality of life for all of Mahaska County’s 22,000+ residents. It is a result of that action plan that “everything Mahaska” was born.

The focus of everything Mahaska is tourism where you’ll find the ultimate community calendar. TEAM Mahaska’s focus is community driven with data and important statistical information.

Learn more about the all of the neighborhoods and communities by clicking on their links below. A new window will open and you will be taken to TEAM Mahaska’s site.

Use the everything Mahaska calendar’s search and filter options to find events happening within each of the communities listed.

Barnes City | Beacon | Eddyville | Fremont | Keomah Village | Leighton | New Sharon | Oskaloosa | Rose Hill | University Park

Fine Arts & Entertainment

Fine Arts & Entertainment

Sculpture Tour: Professional sculptors were invited to submit work to the Oskaloosa Sculpture Tour, and then artwork was selected for inclusion. The selection committee utilizes criteria that included suitability for family viewing, display of quality technical skills, imagination and innovation, suitability for outdoor display, durability, and soundness of construction. All pieces, not already sold, are available for purchase

Click here for an interactive map of the sculptures in and around Oskaloosa.


Within one brief decade, the George Daily Auditorium (1800 North 3rd Street, Oskaloosa) has become unquestionably favored among audiences, performers, and agents alike. Running a full season of professional programming, their 695-seat, state-of-the-art facility comes alive with superior entertainment. This uniquely intimate venue features top-quality productions generally reserved for larger cities without the hassle of big city traffic and crowds.

Continually enrapturing audiences from all walks of life, the auditorium’s single-floor facility and affordable ticket prices make the arts accessible to all. In addition to exceptional shows, they serve as a community and educational facility featuring a multitude of area events and children’s theatre programs. The building is complete with a large meeting room, black-box theatre, and small kitchen to accommodate any needs.


The Fine Arts & Cultural Events (FACE) of Mahaska County began in 2003 under the name of Oskaloosa Arts Fellowship. Excited art enthusiasts had the idea to spread the arts to the Mahaska Community. The idea was successful. Visit FACE on line to see their activities, educational opportunities, and calendar. The Oskaloosa Art Center & Studio opened in the spring of 2017. It is located at 115 1st Ave. West in downtown Oskaloosa. Access the studio from The Alley (next to Smokey Row). There classes are held and art shows are periodically held, and is on display.

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

HUNTING enthusiasts from all over the United States visit Mahaska County to hunt pheasants, quail, turkey, and deer in the area’s wooded, rolling hills. For more information about hunting in Iowa, contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

PARKS & LAKES: Lake Keomah State Park is an 83-acre lake and park providing boating, camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Edmundson Park in Oskaloosa provides a serene setting for play, reading, lunches, picnicking, a pond for fishing, a disc golf course, and a magnificent wooden playground. There are numerous public parks scattered throughout the Mahaska Community. Lake Redrock is 15,000 acres of water and 35,000 acres of land and just 34 miles northwest of Oskaloosa.

MAHASKA COUNTY PARKS including wilderness and natural areas, are listed here on the Mahaska County Conservation web site. This site includes maps, amenities, and park features.

GOLFERS have several course choices when considering a round of golf: Edmundson, Harvest Point, Oskaloosa Golf, or Prairie Knolls. There’s also Oskaloosa Mini-Putt and driving ranges.

MCCB (Mahaska County Conservation Board) has hundreds of programs for children and adults of all ages along with conservation parks which include fishing and boating, hiking and the ability to enjoy nature at its finest. Visit their web site and learn about cabins for rent and Cauldwell Park updates.

IOWA CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS: Campers are now able to go on-line and reserve state park campsites across Iowa. Visit Iowa State Parks Reservations to choose a site, view park attractions, and select dates for reservations.

FEDERAL RECREATION SITES: Plan trips to federal recreation sites from monuments and historic attractions to forests, parks and scenic byways. Visit Recreation.gov to make reservations and payments online for tours, camp sites, and other accommodations. This site includes information on Federal government managed and Federal government affiliated (subordinate, subsidiary or member) sites. It does not list hotels, restaurants or tourist attractions managed by private companies or other organizations. Their content focuses on nature-based, historic and cultural activities commonly available on federally managed lands.

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