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Upcoming Events

The Log Cabin Theater is located at Walta & Panu Streets.

Concerts start at 7pm. Bring a lawn chair.

Donations accepted.


The Log Cabin is a 120 year old Finnish style cabin, moved from south of town, restored by Kaleva Norman Dickson’s Brethren High School Service Learning class in 1998.


Ruth & Max Bloomquist

Log Cabin Concert

August 4, 2023


Ruth’s award winning abilities as a songwriter and singer are accented by Max’s harmony and touch on the upright bass. With influences of folk, bluegrass and country, they have created a heart touching, pleasing acoustic Americana that is all their own -  Facebook Page.


Log Cabin Concert

August 11, 2023


Highlighted by the stunning vocals of Jenni Rae, Barefoot plays unique acoustic versions of song we all know and love. Balanced by a smooth rich pocket from Nathon Lane on guitar and Bee Jay on Bass, and featuring yummy harmonica melody from Phil Coryell Facebook Page

Mary Sue Wilkinson & Mark

Log Cabin Concert

August 18, 2023


This duo will perform acoustic old time country, folk and swing music. Mary is a founding member of Iowa Rose and has performed with many talented musicians on the Log Cabin stage. 

Truck Driver Bingo

Log Cabin Concert

August 25, 2023


Truck Driver Bingo is a guitar/bass/ drums power trio that plays raw blues and out jazz. While our primary motivation for making this music is to get people to listen, it’s not unusual for them to get up and dance as well. The band consists of Jim Nichols on bass; Hank Cupp on drums; and Frank Galante on vocals and guitar. All three band members are seasoned musicians and are committed to musical excellence and a polished performance. We like making people happy! Facebook

Lighting up the Christmas Holiday in Kaleva 2023

Bottle House


Saturdays in Dec. 12pm - 4pm

The Kaleva Historical Society announces special events to celebrate the Christmas holidays at the Bottle House Museum. The museum will be open on the Saturdays in December leading up to Christmas from 12-4 pm. There will be the Finnish Heaven, which is a wooden frame holding foil stars that hangs over the Christmas tree. This custom came from Finland and is reminiscent of children watching the stars on Christmas Eve. The colored lights on the tree are reflected in the stars and the traditional ornaments of straw and real candles complete the scene. Old fashioned toys and other gifts are scattered under the tree and a heritage quilt serves as the tree skirt. To learn more about this event click here.

Annual Winter Solstice - Kaleva Luminary Tradition

Winter Solstice

December 21, 2023


We as a community celebrate the Finnish tradition of lighting candles for those who have passed by placing luminaries next to each grave in the Maple Grove Township Cemetery in the village of Kaleva on December 21st.  This event is reminiscent of the Finnish tradition of lighting candles on Christmas Eve for fallen friends or family. Following the lighting, people gather by the fire for a prayer and Christmas carols.  Bethany Lutheran Church also offers soup and bread to nourish the workers at 5:30 pm at the church. To learn more about this event, click here.

All Log Cabin Concerts are located at the Log Cabin Theater on Walta & Panu Streets.

Our Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to our Log Cabin Concert Sponsors, who have helped maintain and continue the concerts as a summer staple in Kaleva!

Gold Sponsor

Laura Asiala

in memory of Dick, Mike,

John T & Chick - descendants


Carl & Hanna Asiala

Platinum+ Sponsors

Blue Water Transportation

Jon Asiala

Paul Cottrell

Platinum Sponsors

Party Store

Lutz Farms &
Fruit Haven

Silver Sponsors

Mark Quinn,

Jared Henry

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