Kalona Days kicks off this weekend. The celebration begins Friday evening with the 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk that begins at 7. Participants can register at the Kalona General Store beginning at 6. On Saturday morning, the parade begins at 10am. There is no entry fee, and cash prizes will be given to first, second and third place entries. Kalona Days Director Dave Finley says following the parade, the day is filled with entertainment, contests and games for all ages, pony rides and a garden tractor pull. Also included will be arts and crafts vendors, a classic car show and food and refreshments. The Big Red Radio is attending the festival, and will be at Casey’s General Store Friday from 4:30 to 5:30, and then at the Fun Run beginning at 7. Saturday the Big Red Radio will be at the parade, then announcing information and playing music until 4pm.