Kalevala is a town with much to see and experience. The visitor can view traditional craftsmanship in a temporary “Kalevala House”. The local museum, run by the District Administration, and the local Uhut Society, offer guidance for tourists. Another interesting place to visit is the printing press museum, which used to be a hand typesetting printing press where the district newspaper was printed for decades.
The annual village feast takes place in Kalevala in the middle of June, and the Sommelo Festival runs in the beginning of July.
There are two hotels in Kalevala, Sampo and Welt. The Kotiranta Travel Agency also offers guest house type accommodation.