Jul
22
8:00 am08:00

McFlys Annual Golf Tournament

  • Twin Anchors Golf Course

Sign up for Mcfly's annual golf tournament!

July 22nd at Twin Anchors Golf Course in Colo, IA
Play is 2-person, Best Ball
$28 per person includes 18 Holes and a golf cart

Grand Prize is a four person pass to golf at Ames Golf and Coutry Club!

Sign up with your bartender or message us here on Facebook!

Jul
22
8:00 am08:00

Puppy Ice Cream Social

  • Treats on a Leash

Bring your pooch in for this week's ice cream & cookie combo! We will have scoops of puppy ice cream and a cookie for $1.25. We have about 50 cups available each week... so get your dog some before they run out!

Jul
22
1:30 pm13:30

Summer Self-Care with Essential Oils

  • Wheatsfield

Two class times to chooose from: 1:30-3PM or 3:30-5PM

Join Elise, Wheatsfield member and clinical aesthetician, as she talks summer self-care. Class conversation will cover the basics of facial mapping and how to design your best summer self-care routine. Interactive instruction will include a DIY citrus body scrub, SPF lip balm, after-sun spray, and a recipe for a natural bug repellent. Attendees will go home with remedies to protect, repair and relieve all that summer brings!

Led by: Elise Fiscus, Clinical Aesthetician
Hands-On
Member $17 // Non-Member $20

RSVPs Required. Sign-Up Today! http://www.wheatsfield.coop/summer-self-care-essential-oils/

Jul
23
4:00 pm16:00

Whiskey Tasting

  • London Underground

Sample five whiskies from around the world. Limited seating, Sunday, July 23 at 4 pm, right here at London Underground!

This event's tastings feature:

Penderyn Madeira cask (Wales)
Amrut Fusion (India)
Lord Lieutenant Kinahan's 10 year (Ireland)
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (Japan)
Glenmorangie Bacalta Madeira Cask (Scotland)

Buy tickets at: http://www.theundergroundames.com/product-page/july-whiskey-tasting

Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Genealogy Help Session

  • Ames Public Library

"Let's Talk About Your Genealogy." Help session with assistance from Story County Genealogical Society volunteers. We'll try to help you find a solution or plan of action for your genealogy problems. Drop-in session, no appointment needed. Look for us in the Danfoss Room.

Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Beer & Cheese Pairing

  • Torrent Brewing Company

Come join us and enjoy an evening of guided beer samples paired with various cheeses and other small bites provided by our friends at Wheatsfield Cooperative.

Seats are $25 (cash only), please pre-pay in advance in the taproom to secure your spot for this private tasting event. Tasting will begin promptly at 6pm. Seating is limited.

Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

World War II History Talk: B17 Bomber Crash in Story County 1944

Location: Ames Public Library Auditorium

By Matt Donovan, Iowa DOT Archeologist and Historian
In March 1944, a B17 bomber based in Kearney, NE crashed near Maxwell, IA, lost while flying in a snow and wind storm and taking the lives of seven crew members. A mail carrier was the first to reach the scene on the Cleat Donahoo farm 40 miles from Des Moines. The Donahoos witnessed the crash from their bedroom, seeing an explosion before the ship fell. The speaker has researched aviation archaeology in Iowa and will provide interesting details about this WWII-era tragedy. Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library. Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program.
Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul
27
10:00 am10:00

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sale

The Summer Sidewalk Sale is an semi-annual sale held in Downtown Ames. These sales attract people to the District and promote shopping local in the streets of Downtown Ames. 

Discounts, promotions, sales and many other good deals! Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what our local businesses have to offer. 

Get ready... Set... Shop local!

Jul
27
5:00 pm17:00

Shrimp Boil (RSVP only)

  • Depot Deli

$12 per person-Reservation Only!
Gulf Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, New Potatoes, Sausage, Melted Butter, Bread, and a side of Cole Slaw.
Please Sign-up and Pay at Depot Deli & Cookies, etc.
Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sales
Jul
28
10:00 am10:00

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sales

The Summer Sidewalk Sale is an semi-annual sale held in Downtown Ames. These sales attract people to the District and promote shopping local in the streets of Downtown Ames. 

Discounts, promotions, sales and many other good deals! Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what our local businesses have to offer. 

Get ready... Set... Shop local!

Jul
29
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Jul
29
8:00 am08:00

Puppy Ice Cream Social

  • Treats on a Leash

Bring your pooch in for this week's ice cream & cookie combo! We will have scoops of puppy ice cream and a cookie for $1.25. We have about 50 cups available each week... so get your dog some before they run out!

Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Yoga & Brews

Get your body and mind ready for the weekend by joining us for Yoga in an awesome brewery setting! Followed by a sampling of refreshing locally made beverages. Doors open at 9:50 am.

Cost: $15/ (Cash Only, no signup)

Location: Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Avenue

Please bring your own mat!

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Main Street Summer Sidewalk Sale

The Summer Sidewalk Sale is an semi-annual sale held in Downtown Ames. These sales attract people to the District and promote shopping local in the streets of Downtown Ames. 

Discounts, promotions, sales and many other good deals! Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what our local businesses have to offer. 

Get ready... Set... Shop local!

Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

Uppers & Downers presented by Alluvial Brewing & Windmill Coffee

  • Alluvial Brewing Company

Alluvial Brewing & Windmill Coffee present Uppers & Downers -- a coffee and beer collaboration where the mind meets the heart. 

$25 - includes a screen printed poster, coffee, and beer.

Our goal is is to create a platform to talk and educate about the coffee and beer processes and explore the nuances of the two in a unique collaboration. Uppers & Downers is an opportunity to taste beer and coffee in a variety of combinations. Skillfully made then carefully paired and blended. Individual coffees will be sampled on their own and then paired with our Ox-presso Oatmeal Stout, served from firkins. Variants listed below;

* Variant #1 -- Ox-presso Oatmeal Stout w/ Hazelnuts, paired w/ Sumatra Queen Ketiara - wet hulled - 1500 masl - woman ran cooperative. Firkin.

* Variant #2 -- Ox-presso Oatemal Stout w/ Vanilla, paired w/ Technicolor Espresso, Colombia-finca del Carmen, Ethiopia - Aricha. americas 2nd best espresso 2017. Firkin.

* Variant #3 -- Ox-presso Oatmeal Stout w/ Almonds, paired w/ Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Aricha Edidio - washed - heirloom varietals. Firkin.

* Variant #4 -- Ox-presso Oatmeal Stout, paired w/ Rwanda - Gishamwana Island, Lake Kivu 1650masl - double ferment Kenya style. Keg.

Advance tickets available online and at Alluvial Brewing Company and Burgies Coffee. 100 tickets available. Also available at the door, day of the event.

Jul
30
2:15 pm14:15

What They Wore: Corsets, Bustels, and More

Location: Hoggatt School, 18th and Burnett

Join Sharon Wirth to learn about what people of the Civil War era wore.  Try on bustles, corsets, and hoop skirts to see how these then-common items feel and restrict your everyday activities

Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Jul
31
6:00 pm18:00

Summer is for Rose'!

  • Della Viti

Ahhh, Summer is the perfect time for Rose'!
Join Jeff from Okoboji Wines to explore this amazing summer wine together. Many different varietals, colors, and flavors will make it into a delicious evening to be sure.
Light Appetizers provided to enhance your tasting experience.

Cost: $25

call 515-232-0241
email: dellaviti.ames@gmail.com
sign up www.dellavitiames.com

Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

National Night Out 2017

  • Bandshell Park

Come join the Ames Police Department for a national night of community and fun. Come see local emergency vehicles, local celebrities in the dunk tank, door prizes and inflatables for the kids. Sam's Club will also be providing food for the event! Did we mention it is all for FREE!!! This is a great event for the community to come together and hang out!

Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Pathways Connect Parenting Group

  • Wheatsfield Co-op

Join us as we discuss the latest edition of Pathways magazine! We will have free copies of the magazine available both at our office and at Wheatsfield Co-op with the featured articles highlighted. Read ahead of time or simply come to the meeting for great discussion and insight!

Foodies and Brew
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Foodies and Brew

Join us on Friday, August 4th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Downtown Ames for Foodies & Brew – a special evening event that features local cuisine and regional craft beer sampling! 

Local restaurateurs and chefs will showcase their talents by providing samples of unique food creations. Event attendees will be encouraged to visit each station and vote for the People’s Choice Award. A selection of craft beers will also be available for sampling, and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of the event.  

• 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

• Music by Ben Shrag and the Cautionaries, Sean Huston Combo and Evan Campbell. 

• Corner of Douglas and Main in Downtown Ames

• Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 day of the event) Click the link below to buy now!  

Foodies & Brew is a fundraiser for the Main Street Cultural District to support beautification and growth of the downtown business district.   

Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Local & Loving Breastfeeding Support

  • Ames Public Library

Our 3rd World Breastfeeding Week/Big Latch On Event!
Everyone is welcome - pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, members of the community, family & friends!
Registration starts at 10am. 
All breastfeeding/pumping mothers can particpate in The Big Latch On which is promtly at 10:30am. 

Celebrate local breastfeeding mothers and their partners, learn how to support breastfeeding, find out what breastfeeding support is available in the Ames area, and meet other breastfeeding mothers in the community. We will also be recognizing some local breastfeeding supporters!

Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

Yoga & Brews

  • Alluvial Brewing Company

Bring your own mat and join us for craft brews, kombuchas or coffee included with your fee!

Cost: $15 at the door, no pre-registration. Cash only.

Location: Alluvial Brewing Company, 3715 West 190th St.

Aug
6
2:00 pm14:00

Hoggatts Game Day

Location: Hoggatt School, 18th and Burnett

Come play the simple but energetic games that school children played in the 1860s!

Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Aug
12
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Salsa Contest

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Infusion Workshop and Tasting

  • The London Underground

The London Underground is having an Infusion Workshop & Tasting event! Learn to infuse liquors with herbs, flowers, and vegetables and use them for cocktails.

Reserve tickets here: http://www.theundergroundames.com/product-page/august-infusion-workshop

Cost: $25

 

Aug
17
6:00 pm18:00

Pub Fiction

  • Downtown Ames

Pub Fiction is a literary pub crawl to benefit the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Participants will dress as literary characters and enjoy exclusive drink specials, prizes and fun at five host drinking establishments.

The crawl will end at London Underground!

Aug
19
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Free Watermelon Day

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Aug
26
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Aug
26
10:00 am10:00

Yoga & Brews

Get your body and mind ready for the weekend by joining us for Yoga in an awesome brewery setting! Followed by a sampling of refreshing locally made beverages. Doors open at 9:50 am.

Cost: $15/ (Cash Only, no signup)

Location: Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Avenue

Please bring your own mat!

Aug
26
5:30 pm17:30

Annual Benefit Dinner

  • City Church

Ames Historical Society invites you to share in an evening of celebrating Ames History at our annual fundraising benefit dinner.

Local theater professor and historian Jane Cox will produce a staged reading of World War II experiences from her book, Heroes Among Us. 

We will also present our annual Farwell T. Brown Award and have a live auction of community experiences.

This is a 1940s themed evening so WWII-era costumes are encouraged!

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: Social- 5:30
Dinner- 6:00
Program and auction to follow
Place: City Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames

COST: $60 per person
Alll WWII veterans from Story County will be admitted for FREE!

Please RSVP by August 14th

Can RSVP and Pay by online, email, calling, or mail.

Contact:
info@ameshistory.org
515-232-2148
www.ameshistory.org
http://www.ameshistory.org/content/2017-benefit-dinner-reply

Aug
29
7:00 pm19:00

World War II History Talk:

Location: Ames Public Library Auditorium

Presented by Dr. Lisa Payne Ossian
The home front contributions of Iowans and Americans divided into four historical fronts: the farm front, the production front, the community front, and the kitchen front. Food for Freedom directed American farmers in the all-out production needed for the war effort and the Allies’ relief, and Iowa farmers led the nation in crop and livestock production. Iowa’s small businesses and industries such as Maytag added to the “Arsenal of Democracy” by filling many military sub-contract orders while the two newly constructed ordnance plants in Burlington and Ankeny produced thousands of bombs and millions of machine gun bullets. Iowa’s small towns and cities matched and exceeded records in the eight War Bond Drives as well as the numerous scrap drives for iron, paper, rubber, and tin, and Iowa’s women met the rationing and production requirements demanded from the federal government in all home kitchens. Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library. Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program. Made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Sep
2
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Sep
9
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Joyful Colorz with Face Painting 9 am - 12 pm.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Sep
16
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Main Street Cultural District Oktoberfest
Sep
16
1:00 pm13:00

Main Street Cultural District Oktoberfest

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017, in downtown Ames for the 5th Annual Main Street Oktoberfest celebration presented by First National Bank of Ames!  Enjoy live polka music, dancing, great German Food, "Guten Tag" games, and much more!  Under 21 must be accompanied by parent.

Beer will be sold by the glass from 1-10pm with a special craft beer sampling from 10 Iowa breweries 2-5pm. 

Sep
23
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

World War II Talk: Working With The Enemy: German, Italian, Japanese, Prisoners in Iowa of the Second World War

Location: Ames Public Library Auditorium

Presented by Dr. Chad W. Timm
As part of a relatively quiet and underpublicized government program, thousands of enemy soldiers invaded Iowa in 1943. With the hugely successful 1942 Allied campaign against Adolf Hitler’s vaunted Afrika Corps in North Africa, the number of enemy prisoners of war (POW) needing interment grew dramatically. Great Britain, no longer able to accommodate the increasing number of POWs, looked to the United States for help. Helping with the detainment of enemy POWs made sense, as American cargo vessels were returning home after delivering war materials with empty hulls. What began as an experiment in isolated locations in the south and southwest eventually led to more than 500 camps and 400,000 enemy soldiers interned in the United States, including two camps in the state of Iowa. Due to a severe shortage of agricultural laborers coupled with increased War Food Administration quotas for farm goods, Iowa’s farmers needed help doing their part to assist the United States in winning the war. This talk will focus on the creation of two POW camps in Iowa during the Second World War: one in the Northern Iowa town of Algona and one in the Southwestern Iowa town of Clarinda. Some of the topics discussed will be life in a prisoner of war camp, community relations, the POW labor program, branch camps in more than 30 Iowa communities, and the arrival of Japanese prisoners at Camp Clarinda in early 1945. Camp Clarinda was one of only two camps in the country to house Japanese soldiers. The story of POW interment in Iowa is a fascinating story of Iowans being confronted by the enemy; an enemy they not only needed to help them meet their wartime goals, but that also challenged them to find the humanity in the eyes of the enemy. Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library. Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program. Made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Sep
30
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Oct
7
9:00 am09:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Chili Cook Off, Joyful Colorz with Face Painting

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Oct
14
9:00 am09:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Hovick Petting Zoo

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Oct
14
Oct 15

Ames Pridefest

  • Bandshell Park

Join Ames Pride for the first annual Pridefest in Ames, Iowa! There will be entertainment, resources, vendors and great food. Join us in building community for all LGBTQIA+ in the Ames area. All ages welcome!

Oct
21
9:00 am09:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Main Street Trick - or - Treat
Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Main Street Trick - or - Treat

Are you a fan of trick-or-treating? Or maybe your kids are! Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Ames is always a fun, family-friendly event. Babies, toddlers, kids and parents... everyone is encouraged to dress up! 

Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames enjoy a fun afternoon with the kids and in getting to know our community. We're excited to see your funny and creative Halloween costumes! 

Oct
28
9:00 am09:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Snow Magic Kickoff
Nov
10
5:00 pm17:00

Snow Magic Kickoff

The Snow Magic begins in November with the community Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday season kick-off events. Small Business Saturday is a promotion that reminds the community and visitors of the local benefits of shopping small. 

Downtown Ames is a festive area to spend time during Holiday season!

Come experience the Snow Magic of the holiday season at our Downtown Businesses from 5-8 pm! Free carriage rides will take you around Downtown throughout the evening.  At 6 pm, Mayor Ann Campbell will light the official Snow Magic Christmas Tree in Tom Evans Park. We will then have our official Light Up Downtown Kickoff for the stream of lights atop the Main Street buildings.

Octagon Center for the Arts will host Santa and kick off their annual Festival of Trees.

Small Business Saturday
Nov
25
9:00 am09:00

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate all that is unique about the small businesses of Ames by shopping "Small" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving on Main Street!   There will also be special events including:

*Many businesses open at 9am
*Free swag bags for the first 200 shoppers
*Cookies & Milk with Santa (Depot Deli) 10am-Noon


Jul
22
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Hovick Petting Zoo from 9 am - 12 pm.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Jul
21
9:00 pm21:00

Christmas in July Pub Crawl

  • Whiskey River

Hosted by Whiskey River

Aluminum Budweiser and Bud Light Bottle specials at participating Bars! Submit your complete punch cards at any location for a chance to win a goodie bag or a Budweiser sweater.

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Friday Fun Ride

  • Torrent Brewing Company

Back by popular demand! Ames Bicycle Coalition and Ames Velo are joining forces to host a casual ride between Torrent Brewing Company and Alluvial Brewing Company

LIGHTS (front & rear) required by law after dark
HELMETS strongly encouraged
*We are waiting on food truck confirmation and will update as soon as possible*

We will depart Torrent and Alluvial as a group at the times listed below. People may ride on their own schedule if they so choose. If you ride with the group, we will not leave anyone behind, but you should be comfortable riding in the roadway and as part of a group. 

6:30 p.m. - Depart Torrent as a group
8:30 p.m. - Depart Alluvial as a group

You don't have to be 21 to ride, but you do have to be 21 to enter the breweries and consume beers. If you're under 18, please have an adult parent or guardian riding with you. You are responsible for your own way home if you overconsume and cannot safely operate your bicycle!

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Melts Without Borders

  • Torrent Brewing Company

We will be serving up some melty goodness to enjoy with some great beer in Ames. Come by and try any of our regular sandwiches. As always our award winning bbq pulled pork will be there and our mad science melt lab is working on a guest sammie

Jul
20
4:30 pm16:30

Community Appreciation BBQ

  • Torrent Brewing Company

On Thursday July 20th starting at 4:30pm the guys from the Heartland Associates-Ames of Thrivent Financial with be teaming up with ISU’s Project Cohort and Torrent Brewing Company to give thanks to the community for their support throughout the year! BBQ will be served at no charge!! As another part of this event, free will donations will be taken and given to Project Cohort. Project Cohort is a program at ISU designed to assist ISU student veterans in their transition to a civilian life and college. A portion of TBC sales will also be donated from the evening. So come on out and enjoy some great food and brews and help us give thanks to the Ames community!

Jul
20
3:00 pm15:00

Sip & Shop

  • Prairie Moon Winery

Hosted by Prairie Moon Winery

Come Join us for our Monthly Winery Event! LuLaRoe Paparazzi Jewelry & Lipsense!

Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Ultimate Shrimp Tacos

  • Wheatsfield

Consistently disappointed by restaurants’ attempts at fish tacos, Becky decided to take matters into her own hands and ended up creating a standard family favorite. Paying special attention to each component, Becky will show you how to create a company-worthy meal that has it all: color, texture, and (most of all) flavor! What make these tacos even better are the homemade corn tortillas! Becky will get rid of the intimidation factor and show you how fun and easy they are to make – everyone will have a chance to try using the tortilla press.

RSVPs Required. Sign-up online today! http://www.wheatsfield.coop/ultimate-shrimp-tacos/

Led by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services (Becky Ringsby)
Members $10 // Non-Members $12

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Yoga at the Duck

  • The Mucky Duck

Join Kathy Vince who has over 19 years of experience instructing Yoga. Using a beer bottle prop allows one to focus and build strength. In addition, small amounts of beer can reduce inhabitations and enhance one's ability to relax! No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Price includes a beer and pancake breakfast!

Cost is $20 / session or $110 for all six sessions. The yoga will take place on our patio. In the event of bad weather, an alternative date will be selected.

Dates: 

July 15

July 22

July 29

August 5

August 12

August 19

Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Special Event: Iowa Games Walk begins at the Farmer's Market.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Jul
15
7:00 am07:00

Local Sale & Local Wine and Craft Beer Tent

  • Wheatsfield Co-op

Mark your calendars to save 10% on 900+ local products throughout the Co-op! Local producers will be here sampling their products from 10am-4pm. Non-members save 5%, save off regular prices. 

Live Music & Craft Beer & Local Wine Tent, 1-4pm
Sample wine and beer from 15 local wineries and breweries. Enjoy the live music of Stranger than Fiction (1-2:30) and Vanessa Ellsbury (2:30-4pm).

Exile Brewing Co.
Peace Tree Brewing Company
Backpocket Brewing
Millstream Brewing Co.
Madhouse Brewing Company
No Coast
Firetrucker Brewery
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Confluence Brewing Company
Wilson's Orchard
Snus Hill Winery
Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards
Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery
Backcountry Winery
Bootleg Hill Honey Meads

Jul
14
Jul 15

Firefly Nights After Party

  • McFly's

Mcfly's has teamed up with the Ames Main Street Cultural District for the official Firefly Country Nights After Party!

Stop on your way down for a cold one, and swing back to see concert opener Jesse Allen play an encore set starting around 10pm. Beer specials running all night!

$2.50 Coors, Coors Light, and Miller Light bottles
$2.50 PBR Tallboys
$3 Blue Moon bottles

No cover charge and a great time to be had!

Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

Brews & Brains

  • Alluvial Brewing Company

Trivia at Alluvial hosted by Adam Wright

Free admission.
Teams of 1-4.
8 fast-paced rounds of trivia
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

Beer Brewing at Home

  • Wheatsfield

Led by: Ed Adcock & Tom Russell, Home Beer Brewers

RSVPs required. Sign-up online http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/ Seats limiited! Must be 21+ 

Member $7
Non-Member $10
class fees non-refundable

Ed and Tom will show how you can get started making beer at home by brewing a batch in Wheatsfield’s kitchen. They’ll discuss which ingredients add specific qualities to beers, share some success stories, show some equipment necessary to get started and lead us in tasting some inspirational beers Wheatsfield carries. Who said guys can’t craft?

Jul
9
2:15 pm14:15

Where are we?: Geography at Hoggatt

Location: Hoggatt School, 18th and Burnett

By Glenn Sibbel, Hoggatt School Docent

This 1860s geography lesson discusses the prairie, the village of Ames, and the states of that time, ending with a geography word game of only places established by 1860.

Contact information: Visit www.AmesHistory.org for more information.

Jul
9
9:00 am09:00

Garden Art Fair

  • Reiman Garden

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the work of 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art. These high-quality products include jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork, glass, and more.

While here, visitors can view and buy a variety of high quality art as well as all Gardens’ features: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop.

Free for members and ISU students
Reduced admission rate for the general public.

$7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors ages 65+, $3.00 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

No registration required.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Farmer's Market

The Ames Main Street Farmer's Market features Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.

Location:  The 300 and 400 block of Main Street, including Tom Evans Plaza.

Ames 4th of July Parade!
Jul
4
11:00 am11:00

Ames 4th of July Parade!

The 4th of July Parade and festival is a city sponsored Main Street Cultural event. This is one of the largest events of the summer, and attracted thousands of attendees last year! What a great connection between Main Street and the city of Ames!

Questions concerning parade line-up can be emailed to events@amesdowntown.org. Click the link below to see the parade route.

PARADE ROUTE 

Bill Riley Talent Competition - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 4th at Main and Burnett. the winner of the Ames competition goes on to compete at the state fair.  To enter the Bill Riley Talent Competition email Sarah Buss at the Chamber of Commerce. sarah@ameschamber.com

Below is a list of our events along side our 4th of July Parade

Monday, July 3rd:

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dog Dock Jumping @ 500 block of Burnett

At dusk- City of Ames Fireworks @ 1407 University Blvd.

Tuesday, July 4th:

8:30 am - 10:30 am: City Hall Pancake Breakfast @ front entrance of City Hall

7:45 am: Friendship Ark 5k and Free Kids Run @ Ada Hayden Park

9:00 am - 11:00 am: Bill Riley Talent Competition @ Intersection of Main & Burnett Ave. The winner of the Ames competition goes on to compete at the state fair.  To enter the Bill Riley Talent Competition email Sarah Buss at the Chamber of Commerce. sarah@ameschamber.com

11:00 am: Parade starts!

9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Dog Dock Jumping @ 500 Block of Burnett 

The Parade will begin immediately after the Bill Riley Talent Competition, at 11 am. 

PARADE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL June 28th at 12:00pm OR UNTIL WE REACH OUR MAXIMUM ENTRIES. 

GET YOUR ENTRY IN TODAY!

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE PARADE ENTRY FORM.

Jul
1
11:00 am11:00

Yoga & Brews

  • Alluvial Brewing Company

Bring your own mat and join us for craft brews, kombuchas or coffee included with your fee!

Cost: $15 at the door, no pre-registration. Cash only.

Location: Alluvial Brewing Company, 3715 West 190th St.

Jul
1
11:00 am11:00

Family Fun Fest

  • Lifepointe Church

Stop by the Plucky Paws table at the Family Fun Fest celebration atLifepointe Church in Ames! Kids get to meet and pet Marmalade the Therapy Dog, play humane education games and win prizes, and Stephanie will have discount training coupons for the grown-ups. Training demonstrations with Marmalade take place on the main event stage at 11am and 12pm. Be sure to enter for your chance to win a free children's Birthday Pawty with Marmalade!