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Special Thanks to our Presenting Community Sponsors!

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Art Walk

June 7, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The annual Art Walk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artwork of over 60 artists including painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors, musicians, and much more. Join us on the first Friday in June throughout our downtown district for the Art Walk and see creativity in action!

This is a family-friendly event, perfect for all ages.

BUSINESSES: Fill out this form to register for Art Walk 2019

ARTISTS: Fill out this form to register for Art Walk 2019

 

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Sidewalk Sale

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Dine Downtown Specials

Aunt Maude’s - 547 Main St

      Half price on bottles of wine under $80/bottle. (Limit one bottle per party.)

Bar La Tosca - 400 Main St

      3-course dinner for $28

Cafe Diem - 229 Main St

      Any two lattes or smoothies of your choice for $8.

Chocolaterie Stam - 230 Main St

      2 medium gelatos, 2 drinks, and 2 bonbons for $20

Della Viti - 323 Main St.

      2 for $20 Deal - Chocolate Plate or Cheese Plate for 2 + 1 bottle of wine to share

Downtown Deli - 328 Main St

      Lunch for 2! Two 7-inch sandwiches, a side (chips, potato salad, cookie, etc.) and large drink, for $20

Great Harvest Bread Co. - 502 Burnett Ave

      2 for $20 Deal - Classic Sandwich, Chips, Drink, and Cookie for 2 people

Great Plains Sauce & Pizza Dough Co.         - 129 Main St

      One medium, one topping pizza (thick or thin) & 2 sodas for $20

The Grove Cafe - 124 Main St

      2 omelets, 1 pancake (to share), and 2 drinks for $20

Little Woods Herbal - 136 Main St

      2 for $20 Deal - Two 12oz teas (or one tea flight), two scones and two ounces bulk loose leaf tea to take home (Some restrictions apply. Bulk loose leaf excludes premium teas)

London Underground - 212 Main St

      “Intro to Whiskey” tasting flights for two for $20

Olde Main Brewing Co. - 316 Main St

      2 for $20 Deal - Pick two of the same meal or one of each!

            1. Bacon Cheeseburger (1/2 lb burger) & Fries

            2. Turkey Gouda Club & Chips

Smiles Food Carts - Douglas & Main

      Celebrating 25 years! Superdogs and Gyros - 2 for $5 each

Wheatsfield Cooperative               - 413 Northwestern Ave

      2 for $20 Deal - Signature Deli Sandwich (Meat, Veggie & Vegan options) + Bag of Chips + 12oz Local Beer or Select Beverage

Whiskey River - 134 Main St

      9/16 - 2 for $20 Bloody Mary Bar with Omelette or Biscuits & Gravy

      9/17 - 20 Wings and 2 Domestic Bottles or Well Mixed Drinks for $20

      9/18 - 2 Tacos with 2 Corona or Dos Equis Bottles for $20

      9/19 - 2 Whiskey Burgers with Fries for $20 or         Pretzel Bites with 2 Glasses of Wine for $20

      9/20 - 6pm-8pm: 2 Cheeseburgers and Fries with 2 for $6 Domestic Bottles or Well Mixed Drink for $20

      9/21 - 11am-2pm: 2 Hot Beef Sandwiches with Sodas for $20

      9/22 - Mexican Nachos with 2 Tall Boys for $20

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Trick or Treat

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Snow Magic

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January Dollar Days

January 24 - 27, 2019

Shop small and save big during January Dollar Days!

Enjoy FREE parking on Main Street throughout the weekend!

See below for a list of participating shops, sales, and special hours.

 

Spread the Word!

Click here for a flier to share with friends.

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help put up & take down free parking signs on the meters.

Volunteer shifts include:

Wednesday after 6:00 pm
Thursday before 8:30 am
Saturday after 6:00 pm.

Email amesmainstreet@gmail.com to volunteer.

American Country - 327 Main Street

20% OFF Storewide • 50% OFF Selected Pine Furniture • 60% OFF All Holiday

Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Chocolaterie Stam - 230 Main Street

25% off Christmas chocolate shapes

Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cooks’ Emporium - 313 Main Street

Tables of $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20 items

Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Dashing Boutique - 218 Main Street

Many special savings across the store!

Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Diva Inside - 311 Main Street

Up to 50% OFF

Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Duck Worth Wearing - 232 Main Street

$1.00 Items

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Literary Grounds Bookstore (Ames Public Library) - 515 Douglas Avenue

Carts full of $1 books

Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Little woods: Herbs & Teas - 136 Main Street

Dollar Tea and Herb samples. Big discounted bulk clearance selection.

Thursday - Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm

The Loft - 233 Main Street

$2 section + % Off other items

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Miss Meyer’s Clothing Consignment - 432 5th Street

$1, $2 and $3 items starting on 1/24

Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Oak Lane Candle Co. - 121 Main Street

Christmas scents marked 40% off • $15 tees • everything else 15% off

Thursday 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

The Octagon Gallery Shop - 427 Douglas Avenue

Select artwork reduced up to 50% off!

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

The Pumpkin Patch - 302 Main Street

50% winter clothing • 20% select Byer's Choice Carolers • a table full of items for $10 or less

Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Treats On a Leash, LLC - 216 Main Street

BOGO on select Dog & Cat food!

Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tres Teal - 314 Main Street

20%-75% off entire store

Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Worldly Goods - 223 Main Street

Worldly Goods has discounted holiday decor, winter wear, greeting cards, and more!

Thursday 24 January | 30% off
Friday 25 January | 40% off
Saturday 26 January | 50% off

Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is your Downtown Ames business having a Dollar Day’s Sale? Fill out this form to be listed in our Dollar Days directory.

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Special Thanks to our
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DIY Downtown

February 23, 2019

Downtown businesses are excited to help you Do It Yourself! There will be classes and workshops to help you paint, build, create, craft, cook, and most importantly, have fun!

Check out the list below to decide which DIY activities you’d like to do.
The list is updated frequently, so check back often.

Enjoy FREE parking on Main Street on Saturday!

Cooks’ Emporium - 309 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Create a dry rub perfect for vegetables, chicken & beef. Measure out your own sample to take home. Kid Friendly.

When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $2 per 1oz

Dashing Boutique - 218 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Make your own earrings or youth bracelet

When: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $5

Duck Worth Wearing - 232 Main STreet

Activity: Make & Take
Melissa & Doug Education Toys Do It Yourself Projects

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Everts Flower Home Gifts - 329 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Succulent Bar- The Bar is open for you to build your own succulent garden. Bring in a container or purchase one of ours and let the fun begin! We have a great selection of artificial or live plants for you to choose from.

When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Varies depending on containers and plant selections.

Little Woods: Herbs & Teas - 136 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Botanical Bath Salts - make your own soothing herbal tea bath salt blend

When: All Day - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

The Loft - 233 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Decorate your own metal water bottle!

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

London Underground - 212 Main Street

Activity: Tasting
DIY Whiskey Flights! Choose three 1 oz. pours of over 70 varieties of Bourbon, Irish, Japanese, Scotch, and Rye Whiskey's.

When: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

Cost: Varies

Morning Bell Coffee Roasters - 111 Main Street

Activity: Tasting
DIY Coffee Flights!

When: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $7

Octagon Center for the Arts - 427 Douglas

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Clay Day at the Octagon Gallery Shop! Experiment with different pottery techniques and create a sculpture, a pinch pot, or even jewelry.

When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: $5 suggested donation

PhotoSynthesis - 317 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Custom DIY Photo Mobile

When: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (Allow 45 minutes minimum)

Cost: $5

Quilting Connection - 238 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
DIY Drink Tumbler! Pick your color of tumbler and your fun design of vinyl to add to it. Choose a tall tumbler with straw or a stemless wine glass tumbler.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $12 (includes tumbler and pre-cut vinyl)

Random Goods - 330 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Make your own 1920s Flapper Headband. Take a simple stretch sequin headband and embellish it with jewelry, tulle, fringe and feathers. .

When: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $5

threadit - 328 Main Street, Suite 130

Activity: Demonstration
DIY sew your button on! Bring in that garment with a button that has fallen off, and we will teach you how to sew it back on!

When: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: Free

Worldly Goods - 223 Main Street

Activity: Make & Take
Practice henna designs on paper board hands.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Henna available for purchase: $3/tube

We are looking for volunteers to help with DIY Downtown. Want to help a business host a workshop, hand out posters throughout Ames, or cover meters with free parking bags?
Sign up to volunteer today!

Is your Downtown Ames business hosting a DIY activity?
Fill out this form to be listed in our DIY Downtown directory.

 
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Special Thanks to our Community Sponsors!

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Music Walk

April 26, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Melodies fill the air in downtown Ames as local businesses host musicians of all genres. Stroll through downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer! Be sure to come hungry and enjoy dinner in one of our wonderful downtown restaurants. 

This is a family-friendly event, perfect for all ages.

BUSINESSES: Fill out this form to register for Music Walk 2019

MUSICIANS: Fill out this form to register for Music Walk 2019

Participating Businesses and Musicians

This list is updated weekly, so check back often!

*Ames Main Street Investor

American Country Home Store - 327 Main Street

Artist: Keith McCaulley & Friends

*Chocolaterie Stam - 230 Main Street

Artist: Naomi Biela

Octagon Center for the Arts - 427 Douglas Ave

Artist: Elizabeth Zimmerman

 
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Foodies & Brew

Friday, May 3 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Foodies & Brew features live music, food samplings from local restaurants and chefs, and samples of local, craft and micro-brews. Join us Friday, May 3 at the Ames Municipal Airport Hangar, rain or shine!

All proceeds from Foodies & Brew go toward funding the historic preservation, beautification, and economic development of Downtown Ames.

Check back soon for more information and to purchase tickets!