Annual Events

Fourth of July - Downtown Ames

July 4th Parade

The 4th of July Parade is one of the largest events of the summer and a community favorite! Don your red, white, and blue, and help us celebrate Independence Day at this family-friendly event! What a great connection between Main Street and the City of Ames!
04 Jul
11:00 am1:00 pm
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Ames

Summer Sidewalk Sales

Take a stroll in Downtown Ames during Sidewalk Sales and find dozens of sales and promotions our local businesses are offering!
28 – 30 Jul
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Witches Walk

Witches Walk

Come out for a scary good time on Thursday October 7! Downtown businesses will be open late and hosting snacks and sips between 6:00 – 8:00pm.
07 Oct
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Trick or Treat downtown

Downtown Trick or Treat

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and characters of all kinds…come trick or treat in Downtown Ames! 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!
30 Oct
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Shop for a cause

Shop for a Cause

Shop at select downtown businesses that will be partnering with local non-profits to raise awareness and support their causes! Wait there’s more – enjoy free parking on Main Street all day!
12 Nov
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States

Small Business Saturday

Visit Downtown Ames and support your local small businesses. Share joy, shop small, and shop all season long at your local small businesses!
26 Nov
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Snow Magic - Downtown Ames

Snow Magic Kick-Off

Downtown Ames is always festive during the holidays! Join us as we kick-off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and activities and specials throughout Downtown!
01 – 24 Dec
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Dollar Days in Downtown Ames

Dollar Days

Shop small and save BIG! Downtown businesses will have sales and deals going on all weekend.
29 Jan
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
Music Walk - Downtown Ames

Music Walk

Music Walk is a free family-friendly event showcasing downtown businesses on Main Street as well as local musicians. Downtown businesses will feature musicians performing on the sidewalk and within stores. Music Walk is the perfect opportunity to experience the many things Downtown Ames has to offer!
15 Apr
Downtown Ames
304 Main StreetAmesUnited States
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