515 Days – Family Night

Downtown Ames will have a range of family friendly activities to enjoy! Participating restaurants will have family friendly specials. 


Family Night Activities!

Oak Lane Candle
Co. | 121 Main Street | Kids are welcome at the Pour Bar!

Dog-Eared Books | 203 Main Street | We will be giving away paw print suckers and coloring sheets while supplies last.

Marmalade Moon | 207 Main Street | Free toppings on all ice cream cups.

Homegrown | 218 Main Street | Kids are invited in to add their hand print to our instore “We are Iowa” flower mural.

Moorman Clothiers | 226 Main Street | Open until 7:00pm

Chocolaterie Stam | 230 Main Street | Special – bag of 15 solid chocolate medallions for $5.15

Worldly Goods | 233 Main Street | We are partnering with Octagon Art Center and hosting a dance workshop in their dance space on Injury Prevention for Dancers. An international artist, Rukmini Vijayakumar will be the instructor this workshop.

Duck Worth Wearing | 232 Main Street | Face painter at Duck Worth Wearing.


Nook & Nest | 301 Main StreetCreate your own postcard (TBD)

Z.W. Mercantile | 301 Main Street | TBD

Life Distilled | 301 Main Street | Activity on the sidewalk patio in front of the store. (TBD)

Cooks’ Emporium | 313 Main StreetFree snack while you shop and Olivelle tasting table. (TBD)


Octagon Center for the Arts | 427 Douglas | We will be inviting the community to Paint The Patio on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 during Downtown After Sundown and Family Night.

Ames Public Library | 515 Douglas | Stop by Ames Public Library for Baby Time at 6pm and a special Family Storytime at 6:30pm.

First United Methodist Church | 516 Kellogg | Only on Family Night we will have giant yard games to play, sidewalk chalk for making art work, and refreshments


515 Week is presented by:


Family Night Sponsor:


May 16 2024


5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Tom Evans Park
340 Main Street