Summer Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Ames


Jul 25 - 28, 2024

Summer Sidewalk Sales

Take a stroll in Downtown Ames during Sidewalk Sales and find dozens of sales and promotions that our local businesses are offering! To see a map of the businesses who are participating, click here!

We are so excited that Shopopoly will be back again this year! When you participate in this “no purchase necessary” game during Sidewalk Sales you will enter to win $50-$150 in Community Cash!

Shopopoly boards can be picked up at any participating business in Downtown Ames and at Northwest Bank (100 S 16th St.). Scroll below the participating businesses to learn how to play Shopopoly!


Participating Businesses


Oak Lane Candle Co. | 121 Main St. | 25% off candles + other home fragrance items!


Marmalade Moon | 207 Main St. | 30% Discount on SWIG CUPS AND SCOUT ITEMS

Emerhoff’s Footwear215 Main St. | We will be having our Summer Clearance Sale 

Homegrown | 218 Main St. | We’re making room for new fall merch. Find fun Iowa gifts and apparel on our clearance racks marked down up to 40% off!

The Knittery Nook & Fibre Co. | 219 Main St. | Sales on select project bags & select cotton yarns, clearance items up to 50% off!

Ames Silversmithing | 220 Main St. | We will have a table with lots of beautiful items at 50% off

Worldly Goods | 223 Main St. | 10% off on any purchase of $50 or more

Moorman Clothiers | 226 Main St. | Buy One Get One Free!

Duck Worth Wearing | 232 Main St. | $1.00 items and many tag sales

The Loft Resale | 233 Main St. | Items for $2.50 and many tag sales


Life Distilled | 301 Main St. | Find plants, crystals, natural health and beauty and gifts on our clearance table marked down up to 40% off!

Z.W. Mercantile | 301 Main St. | Stock up on your everyday Bulk Refills with15% off bulk

Nook & Nest | 301 Main St. | In-Store Specials

Lindsey Loo’s | 312 Main St. | Sale tables of discounted items

Cooks’ Emporium | 313 Main St. | In-store Specials

PhotoSynthesis | 317 Main St. | 25% off all ready to buy items including exclusive ISU and Ames art!

Ames British Foods | 328 Main St. | Select items 10-20% off

Everts Flowers Home & Gifts | 329 Main St. | 20% off throughout the store (minus fresh flowers and live plants)


Prairie Rose Needleworks | 500 Main St. Ste 103 | 10% off all embroidery & cross stitch kits; double points for loyalty members


American Country Home Store | 210 5th St. | 20%-50% Off Storewide

Fitness Sports | 410 5th St. | Buy 3 Get 1 Free on Socks, Various shoe sales, Discounted Clothing

Miss Meyer’s Clothing Consignment | 432 5th St. | 25%, 50% and 75% off certain tag colors, and marked jewelry/accessories $2.00 and up


The Octagon Shop | 413 Douglas Ave. | Selected items 10% to 50% off

Ames Public Library | 515 Douglas Ave. | Support your local library and shop for gently-used books and more for all ages from Literary Grounds Bookstore during Summer Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Ames July 25-28!

Great Harvest Bakery and Café | 502 Burnett Ave. | Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies for $3. ALSO Bring in two cans of soup to donate to Food at First and we’ll give you a free cookie. Free balloons and kids craft activities all weekend long. Free gift basket give away!


Cooks’ Emporium/Nook & Nest Warehouse | 116 North Sherman Ave. | Open Thursday and Friday, 9:30am – 2pm


Shopopoly: Downtown Ames Edition

How to Play

1) Bring this board with you as you shop Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Ames from July 25 – July 28.

2) Stop in the participating businesses on the board and receive an employee signature for their respective spots. No purchase necessary!

3) All boards with 5+ signatures will be entered to win one of three prizes! Leave your completed board with a participating business to be entered for a chance to win one of the following:

  • 5 – 9 signatures: $50 in Community Cash
  • 10 – 14 signatures: $75 in Community Cash
  • 15+ signatures: $150 in Community Cash


4) Completed game boards must be turned into the Ames Regional Economic Alliance office or a participating business by Monday, July 29. The winner will be announced on the Downtown Ames Facebook page on Tuesday, July 30.


Thank you to our Sponsor!


*Downtown Ames often takes photographs & video during our events for use on social media or our website. By attending, you agree that Downtown Ames may use any image of you that might appear in photographs or video taken at a Downtown Ames event.*