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Allyson Walter
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Event Calendar

When you're here, everything is possible. Check out our extensive calendar of events to find what is going to happen next.

Events for the Week of May 28 Sat - Jun 3 Fri
May 28 Sat Ames Main Street Farmers' Market

Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants along with live local entertainment and free children’s activities!

May 28 Sat North Grand Farmers' Market

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and herbs plus baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more.

May 28 Sat Odyssey of The Mind World Finals

A week of creative problem-solving with teams from all over the world!

May 28 Sat Tracing Their Footsteps

Take a walk downtown and explore Ames’ past through its architectural history.

May 28 Sat Live Music at Hotel Pattee

Take in the talents of Iowa musicians at the beautiful Hotel Pattee!

May 29 Sun Live Music at Snus Hill

Enjoy live music from Randy Burk & The Prisoners on your Sunday afternoon!

May 30 Mon Photo Recipes

A photography class featuring a collection of "how to" recipes including how to shoot fireworks, foggy days, vacations, indoor and outdoor sports, and more.

May 30 Mon Memorial Day Parade

Celebrate Memorial Day with a parade through downtown Ames, followed by a program at the Cemetery.

May 31 Tue Beginner Photography

A four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks.

Jun 1 Wed Landscape Photography

Interested in landscape photography? This class is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers!

Jun 1 Wed Family Yoga in the Gardens

Family yoga classes are light-hearted with some music, color, and stories as well as traditional poses.

Jun 1 Wed North Grand Farmers' Market

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and herbs plus baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more.

Jun 2 Thu Youth Program: Plant Pals

Learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers!

Jun 2 Thu Garden Drawing and Color

Explore the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration.

Jun 2 Thu Ames Municipal Band Concert

Jun 3 Fri Live Music at Hotel Pattee

Kick off your weekend and take in the talents of Iowa musicians!

Jun 3 Fri Ames on the Halfshell

Enjoy a concert in Bandshell Park, along with a beer garden and food vendors!

Jun 3 Fri Reiman Gardens After Hours

Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens' After Hours!

Jun 3 Fri Story City Scandinavian Days

Kick off summer with the Story City Scandinavian Days!

Jun 3 Fri ArtWalk

Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors and much more downtown!

Jun 3 Fri Live Music at Snus Hill

Kick your weekend off with some live music from Rivieras!

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