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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.

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Jul 2
Ames Municipal Band Concert

Come out to the Durham Bandshell and celebrate the 4th while enjoying some live music by the Ames Municipal Band!

Jul 2
Ames Choral Society Independence Day Concert

Join the Ames Choral Society for their annual Independence Day Concert before the Ames Municipal Band Concert at Bandshell Park.

Jul 3
Watch Fireworks at Reiman Gardens

Get a "front row seat" of the Independence Day Fireworks at Reiman Gardens Friday night!

Jul 3
Independence Day Fireworks

Come out and watch the 2015 Fireworks display!

Jul 4
Mayor's Fourth of July Community Pancake Breakfast

Join members of the Ames City Council at this year's Fourth of July Community Pancake celebration!

Jul 4
Bookmobile In 4th Of July Parade

Dress up as your favorite superhero and walk with the Ames Public Library Bookmobile and Smyles in the parade!

Jul 4
Friendship Arks Annual 5! on the 4th!

Start off the 4th with the Annual 5! on the 4th at Ada Hayden Park!

Jul 4
4th Of July Parade

Start the day off celebrating at the 4th of July Parade in the Main Street Cultural District!

Jul 4
Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

Join University Museums for 4th of July fun after the downtown Ames parade!

Events for the Week of Jul 2 Thu - Jul 8 Wed
Jul 2 Thu Plant Pals

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens.

Jul 2 Thu Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip

IPTV's Dan Wardell will bring his Superhero Reading Road Trip to Ames!

Jul 2 Thu Ada Hayden Interpretive Program

Stop by Ada Hayden for an interpretive program about beautiful butterflies.

Jul 3 Fri Live Music At Hotel Pattee

Come out to the beautiful Hotel Pattee and enjoy some live music by Jan & Jay Pattee!

Jul 3 Fri Live Music At Snus Hill

Start your weekend off with live music at Snus Hill Winery!

Jul 3 Fri Bookends At The Bandshell

Ames Public Library and Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate summer weekends with free "Bookends at the Bandshell" concerts!

Jul 4 Sat Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Drop by Reiman Gardens for fun, informal activities during the summer that relate to themed garden areas.

Jul 5 Sun Live Music At Snus Hill

End your perfect weekend with live music at Snus Hill Winery!

Jul 6 Mon Great Plants For Iowa Series

Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa at Reiman Gardens.

Jul 6 Mon Puppets And Stories In The Park

Come out to Bandshell Park for Puppets and Stories in the park!

Jul 7 Tue Kid's Story Time

Kid's Story Time at Reiman Gardens features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity.

Jul 7 Tue Heroes In Our Community

This week, join the Ames Public Library for Kevin Coble and the H.E.R.O.s Jester Puppets.

Jul 7 Tue Escape To The Big Screen

Escape to the Big Screen with a free movie every Tuesday in July at the Ames Public Library!

Jul 8 Wed Teen Comic Book & Superhero Couture

Show off your inner superhero at the Ames Public Library!

Jul 8 Wed North Grand Farmers' Market

The North Grand Farmers' Market proudly offers the finest local goods from the heart of central Iowa.

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