Events

For more information regarding an event or to submit an event, contact:

Allyson Walter
Member and Visitor Services Manager
Email
515.956.4567

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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 Aug 27 Sat - Sep 2 Fri
Aug 27 Sat Lincoln Highway Days

Celebrate the 32nd year of this multi-day event including inflatables, a parade, live entertainment, food, craft vendors and fun for all!

Aug 27 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!

Aug 27 Sat North Grand Farmers' Market

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

Aug 27 Sat Live Music at Hotel Pattee

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

Aug 27 Sat Nature Connects® Artist's Challenge

Showcasing the work of local artists using LEGO® bricks, displaying pieces of their own design to interpret the theme, “The House that Nature Built.”

Aug 27 Sat Discovery Station: Balancing Act

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

Aug 27 Sat Beginner Photo Basics Workshop

An intensive two-day workshop covering the basics of photography.

Aug 27 Sat The Talent Factory: Country Legend Billy Dean

Hear legend Billy dean perform an acoustic solo concert as part of Lincoln Highway Days!

Aug 27 Sat WildTots: Investigate Exciting Insects

Explore exciting insects with Story County Conservation Naturalist Jess Lancial!

Aug 27 Sat Clay Play!

Get wet and muddy while hunting for banks of natural clay!

Aug 27 Sat CRAFTerday

Come craft at the library!

Aug 27 Sat Meet & Greet with Animal Protection & Education

A great adoption event at a great location! Today is Cat-Ur-Day, a cat/kitten adoption event!

Aug 27 Sat Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Battle of the Books

The two top-scoring teams from each Battle of the Books compete in the Ultimate Tri-Wizard Trivia Tournament!

Aug 27 Sat Cyclone Cinema: Captain America: Civil War

A free movie on campus! Showing this week: Captain America: Civil War.

Aug 27 Sat Ames Historical Society Benefit Dinner

Ames Historical Society invites you to share in an evening of celebrating Ames history with entertaining school day activities, presentation of the Farwell T. Brown Award, debut of a film about The Ro

Aug 27 Sat Unity Church of Ames Garage Sale

Good deals that support a god cause!

Aug 27 Sat Community Barn Dance

Circles, contras, squares, and more!

Aug 27 Sat Pedal for the House

Join Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa live from the High Trestle Trail for the 5th Annual Pedal for the House Bike Ride!

Aug 27 Sat Scream Out Loud w/ The Offer and Kickstart the Sun

Scream Out Loud has been writing and performing music to move the soul since 2009. Living on the edge of the country in the midst of beach paradise, the rock / post-hardcore band has cultivated and pe

Aug 28 Sun ISU Volleyball vs. Creighton

Cheer on Iowa State as they take on Creighton in the Iowa State Challenge!

Aug 28 Sun Cyclone Cinema: Captain America: Civil War

A free movie on campus! Showing this week: Captain America: Civil War.

Aug 28 Sun Fanfare Conert

Enjoy a concert featuring the faculty from the ISU Department of Music!

Aug 28 Sun Central Iowa Bridal Show

The Central Iowa Bridal Show will have free giveaways, cocktail hour, a fashion show to follow and the vendors you need to make your wedding perfect!

Aug 28 Sun Reuse, Re-purpose Recycle Market

Experience a street market like atmosphere where anyone can buy, sell or trade items they no longer use or need!

Aug 28 Sun Beginner Photo Basics Workshop

An intensive two-day workshop covering the basics of photography.

Aug 28 Sun Nature Connects® Artist's Challenge

Showcasing the work of local artists using LEGO® bricks, displaying pieces of their own design to interpret the theme, “The House that Nature Built.”

Aug 28 Sun Live Music at Snus Hill

Enjoy live music from Boomerang on your Sunday afternoon!

Aug 28 Sun Live At The Crib

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the winery with live music, wood-fire pizzas, sangria, wine and beer.

Aug 29 Mon Great Plants for Iowa Series

Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa!

Aug 29 Mon Fall Color Photography

Come learn how to capture stunning fall images!

Aug 29 Mon Fused Glass Pendant Walk-In Craft

Design a one-of-a-kind pendant while learning the basics of glass fusing.

Aug 30 Tue Intermediate Photography: Taking Control of Camera

Take your photography to the next level and improve your familiarity with manual control of aperture, shutter, lighting and flash.

Aug 30 Tue Kids Story Time

Kids enjoy books read aloud followed by a related craft!

Aug 30 Tue Workshop: Fall into the Tropics

Join Coe's for a fun night in the tropics and learn how to construct and work with tropical flowers fresh from Hawaii!

Aug 30 Tue Farm Progress Show

Aug 31 Wed Farm Progress Show

Aug 31 Wed North Grand Farmers' Market

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

Aug 31 Wed Light Painting (Photography)

Learn how to “paint” at night with various light sources and capture the images in your camera.

Aug 31 Wed O.A.R.

Catch a show full of energy and passion from O.A.R. on their ROCKVILLE LP Tour.

Sep 1 Thu Farm Progress Show

Sep 1 Thu Cyclone Cinema: Zootopia

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is Zootopia.

Sep 2 Fri Cyclone Cinema: Zootopia

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is Zootopia.

Sep 2 Fri Down and Dirty Swing Dance

Come join Student Union Board on the MU Terrace for a Friday night filled with swing dancing!

Sep 2 Fri Paint Your Own Pottery: Mug Night

Mug Night! We like big cups and we cannot lie. From traditional coffee mugs to ones shaped like owls and elephants, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.

Sep 2 Fri Brunnier Art Museum Happy Hour

Unwind after the first week of the semester and take in the new exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum while enjoying happy hour drinks and conversation.

Sep 2 Fri Live Music at Snus Hill

Kick your Labor Day weekend off with some live music from Fat Tuesday!

Sep 2 Fri Live Music at Hotel Pattee

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

Sep 2 Fri Halloween Decoration Workshop: Ghoulish Gourds

Create your own one-of-a-kind hand-painted ghoulish gourd!

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