Flood Update
The water is slowly going down, but there is no telling when it will recede enough for cleanup and repairs to commence. With all the activities scheduled for the riverfront in the coming months, plans might have to be altered; follow the Downtown Burlington Iowa, Greater Burlington Partnership, Visit Burlington Iowa, and Burlington RAGBRAI pages on Facebook for news and updates.

For those with buildings and businesses affected by the flood and recent storms, be sure to report damage on the survey by clicking here

Remember as we deal with the aftermath of the flood that the permanent floodwall did not fail, and it is not complete. Additional permanent floodwall construction is slated for 2020. Also, remember that these flood remediation improvements depend on local sales tax income. Amazon does not care if our riverfront and downtown are protected, and neither do out of town malls or big box stores. Spending your dollars in Burlington DOES make a difference.
DPI Hosts Visual Merchandising Workshop & Assistance
Downtown Partners is one of a few Main Street Iowa programs chosen to obtain technical assistance this year in visual merchandising - creating eye-catching displays and improving store layout. Happily, the professional who will be visiting is Burlington's own Anna Buhmeyer Woodward, who has done outstanding work for major retailers and in other Main Street communities. Her last technical assistance visit here was in 2015.

On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 PM, Anna will present an overview of the theory and techniques of visual merchandising in Capitol Theater Annex. All downtown merchants are strongly encouraged to attend this free presentation, which will be both fun and informative. Anna will also be doing hands-on work with five downtown businesses during her visit. Visual cues and layout say a lot about a merchant's inventory, price point, and vibe. It will be interesting to see the results of her visit!
Outdoor Movies Return to Downtown
Grab a lawn chair and head down to the 5 & V - downtown Burlington's outdoor theater! Four great movies will be shown on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets this summer. There's no admission for the events, though donations are accepted. The movies will start at dusk, but be sure to come down early for games and activities - and to pick out a choice spot. There will be snack and drinks available, too.

Saturday, June 8         Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Sponsored by Elks Lodge #84
 
Saturday, June 15       Smallfoot
Sponsored by Iowa Workforce Development
 
Friday, June 28           Turbo
Sponsored by 34 Raceway
 
Check the Downtown Burlington, Iowa page on Facebook for updates in case of inclement weather. Downtown Partners thanks Drake Hardware and Software and Elks Lodge #84 for making the 5 & V Downtown Cinema possible.
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  • Our heartfelt thanks go out to the City's public works crew for working so hard to protect our downtown from floodwaters. It has been a difficult spring, and their efforts are much appreciated.
  • On June 27, the Jefferson St. Farmers Market Goes Green! The market will feature electric car rides, demonstration bikes, earth-healthy info booths, and more. Bring down your reusable bags and join us! The Jefferson St. Farmers Market is supported by Two Rivers Bank & Trust.
  • Thanks to Zaiser's Florist & Greenhouse and all the volunteers who turned out to plant the downtown flowers. They really accent the beauty of our already beautiful downtown. The downtown flowers and maintenance are partly funded by the John H. Witte, Jr. Foundation and Keep Burlington Beautiful.  
  • Thanks also go out to the volunteers who put on an exceptional Snake Alley Criterium, and to the sponsors who made it possible. Due to scheduled road construction, the Friday road races will not take place next year, but the Criterium task force is already working on plans for a new evening event in 2020.
  • Congratulations to the newlyweds! DPI Board and Design committee member Stephanie Waples and former DPI intern (and continuing volunteer) Conner Brakeville were married this past weekend - in downtown, of course. Best wishes on many happy years ahead!
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"The mission of Downtown Partners is to preserve and revitalize downtown Burlington by enhancing its economy, infrastructure, and historical and cultural features."
 
A Main Street Iowa Program

A Division of the Greater Burlington Partnership
RiverPark Place
610 N 4th Street, Suite 200
Burlington, IA  52601

Steve Frevert, Director of Downtown Partners, Inc.
sfrevert@greaterburlington.com  -  319-208-0056

Upcoming
Downtown Events
Note - events along the riverfront are subject  to change.

JUNE   

6 - Jefferson St.
Farmers Market
4:30 PM

Aaron & Jade Lotzow
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
5 PM

7 - Universal Human Rights
First Friday
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Lego Movie 2
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

David Zahn gallery reception
Art Center
3 PM

D'Allen Rice
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Jive Radio
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
7 PM

Ana Popovic
The Washington
8 PM

8 - Cynapalooza

Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
5 & V, dusk

11 - Magician Rick Eugene
Burlington Public Library
2 PM     

13 - Jefferson St.
Farmers Market
4:30 PM

14 - Friday Fest
Memorial Auditorium 
5 PM

Bluzillion
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
6 PM

Not an Exit
Burlington Bent River
Brewing Co., 8 PM

15 - Destination Tribal Bellydance
Capitol Theater
7 PM

SmallFoo t
5 & V, dusk

Hong Kong Sleepover
The Washington
8 PM

16 - Snake Alley Art Fair
9 AM

18 - Outer Space
Buddies Show
Burlington Public Library
3 PM

19 - Lunchtime Chamber
Music Series 
First United Methodist Church
12:15 PM

20 - 23   Snake Alley
Festival of Film
Capitol Theater

20 - Jefferson St.
Farmers Market
4:30 PM

21 - Bees Storytime
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Cruise night

Granger Smith, Mitchell Tenpenny, Hardy, 
Burlington Memorial Auditorium
5 PM

Fortnite tournament
Burlington Public Library
5 PM

Fretworks
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Wayland, Black Oxygen, 
The Unincorporated
The Washington
8 PM

22 - 38 Special
Burlington Memorial Auditorium
5 PM

Alyssa Allgood with
Joe Policastro
The Washington
8 PM


24 - Adult Lego Play
Burlington Public Library
11:30 AM

25 - George and the Dragon puppet show
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

26 - Sarah Burton
The Washington
8 PM

27 - Jefferson St.
Farmers Market
4:30 PM

28 - Turbo
5 & V, dusk




Downtown Partners, Inc. 
Board of Directors 2019


  Laura Beckman - Chair
Alliant Energy 

Janine Clover - Past Chair
Small Business Development Center

Becky Anderson - Chair Elect
  Legacy Partners

Ryan Nagrocki - Treasurer
Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Julie Anderson 
Hope Haven Area Development Center

Megan Bell
PZAZZ

Jessica Dean
Great Western Bank

Jim Ferneau
Burlington City Manager 

Tyler French
The Washington

Hillaurie Fritz-Bonar 
Art Center of Burlington

Zach James
Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission

Jerry Johnson
Capitol Theater

Julie Lehman

Lynda Murray
Burlington City Council 

Doreen Roy
Gypsi on Jefferson &
Red Screen Door

Stephanie Waples,
Klingner and Associates