A Very Vintage Market Returns
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 21! The third annual Very Vintage Market takes place from 9 AM to 4 PM on the 100 to 500 blocks of Jefferson, the 200 blocks of N. Third and N. Fourth, and the 300 block of Valley. This event, presented by Titan Broadcasting and supported by Pinned It Creations, brings thousands of visitors to our great downtown in search of retro, reused, repurposed, and upcycled treasures. We can't wait!
Outdoor Movies Continue Downtown
Two more great movies will be shown on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets this summer:

Friday, July 6              Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sponsored by CNH Industrial

Friday, July 27            Toy Story 3
Sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
 
The movies start at dusk, but there are games and activities beforehand. Check the Downtown Burlington, Iowa page on Facebook for updates in case of inclement weather. Thanks to Drake Hardware and Software and Elks Lodge #84 for making the 5 & V Downtown Cinema possible.
Gus Macker Hits the Riverfront
The famous Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be taking place on our very own riverfront on August 4 and 5. This festive, family-friendly event is the only one of its kind in Iowa. For more information or to register a team, click here
The Latest News...      
  • The Jefferson St. Farmers Market is hitting the height of the season, so be sure to stop down and see what local tastes like! Many thanks to Two Rivers Bank & Trust, whose valued support makes the market possible.
  • We're grateful to have hosted consultant Margie Johnson of ShopTalk last month. The downtown business owners who met with her have expressed thanks for her insight and direction. And Margie repeatedly mentioned how impressed she was by downtown Burlington's progress since her last visit 13 years ago!
  • For a while now, the City and a stakeholder group have been working with consultants on an area wide plan for downtown, and things are really coming together. The public is invited to a review session at the Burlington Public Library on July 24 at 5:30. There are some very tantalizing ideas that we want to share.  
  • The next Downtown Coffee & Conversation is July 25 at 8 AM at the Uptown Ivy. It's a great opportunity for our business owners and employees to connect with each other and strengthen downtown community.  
  • Doesn't the old tire shop at 713 Jefferson look awesome with its new rehab? Welcome to Wake N Bake Breakfast Co. and the Jefferson St. Express Laundry!
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