Downtown Trick or Treat, with a Twist
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls will be stalking downtown Burlington again for Trick or Treat on Friday, October 25 from 4 to 6 PM. We will have a special feature this year - "History on the Move: Iowa History 101," the State Historical Museum of Iowa's traveling exhibit. The mobile museum, free and open for all to tour, will be located at Third and Jefferson.

We are also making a change to the event this year. As Downtown Trick or Treat continues to grow, we want to ensure everyone's safety; for that reason, we will be closing Jefferson to parking and traffic beginning at 3:30 through the end of the event. Trick or Treat is a huge draw and a wonderful goodwill gesture to area children and families. Thanks to all those business owners who welcome them! 
144 Envelopes - Your Support Is Appreciated!
Downtown Partners board members are approaching area individuals and businesses for the annual 144 Envelopes fundraiser. Deery Brothers Toyota is sponsoring our special thank you reception for all donors and their guests in a fourth floor condo at the Schramm Building on the evening of October 8 with food, beverages, live music, and a silent auction. We hope you'll show your support for DPI's many activities by contributing at a level that is meaningful to you. If you have questions or would like to contribute, contact Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056 or email. Together we are making great strides!
Witches Night Out
Get ready for a ladies' shopping night out on Thursday, October 24 from 5 to 8 PM! Grab your Ghoul Friends and fly in to The Beancounter to pick up your witch hats, then decorate them as you go from store to store to complete your look. For more information, contact Rachel Lindeen at 319-208-0046 or email
Pumpkin Spice & Holiday Nice
Imagine a mashup of the Jefferson St. Farmers Market and A Very Vintage Market with a fall/holiday theme - that's Pumpkin Spice & Holiday Nice! This new event will take place in the 200-500 blocks of Jefferson on Saturday, November 2 from 9 AM to 2 PM. We've invited all the current vendors, and the response has been great. Get this one on your calendar!
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Lighted Holiday Parade
Downtown Partners' Lighted Holiday Parade will take place on Jefferson Street on Saturday, November 30 at 5 PM. Although it seems like a long way off, it's not too early to start planning your entry! This year's theme will be "Jingle on Jefferson." Download the parade entry form at here.
The Latest News...    
  • With another Jefferson St. Farmers Market season in the books, we have to thank our great vendors, steering committee members Susan Gerst, Wilma Hemphill, and Doreen Roy, volunteers Jordan Roy, Bob Roy, and Jerry Johnson, the musicians, horse master Paul Bishop, market manager Rachel Lindeen, and all the wonderful customers who joined us on Thursday evenings. Special thanks go to Two Rivers Bank & Trust for their valued support. We're already looking forward to 2020!
  • The city council is considering several more changes to parking in downtown that have the potential to make better use of the public lots while also freeing up on-street parking for customers - definitely a step forward. Come to the next Kegs & Conversation, 5:15 on October 30 at Bent River, to learn more. It's open to all downtown business and property owners, employees, and residents - you'll be able to share your news as well.  
  • The Downtown Burlington, Iowa Facebook page has passed 10,000 Likes - hope you are among them!
  • Downtown Partners is planning repairs for the falling brick at the building we own at 300 Washington (the former Typewriter Shop). Thanks for your continued patience. It is taking longer than we'd hoped, but our goal remains to save the building and sell it for redevelopment.
  • Y & J Properties has work is underway on 38 apartments and first floor commercial space on their building at 425 Valley. This standout building in the Manufacturing & Wholesale Historic District will be even more awesome! Construction will probably take a year or so.
  • Great to see all the fa├žade work happening along Jefferson!
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A Division of the Greater Burlington Partnership
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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


OCTOBER   

8 - 144 Envelopes reception
6:30 PM

9 - White Zombie
Capitol Theater
7 PM

10 Chess Night
Burlington Public Library
6 PM

11 - Aladdin
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

Jefferson St. Cruise Night

Family Night Unplugge
Burlington Public Library
5:30 PM

Porch Fire
The Washington
8:30 PM

12 - Halloween Kids Craft
Des Moines County Heritage Center
10 AM

Neverly Brothers
Capitol Theater
7:30 PM

15 - Civic Music presents Le Cirque Esprit
Memorial Auditorium
7:30 PM

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

17 - College & Career Night
Burlington Public Library
6 PM

Lauren Anderson
The Washington
8 PM

18 - Haunted Jefferson
5 PM

Jefferson Connection
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Jared & Nathan
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
6:30 PM

Mike Zito & His Big Blues Band
The Washington
8 PM

Collapse
Capitol Theater
8 PM

19 - Pumpkinpalooza
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

City Day
Burlington Depot
1 PM

Recipe and Treat Swap
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

Stars in Toledo /  The Rumours
The Washington
7 PM

SEISO concert
Capitol Theater
7:30 PM

Carrie Prom Party
Capitol Theater & Bent River Brewing Co.
7 PM

23 - Carnival of Souls
Capitol Theater
7 PM

24 - Murray Travelogue Series
Capitol Theater
1:30 & 7:30 PM

Witches Night Out
5 PM

Wake N Bake Band
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
6 PM

25 - Downtown Trick or Treat
4 - 6 PM

Halloween
Capitol Theater
7 & 9 PM

Ghost of Judas
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
8 PM

Not an Exit
Bent River Brewing Co.
8 PM

26 - The Wheatfield Jamboree: Classic Country
Capitol Theater
7:30 PM

27 - Bel Canto
First United Methodist Church, 2 PM

30 - Downtown Kegs & Conversation
Bent River Brewing Co.
5:15 PM

Night of the Living Dead
Capitol Theater
7 PM

31 - Safe Trick or Treat
Memorial Auditorium
6 PM

Zeta June
The Washington
8 PM


NOVEMBER

1 "Voices from Ellis Island," Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Tim Smith
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

2 - Pumpkin Spice & Holiday Nice Market
Jefferson St.
9 AM - 2 PM

Fall Back Beer Festival with Eric Pettit Lion
Bent River Brewing Co.
2 PM

Geektastic
Burlington Public Library
10 AM




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
Burlington Bent River

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 Brakeville,
Klingner and Associates