Sip, Taste & Stroll: An Evening of Wine, Beer, and Food Samples

It's always a great time! The Fall Sip, Taste & Stroll takes place on Friday, September 29 from 5 to 8 PM. Join your friends and sample some new tastes while browsing the great shops in downtown Burlington. Advance tickets are $15 per person at the Iowa Store and Weird Harold's available through September 27, or online at Tickets are $20 the day of the event and will be available at the registration sites - The Iowa Store or 518 Jefferson. The ticket gets you a complimentary glass and location map. Thanks to Tri States Public Radio and Olive Wine for sponsoring this favorite event. 
Farmers Market Runs Through September

The Jefferson St. Farmers Market will continue bringing you fresh local produce, baked goods, crafts, and food trucks through the end of the month. The final market of the season on September 28 will have a Harvest Fest theme, with jack o' lanterns, free horse drawn trolley rides, and more. A very special thanks to Two Rivers Bank & Trust for their support of the market. It's been another wonderful year!  
144 Envelopes - Your Support Is Appreciated!

Downtown Partners board members are approaching area individuals and businesses for a unique fundraiser. The idea is  to receive donations corresponding to a dollar amount on an envelope, from $1 to $144. This stands to be a significant fundraiser in which no one person or entity is asked to contribute a major amount. Plans are underway for a special thank you reception for all donors and their guests at the Historic Tama Complex the evening of October 10 with food, beverages, live music, and a silent auction. 

Downtown Partners works hard to present special events, encourage building and business improvement, and beautify the city center. We hope you will show your support for our 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 Together we are making great strides! 
Greater Burlington Restaurant Week

Titan Broadcasting is partnering with the Greater Burlington Partnership to host the first annual Greater Burlington Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer $8 lunch specials and $15 dinner specials from September 18 to 24. An online contest will be survey diners on their experience in six different categories. Diners will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate for each participating restaurant. Participating downtown restaurants include Burlington Bent River Brewing Co., Big Muddy's, Digger's Rest, The Drake, Martini's, Olive Wine, Tastefully Yours, and Uptown Ivy. For more information, visit or contact Amy Burkhart at 319-752-2701.

Start Planning Now - Lighted Holiday Parade

Downtown Partners' Lighted Holiday Parade will take place on Jefferson Street on Saturday, November 25 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 "North Pole Fantasy." Download the parade entry form at

The Latest News...      
  • The long-awaited Fireball Run roars into downtown Burlington on September 26 and 27, brining visitors, film crews, and some very special surprises! For updates on the action, go to Visit Burlington Iowa on Facebook.
  • New signage has been ordered for the downtown parking lots, to be installed later this year. It will greatly increase the visibility, and hopefully the use, of off street public parking.
  • The next Downtown Coffee & Conversation will be Wednesday, October 4 at 8 AM at the Gallery Lounge, 301, Jefferson. All downtown business and property owners, employees, and residents are welcome.
  • The Greater Burlington Partnership is undertaking the annual Total Resource Campaign, making advertising and sponsorship opportunities available to local businesses. This income is crucial to Downtown Partners, comprising over 30 percent of our annual budget. We welcome your support of our efforts.  
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Steve Frevert, Director of Downtown Partners, Inc.  -  319-208-0056