Spring Open House
Celebrate the season in downtown Burlington with the Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13. There will be great new merchandise and specials at your favorite shops. You can also enter to win one of five chances at $100 in Downtown Dollars at 
14 participating businesses:
Come see what's new downtown!
Earth Day Clean Up
Participants of all ages are invited to come out for the 19th annual Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers can register at the Port of Burlington beginning at 8 AM to get
t-shirts, water bottles, trash bags and gloves. After going out to pick up litter throughout the community, they return to the Port for a free lunch, music, door prizes, and a group photo. Individuals, families, businesses, church groups, and organizations are all encouraged to lend a hand in caring for
our piece of earth. For more information, call Jessica Gerling
at 319-753-8151.
Spring Sip, Taste & Stroll
After a very long winter, what could be better than strolling with friends and sampling beverages and food downtown? The Spring Sip, Taste & Stroll takes place on Friday, April 26 from 5 to 8 PM. Join your friends and sample offerings from various wineries, distributors, and brewers at downtown businesses.
Discounted advance tickets are $15 at The Iowa Store or Weird Harold's. Tickets are $20 during the event at registration at both The Iowa Store and Weird Harold's. A complimentary glass is included while supplies last. This Downtown Partners fundraiser is open to those 21 or older.
Downtown Open 4 Business Competition
With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Downtown Partners presents the Open 4 Business competition for a for-profit business located in the Main Street district. Each of the state's Main Street organizations can nominate one business. Downtown Partners will hear pitches from up to three local applicants, with the winner chosen for the semifinals in June for a chance at $8000. The five finalists will present their ideas in a statewide contest in August for up to an additional $20,000 in funding.
 
To apply for the Open 4 Business competition, visit GreaterBurlington.com or contact Downtown Partners
at 319-208-0056.
The Latest News...      
  • Call this one "Kegs & Conversation!" We decided to make DPI's next Coffee & Conversation an evening event at the Valley Monster, 217 Valley, on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:15 PM. We'll have updates about RAGBRAI plans, and you can connect with your downtown neighbors. Downtown business owners, building owners, employees, and residents are invited; thanks to Martha Wolf at the Uptown Ivy for sponsoring.
  • After the winter we've had, there is a LOT of sand and debris downtown. We'll be having a Downtown Clean Sweep on Monday, April 22 (Earth Day!) starting at 5 PM. Join us at Third and Jefferson with your stiff bristled brooms, dustpans, and buckets, and we'll fan out and get our downtown looking sharp.
  • Believe it or not, the Jefferson St. Farmers Market will have started before our next Downtown Update goes out! The market will run from 4:30 to 7 PM on Thursday evenings through the end of September, with no market on July 4. Go to GreaterBurlington.com/downtown  for more info, and remember, new vendors get a discount rate of only $105 for the whole 21-week season.
  • Cruise nights return on April 19!
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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

APRIL    

1 - 4 - The Field Guide
to Evil
Capitol Theater
7 PM

5 - Our Neighbors, the Amish
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Cantafios, Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Danielle Nicole Band
The Washington
8 PM

Kyle Yap
The Som
9:30 PM

6 - That's Yesterday's News
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Lego Club
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Mostly True Things
Capitol Theater
7 PM

Glazed and Dazed Drag Show
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
9:30 PM

7 - Dean & Janice Rockwell artist reception
Art Center
1 PM

Bel Canto, First United Methodist Church
2 PM

Besties on Broadway -
the Musical
Capitol Theater
4 PM

9 - Civic Music presents Presidio Brass
Memorial Auditorium
7:30 PM

11 - Gaither Vocal Band
Memorial Auditorium
7 PM

13 - Earth Day Cleanup
Port of Burlington
8 AM

Spring Open House
Downtown Burlington
10 AM - 4 PM

Spirit Breaker  Lightbringer
The Washington
8 PM

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

19 - Jefferson St. Cruise Night

Family Night Unplugged -
Earth Day
Burlington Public Library
5 :30 PM

Fretworks
Gallery Lounge
6 PM  
   
Jeremiah Johnson
The Washington
8 PM

20 - Southeast Iowa Metaphysical Fair
Port of Burlington
10 AM

That's Yesterday's News
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

4/20 Fest
Wake N Bake Breakfast Co.
4:20 PM

Impact Pro Wrestling
Memorial Auditorium
7 PM

Dazed & Confused burlesque show
The Washington
9 PM

22 - Wall-E
Burlington Public Library
2:30 PM

24 - Downtown Coffee & Conversation
Valley Monster Pub
5:15 PM

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

26 - Spring Sip, Taste & Stroll
5 - 8 PM

27 - KT Sullivan
Capitol Theater
7:30 PM

Dickie Prall
The Washington
8 PM

MAY

2 - Jefferson St. Farmers Market
4:30 - 7 PM

3 - John Heasly & Jerry Schroeder
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Nadas
The Washington
8 PM

4 - That's Yesterday's News
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Lego Club
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
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