Jefferson St. Farmers Market
Begins Season
The region's favorite market is back on the 300-500 blocks of Jefferson every Thursday! It's a great opportunity to get fresh produce and baked goods, pick up flowers and crafts, sample some delicious food, and hear free family entertainment in the heart of a great downtown. The market hours are 4:30 to 7 PM.

The Jefferson St. Farmers Market is organized by Downtown Partners and made possible by Two Rivers Bank & Trust.
Snake Alley Criterium
Downtown Partners and Bike Burlington invite you to kick off the summer with the 37th Annual Snake Alley Criterium on Memorial Day weekend. The excitement begins on Friday afternoon, May 24, with the Burlington Road Race, 104 miles from the Port of Burlington to Grandview and back, ending on Main St. for the sprint to the finish line. Afterwards, join in the fun with live music and refreshments during Friday Fest at the Port.

Criterium Day, Saturday, May 25, begins with delicious food at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Port. The Criterium races begin at 8:30 AM downtown, with the final Category 1/2/Pro race at 3:40 PM. Hundreds of athletes from around the country will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. The popular kids' races and the Cobble Climb take place at noon. Spend your day cheering on the racers as they make their way up the grueling 12.5 percent grade of Snake Alley, with spectators literally in the middle of the action. Be sure to visit our downtown shops and restaurants and check out the food vendors, too.

Many thanks to Great River Health System and the Greater Burlington Sports Commission for making the Snake Alley Criterium possible.
The Latest News...      
  • Thanks to all the businesses who welcomed visitors downtown for the Spring Open House and Sip, Taste & Stroll. We are fortunate to have a great core of locally owned independent businesses.
  • It's time again to beautify the downtown! Interested people of all ages are invited to help Downtown Partners plant flowers on Saturday, May 18 at 9 AM. We'll be meeting in the rear of Nancy Neafie Park. This is a quick volunteer activity - no skills needed, just bring a hand trowel. For more information, contact Vicki Koeller at Zaiser's, 319-752-6871.
  • Be looking for Good things happening (pun intended) with the new restaurant going into the historic stone house at 423 N. Third!
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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
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610 N 4th Street, Suite 200
Burlington, IA  52601

Steve Frevert, Director of Downtown Partners, Inc.  -  319-208-0056

Downtown Events


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

10 - Francis Verba with
Cecile Houel
The Washington
6 PM

11 - Pokemon GO
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Hed P.E.
The Washington
7 PM

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

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

17 - Cruise night

Tarot Card readings party
The Beancounter
6 PM
18 - Downtown flower planting
9 AM

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Burlington Public Library
9 AM

Great River Bridge Race
10 AM

Lego Club
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

John Peragine author visit
Burlington by the Book
11 AM

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

24 - Burlington Road Races

25 - Snake Alley Criterium

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

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


1 - That's Yesterday's News
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

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