Farmers Market Vendors Sought
Although it's definitely still winter, Downtown Partners is already looking forward for the 2019 season of the Jefferson St. Farmers Market! The market will take place in the 300-500 blocks of Jefferson on Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 PM beginning May 2.
 
The Jefferson St. Farmers Market steering committee is offering a discount to returning seasonal vendors who sign up in advance, as well as for new seasonal vendors - only $105 a space for the entire 21-week season. If you are interested in being part of the region's most successful farmers market, download the application and guidelines at GreaterBurlington.com , or call Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056.
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...      
  • Thanks to the participating businesses and to event sponsor Kodiak Cakes for presenting the Chocoholic Frolic last month. It was great to see people out and about downtown on one of those rare Saturdays that we've had decent weather!
  • The exact route and logistics for RAGBRAI are still being nailed down. We should have more specifics this month. You'll be able to find all the updates and volunteer to help with this huge event at BurlingtonRagbrai.com.
  • Do you receive the Greater Burlington Partnership's weekly Friday Facts email update? Members of the public can now sign up for this weekly email update - just fill in the contact info at GreaterBurlington.com
  • Be watching for some pretty cool new businesses coming to downtown in the coming months!
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Burlington, IA  52601

Steve Frevert, Director of Downtown Partners, Inc.
sfrevert@greaterburlington.com  -  319-208-0056

Upcoming
Downtown Events

MARCH     

4 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
Burlington Public Library
2:30 PM

6 - Lords of Chaos
Capitol Theater
7 PM

7 - SnowBull
Memorial Auditorium

Lords of Chaos
Capitol Theater
7 PM

8 - SnowBull
Memorial Auditorium

Family Night Unplugged: 
Fort Night 
Burlington Public Library
5:30 PM

Lords of Chaos
Capitol Theater
7 and 9:30 PM

Bassell & the Supernaturals
The Washington
8 PM

9 - SnowBull
Memorial Auditorium

Patrick McCabe book signing
Burlington by the Book
11 AM

Star Wars trivia night
The Som 
6 PM

'60s music night
Capitol Theater
7 PM

Jefferson Connection
The Beancounter
7:30 PM

Fresh Fighters, Old Man's Curse
The Washington
8 PM

14 - Murray Travelogue Series: Egypt to Gibraltar
Capitol Theater
1:30 & 7:30 PM

15 - Tony Alexander
Gallery Lounge
6 PM

Soul Sherpa
The Washington
8 PM

Date Night Done Right
Des Moines County Heritage Center
5:30 PM

16 - Lego Club
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra
Capitol Theater
7:30 PM

The Host Country
The Washington
8 PM

17 - Eric Pettit Lion
The Som
2 PM

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

Dallas String Quartet
Memorial Auditorium
7:30 PM

22 - Nivrana
The Washington 
8:30 PM

23 - Black Hawk Rock presentation
Burlington Public Library
10 AM 

29 - Genealogy Workshop
Burlington Public Library     

Celebrity Style Battle of the Brushes
Art Center
6 PM

X-Ray Mary, Living Lucid
The Washington
8 PM

Shovelin' Stone
The Som
9 PM

30 - Genealogy Workshop
Burlington Public Library

Jerrod Niemann
Memorial Auditorium
7 PM



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