RAGBRAI in Burlington
How often do we get to welcome 20,000+ people to downtown? The Greater Burlington Partnership staff and many, many volunteers and sponsors are working to make sure everyone has a great experience when the riders arrive here on Friday,
July 26. And of course, this is the first time that we've been an overnight community - so get ready to party! The music stages will be set up on the riverfront, with festivities extending along Jefferson St. For all the details, go to BurlingtonRAGBRAI.com.
This will be the first time that many of the riders visit Burlington. Let's make it positive and memorable! Whether you are a resident or a business owner (especially a downtown business owner), make an extra effort to pull weeds, pick up litter, perk up your flowers, and welcome our visitors with a smile and exceptional service that they will remember - and tell their friends about.
A Very Vintage Market Returns
Mark your calendars! The fourth annual Very Vintage Market takes place from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, July 20. This year, the market will extend down Jefferson from Main to Eighth Sts., with the food court in the 200 block of N. Third. Made possible by by Titan Broadcasting and supported by Pinned It Creations, A Very Vintage Market brings thousands of visitors to our great downtown in search of retro, reused, repurposed, and upcycled treasures. We can't wait!
Gus Macker Hits the Riverfront
The famous Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament returns to the riverfront on August 3 and 4. This festive, family-friendly event is the only one of its kind in Iowa. For more information or to register a team, click here
Outdoor Movies Continue Downtown
Grab a lawn chair and head down to the 5 & V - downtown Burlington's outdoor theater! The movies will be shown on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets. There's no admission for the event, though donations are accepted. The movies start at dusk, but be sure to come down early for games and activities - and to pick out a choice spot. There will be snack and drinks available, too.

Friday, July 12      How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Sponsored by Midwest Eye Clinic 
Saturday, July 13   Smallfoot
Sponsored by Iowa Works
Check the Downtown Burlington, Iowa page on Facebook for updates in case of inclement weather. Downtown Partners thanks Drake Hardware and Software and Elks Lodge #84 for making the 5 & V Downtown Cinema possible.
The Latest News...      
  • The recent flooding continues to impact downtown as the cleanup is underway. We are of course saddened by the passing of Bonnie Baldwin and the loss of the Iowa Store, as well as the damage to Memorial Auditorium. The good news is that the city council and staff are making flood remediation even more of a priority. You can do your part by shopping locally as much as possible, since Burlington sales tax proceeds are one of the funding sources for these projects.
  • Note - there will be no Jefferson St. Farmers Market on
    the 4th of July.
  • The next Downtown Kegs & Conversation will be July 31 at 5:15 PM at The Washington. It's a great opportunity for our business owners and employees to connect with each other and strengthen downtown community.
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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
RiverPark Place
610 N 4th Street, Suite 200
Burlington, IA  52601

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

Downtown Events
Note - events along the riverfront are subject  to change.


2 - Pint-Sized Polka
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

3 - Earth to Echo
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

5 - "The Eastman Story,"
First Fridays
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

6 - Lego Club
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

GFM, Section Hate
The Washington
8 PM

7 - Kim Bromley
gallery reception
Art Center
1 PM

9 - Chad Elliott
Burlington Public Library
3 PM

Captain Underpants
Burlington Public Library
6 PM

10 - Bad Art Night
Burlington Public Library
5:30 PM

11 - Jefferson St. Farmers Market,  4:30 PM

12 - Bees Storytime
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
5 & V, dusk
13 - Caught in the Crypt, Manhattan Blockade,
Eugene Levy 
The Washington 
6:30 PM

5 & V, dusk

16 - Science Center of Iowa
Burlington Public Library
3 PM

Amanda Fish
The Washington
8 PM

17 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

18 - Miranda Lynn book signing
Burlington by the Book
4 PM

Jefferson St. Farmers Market
4:30 PM

19 - Apollo 13
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Hidden Figures
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

Cruise night

20 - A Very Vintage Market
Jefferson St.
9 AM - 4 PM

Lego Club
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

23 - Martika
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

25 - Jefferson St. Farmers Market, 4:30 PM

26 - RAGBRAI in Burlington

Bees storytime
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

Eliza Neals
The Washington
8 PM

30 - Blank Park Zoo
Burlington Public Library
2 and 3 PM

31 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 
Burlington Public Library
2 PM

Downtown Kegs & Conversation
The Washington
5:15 PM

1 - Jefferson St. Farmers Market
4:30 PM

2 - Japanese Culture, First Fridays
Burlington Public Library
10 AM

3 - 4 - Gus Macker tournaments

3 - American Queen docking

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