Your biweekly newsletter on what to do and where to stay, eat, and shop in Ames, Iowa. 

Discover downtown Ames

Downtown is the beating heart in the center of Ames. Discover downtown’s unique, independent shops and restaurants, farmers' market, festivals and special events, live music, and so much more!

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Discover what's happening in Ames

September 15-18, 2022

Maximum Ames Music Festival

The 10th Maximum Ames Music Festival will be held Sept. 15-18, 2022. MAMF is a DIY local music experience in Ames. Its mission is to provide a safe, inclusive environment that fosters creativity through music and art. Each year, MAMF celebrates a weekend of music, art, and community!

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September 25, 2022

Octagon Art Festival 

For more than 50 years, the Octagon Art Festival has brought the best of Midwest artists to downtown Ames. Held each September, the festival also features music, food trucks, a chalk-the-walk contest, and family-friendly activities.

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fab four

September 30, 2022

The Fab Four

The best Beatles tribute band is making its way to the Iowa State Center! Grab your friends and family for an all-ages night of classic tracks.

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Every Saturday until October 8, 2022

Ames Farmers' Market

The Ames Main Street Farmers' Market is a community event that brings people together to enjoy the bounty of locally grown produce, delicious baked goods, and beautifully hand-crafted items.

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