Sidewalk Sales

Come on Downtown and do some power shopping while enjoying extra savings during the Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sales, July 14 - 16. The Downtown retailers will have the sidewalks full of bargains and goodies. Special thanks to the businesses that support the advertising for this event: The Art Center, Burns & Sons Direct Appliances, Country Friends, Csky Boutique, Gypsi, Hopefully Yours, The Iowa Store, The Medium, Nature's Corner, Original Cyns, Red Screen Door, the Uptown Ivy, and Weird Harold's.
Social Media Scavenger Hunt Returns

Charge up those smart phones! On Friday, July 15, teams of up to four people will compete for prizes in the second annual #DowntownBtown Social Media Scavenger Hunt. Registration will be $40 per team online at Check in is at The Washington, 306 Washington, beginning at 5 PM. Teams will figure out clues to different locations, snap a selfie, and upload it to the event Facebook page. If you don't join a team, join us at The Washington to watch the event progress online in real time, projected on the big screen! 

For more information, contact Downtown Partners at 319-752-6365 or  
Vintage Market Coming Soon!

If you're looking for antiques, vintage-inspired décor, repurposed items, handcrafted goods, architectural salvage, primitives, food or beverages, then we we've got an event for you! A Very Vintage Market will be held on Jefferson Street during Sidewalk Sales on Saturday, July 16. Along with dozens of vendors, we'll have food and live music, too. Indulge your passion to reuse, remake and restyle!

Visit A Very Vintage Market on Facebook for vendor and event updates. 

How cool would it be to race balls down Snake Alley? Here's your chance to find out! Downtown Partners will hold the sixth annual SnakeBall event on Saturday, July 16 at 9 AM. You can purchase your numbered Burlington Bees ball for $10 that morning at the top of Snake Alley. Be sure to bring the kids to meet Bees players and get autographs, too. The winner is the ball that makes it the farthest down the Alley - open to all ages, with no special skill required. There are prizes in Downtown Dollars, along with a "Home Run" prize for farthest distance. And this year, the winner of SnakeBall gets to throw out the pitch at the Bees game that evening! Thanks to Ebert Supply for sponsoring this event.
Outdoor Movies Return to Downtown

Looking for a fun way to spend summer evenings with friends and family? Then grab a lawn chair and head down to the 5 & V - downtown Burlington's outdoor theater! Two more great movies will be shown on the side of Drake Hardware and Software at Fifth and Valley Streets this month. There's no admission for the events, though donations are accepted. The movies will 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 drink vendors on hand, too. 

Friday, July 8 - Jurassic World
Sponsored by Cassebine Community Credit Union

Friday, July 22 - Inside Out
Sponsored by Dr. Mark C. Pothitakis
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...
  • Put August 19 on your calendars to celebrate the completion of the steeple and tower lighting phase of the Lightscape Project!
  • Congratulations to Wendy Klein of Bella Ragazza for winning the regional competition in Main Street Iowa's Open 4 Business contest. She will receive $8000 in capital funding to expand her inventory and will compete in the statewide contest in August for a shot at an additional $20,000.  
  • Downtown Partners is working with the City on developing a new sidewalk café ordinance. This really doesn't fall within the existing encroachment guidelines, so a new ordinance is being proposed to allow and encourage more sidewalk seating for food establishments. Outdoor dining greatly contributes to the liveliness and friendly atmosphere of a downtown.    
  • No board or committee meetings are scheduled for this month - thanks to ALL the volunteers who work so hard to ensure the success of Downtown Partners!
Visit Downtown Burlington, Iowa Facebook!

Get the scoop on live music and events, business openings, building rehabs, and more - visit Downtown Burlington, Iowa on Facebook!  And while you're Liking us online, don't forget to check out all the great downtown businesses that have their own Facebook page as well.  
"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