Discover Ames
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Welcome to Ames, Iowa State students! 

Here is how to spend the perfect CYCLONE weekend in Ames.


Discover what we love about Ames!

Calling all art lovers! Check out the FREE 2023 Ames Artists’ Studio Tour presented by @ames.arts this Saturday! Over 14 studios will be showing original artwork, paintings, jewelry, and more created by local Ames artists. Click the link in our bio for more information.
Have no fear, the EcoFair is here! Discover sustainability in Ames with this fun and informative event this Saturday, September 30. More information in our events calendar!
The 2024 Discover Ames Community Grant Program is open for applications! 

The Community Grant is awarded annually to events and activities in the Ames area that improve the quality of life for Ames residents and have the potential to attract visitors to the Ames area or enhance a visitor’s experience.

For more information or to apply, visit the link in bio.
Who's ready for another big weekend in Ames?? Make sure to discover the @maximumames Music Festival (happening now!), @cyclonefb at Jack Trice on Saturday, and @octagon_arts Festival on Sunday! Check out our events calendar for more information😎
Did you know Neighborhood Pet Store Day is this Saturday? Celebrate in Ames at @treatsonaleash! Enjoy in-store savings and sign up to win awesome prizes for your furry friend 🐶❤️
Get ready for this uniquely Ames music bash! This weekend-long music festival will feature 21 venues and 99 bands. And it’s all free! For more information visit the link in our bio!

📸 @maximumames
Gear up to get inspired, the @octagon_arts Festival is this Sunday! Head to downtown Ames and enjoy live music, food trucks, and original artwork from over 100 artists across the Midwest! Visit the link in our bio for more information.
Looking to catch some good vibes? We got you covered😎 Check out the link in our bio for 48 fun-filled hours in Ames.
99 performances, 21 venues, one weekend, all in Ames. The @maximumames Music Festival starts tomorrow and will continue until Sunday, September 24! Don't miss this local music experience and enjoy a weekend of  music, art, and community!🎉Learn more with the link in out bio.
Add some excitement to your evenings by attending an @iowastateu public lecture! Check out these educational events happening all week long (and beyond) with our events calendar!

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