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Discover the Heart of Ames

January 29, 2024

Here in Ames, we have lots of love to spread. That’s why we celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long. Here’s a roundup of activities happening in the heart of Ames and beyond!


Girls night out

Grab the girls and head to Oak Lane Candles for a Galentine’s Pour Bar! On Thursday, Feb. 1, pour your own custom candle, take 15% off all candles, sip on champagne, enjoy sweet treats, and get a $5 gift certificate to We the Dreamerz. Get your tickets here! Here are more ways to spend Galentine’s day in Ames:


With the kids

What’s better than a craft you can eat? Head down to Great Harvest Bakery and Café to frost and decorate valentines cookies for only $6! The crafts don’t stop there; here’s more way to spend Valentines with the kids:


Platonic Love

The Ames Public Library is offering a free “Speed Friending” event on Feb. 3 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. Get ready to mingle with one-on-one conversations and games.


Pamper yourself

Dive into self-love this Valentine’s season with a custom facial at Heroic Hair and a free Valentine gift for only $60! After that, take a walk downtown and treat yourself to something new.


Date night

Love is filling the air in Ames, and there’s no shortage of date-night ideas with that special someone. Here’s a list of a few classic Ames activities:


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