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January 12, 2024

In the heart of Ames, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the vibrant happy hour scenes scattered across the city. From the sizzling hibachi grills to the laid-back

January 8, 2024

Ames is full of new experiences – distinctive dining, fun outdoor recreation, unique culture and arts, bustling nightlife, and, of course, the greatest shopping. Enjoying these activities lone-wolf

January 2, 2024

The holiday season has come to an end. It is a wonderful time full of celebration, love, and family. Although we are sad it’s over, we are happy

January 1, 2024

Is learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby in 2024 one of your New Year’s resolutions? Follow through with your resolution right here in Ames

December 21, 2023

Not sure where to celebrate the New Year this holiday season? Ames has got you covered. Join in on all the fun and exciting events happening in Ames

December 12, 2023

Whether your family is here to visit, or you’re staying in Ames for the holidays, it’s the perfect time of year to show off all the attractions and

November 20, 2023

Shopping in Ames is always fun, but during the holidays the experience hits a new level of delight. Unique local shops abound in downtown Ames and tucked away

November 20, 2023

True Iowans know cold weather doesn’t have to stop the outdoor fun. So, grab a cozy sweater and a stocking cap and get outside to enjoy this beautiful

November 17, 2023

Instead of a new pair of socks or the latest electronic gizmo, consider giving the gift of EXPERIENCES this holiday season. Enjoy sharing a massage or a show

November 9, 2023

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s a lovely time to celebrate with all your loved ones! We know it’s a busy time of year for many, so

November 6, 2023

Why not bring your furry friend along for your adventures in Ames? Here’s a list of a few certified pet-approved places to visit. Treats on a Leash There’s

October 25, 2023

‘Tis the season for a good show! Check out all the local productions happening now until the end of the year. ACTORS Avenue Q 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 9,10,11,17,18,25)

October 25, 2023

Kick-off the holiday season and spend the weekend of Dec. 1-3 in Ames, with shopping, music, family fun, home tours, light show, a night at Gateway Hotel, and

October 13, 2023

Get the most out of those Halloween costumes at these trick-or-treat events: October 21-31 Spirits in the Gardens 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.(Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22) Trick or

October 10, 2023

There is so much to do this fall season! Check out this guide to fall in Ames for all the fall festivities you could want! Spirits in the

October 9, 2023

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage month celebrates the culture and impact of the U.S. Hispanic and Latinx communities. In the final stretch of this 30-day

October 3, 2023

It’s fall, folks! Enjoy everything fall related in Ames this season; from pumpkin spice to spooktacular Halloween themed events, we got you covered with these festivities.   Visit

September 1, 2023

Don’t miss these Iowa State University Museums exhibitions happening right now! All exhibitions are free, but donations are appreciated. Hours may differ by each museum.   Jack Trice


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