Campustown Events

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Campustown Events

Everyone’s invited! One of the things the Campustown Action Association is best known for are events. From small gatherings to larger festivals, our events bring thousands of people to the Campustown District every year. CAA feels strongly about providing an open, welcoming district that can be enjoyed by many. The events we host are always planned with this in mind.

We hope you will join us. A good party is always better with friends.

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Saturday - June 5, 2021

Campustown during Summerfest with blg crowds

Summerfest in Campustown

Summerfest in Campustown is an annual event held the first Saturday in June. The event features family-friendly activities including face painting, balloons, inflatables and a root beer garden. Summerfest also includes food trucks, live music and a beer garden.

Activities 3-6pm, Beer Garden & Live Music 3-9pm
200 Block of Welch Avenue
in Campustown, Ames, IA 50014

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april 2-30, 2021

group picture of girls

Fridays Around Campustown

Fridays Around Campustown (FAC) is an event series held Fridays in April. Utilizing a mobile app, users can explore Campustown, receive special deals and discounts, complete trivia and photo challenges, and become eligible to win weekly and grand prize packages. Each week is hosted by a different partner organization, who will provide information on resources available to students living in the Ames community. Grab some friends and head to Campustown this April!

Time: New deals released each Friday in April, regular shop hours for each business apply.
Location: Campustown, Ames, IA 50014

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Date TBD

group picture of people making crafts

Crafts & Drafts in Campustown

Crafts & Drafts in Campustown is a fun, free event that features crafting activities (all ages and skill levels) led by our friends at The MU Workspace, live acoustic music, food trucks and a great selection of beer from local breweries. Previous crafts have included wooden bottle openers, coasters, rock painting and twig wands. If you love crafts – the artsy kind, the drinking kind OR BOTH…this is your event.

Time: 1-6pm
Location: 200 Block of Welch Avenue in Campustown, Ames, IA 50014

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Date/Time TBD

kids trick or treating

Tricks & Treats in Campustown

Campustown’s version of trick-or-treating, because you know we like to do things our way. Bring your little ghosts, goblins and monsters to Campustown where local shops and restaurants offer up spooktacular treats, and see what kind of tricks we have up our sleeves.

Location: Campustown Ames, IA 50014

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Date/Time TBD

girl presenting

Lunch & Learn

Campustown Lunch & Learn events are hosted quarterly at rotating locations in the district, with lunch provided by one of our member restaurants. Programs and speakers cover a variety of topics, always keeping our Campustown members front of mind. Lunch & Learn programming for 2020 will be posted in early January.

Have a topic you’d like us to cover? 
Interested in presenting to a group of Campustown members?

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3rd Thursday of each Month

group of volunteers

Monthly Member Social

CAA hosts a Member Social at 4PM on the third Thursday of each month. Socials are generally held at Welch Ave Station, with the occasional change in venue by member request.

No agendas at this meeting! No need to RSVP. Just a chance to mingle with other members, neighbors and the occasional special guest. This is a great opportunity to hear what’s going on in Campustown – as well as share what’s happening with your organization.

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