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ACVB provides fireworks for 12th year

All eyes will be fixed on the skies in Ames on July 3rd for this year’s Independence Day fireworks, thanks to a community grant from the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). The Bureau has ...

New President/CEO hired for the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

AMES, IOWA – Following a nationwide search, the Board of Directors for the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) have hired a new President and Chief Executive Officer for the organization. K...

Ames Mayor signs proclamation for National Travel & Tourism Week

Economic Impact from travelers mean big dollars for Ames To recognize nationwide efforts to celebrate the impact of travel and tourism on the U.S. Economy and right here in Story County, Mayor John Ha...

Ames Community Arts Council Hosts 2019 Arts Awards Celebration April 28

The Ames Community Arts Council will host its annual Arts Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Octagon Center for the Arts [427 Douglas Ave., Ames]. The public is invited to join...

Naturescapes coming to the Octagon

Naturescapes at the Octagon; Art by Pratik Ray, Mike Leinhauser and Gary Hoard. Going on right now, the Octagon Center for the Arts is hosting a new exhibit that features the works of three artists: P...

ACVB director announces upcoming retirement

AMES, IOWA – Long-time President and CEO of the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Julie Weeks has announced her retirement effective May 31, 2019. A nationwide search for a new leader for the or...

ACVB kicks off 2019 with new staff, board members, opportunities

AMES, IOWA – In a season of resolution and initiative, The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau has started 2019 with a lot of new additions and energy to help drive the organization into the future....

Thanksgiving in Ames

Trading in the hustle and bustle of road trips or airports for a Thanksgiving in home sweet Ames? Enjoy the holiday with family and friends while leaving the kitchen clean-up to someone else! We’...