DOWNTOWN 101: Student Welcome Night

Downtown 101 is a free live event and introduction to the many businesses downtown. Restaurants, retail, arts, housing, entertainment and more will all be in one place, on one night: Friday, August 30th at Tower Square (13th and P). The event is to encourage students to cross R Street into the heart of downtown and explore all that it has to offer.


Besides a free night of music, each booth at Downtown 101 will be giving away free stuff! There will be free food, coupons, movie tickets, gift cards and plenty of branded swag.


Stop by anytime between 5 and 8 PM to get your Downtown Lincoln goodie bag and learn about specials going on this school year straight from the business owners themselves. Booths will have information specific to their business.  Play some fun interactive games and get tons of free stuff!

2019 Vendors

13th Street Pollinator | Best of Big Red | The Better Life Nutrition | BikeLNK | The Bourbon Theatre | Canopy Street Market | The Coffee House | The DelRay Ballroom | Downtown Lincoln | Downtown YMCA | Eleanor Creative | Escape Lincoln | Fly Fitness | The Foundry | Francie & Finch | Fresh Healthy Cafe | Gomez Art Supply | GNC | Hurts Donuts | Indigo Bridge Books | Ink Alley | Jimmy John's | Juice Stop | Latitude Apartments | Lied Center | Lincoln Federal Savings Bank | Lincoln Running Company | Lotus House of Yoga | Maize Popcorn Company | McKinney's Pub | Method Cycles | A Novel Idea | Onyx Piercing Studio | Paint Yourself Silly | Panda Express | Picklemans | Plowboys Barbecue | The Rabbit Hole Bakery | Source. Eat Fit | Speedway Properties | Stella Clothing | St. Paul United Methodist Church | T-Mobile | Threads Footloose & Fancy | Tsuru | Wax Buffalo 



How would you like to get paid to do your homework?

Officially enroll in Downtown 101 from August 30th - September 13th with the downtown "Shop" Quiz! To get even more familiar with downtown shops, Downtown Lincoln has put together some "assignments" for you. Assignments are fun tasks to complete at each retail shop downtown.

Earn $1 on your Downtown Lincoln Gift Card for each assignment you complete! Earn from $5 to $50!

In this case sharing your homework is encouraged! To successfully complete each challenge all you have to do is post a picture of you with your homework assignment to either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Credit will be given for using #Downtown101 and/or tagging @DowntownLincoln in your posts.

Extra Credit: If you complete all 26 assignments on your quiz Downtown Lincoln will load an extra $24 on your card for a total of $50!

All assignments can be found in the "Shop" Quiz packet handed out at the Downtown 101 event on August 30th or picked up at Downtown Lincoln's Office (206 S. 13th St. Suite 101) through September 6th. 

Turn your completed quiz in at the Downtown Lincoln office before 4:30 PM on Monday, September 9th to receive your gift card.

For any questions, please contact Maggie Smith at 402-434-6902 or

Downtown Lincoln NE

Downtown Lincoln Association

206 S 13th Street, Suite 101

Lincoln, NE 68508

 402.434.6900    402.434.6907

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