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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is held every Saturday, May through October, in the Historic Court District of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and is truly the meating spot!

Shop diverse products including locally grown produce, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally produced wine and fresh baked goods. The Market offers Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, bison, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit and lamb. The Market brings urban and rural communities together, supporting more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state.

Spanning nine city blocks, we’ve got the beet! The Market experience also includes local artists, live music and entertainment, ready-to-eat foods, special programming and learning opportunities.

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Let’s get physical! Join our Wellness staff as they promote the health benefits of regular exercise. They will be holding group exercise sessions at the top of the hour and giving away exercise bands to those that participate. In addition, our experts from the UnityPoint Weightloss Clinic will also be on-hand sharing tips on how to make healthy choices when it comes to eating right and exercising.

Entertainers

Enjoy live music from local performers while you shop. This week, hear these performers:

Bryce Kai

Bryce Kai is a singer-songwriter who likes to play folk, pop and alternative music.
Dates: May 18, June 22, July 20

Equal Parts

Equal Parts is an alternative rock/indie rock group from Iowa. Consisting of two main performers, Equal Parts utilizes guitar, bass, violin, drums and more.
Dates: June 22, Aug. 24, Sept. 28

Jolie Seitz

Jolie Seitz is a local singer-songwriter and musician who has been a part of the live music scene in DSM since she was 12 years old. She is a DSM native and junior at Roosevelt High School working towards a career in music production and as a professional musician. Seitz performs both covers and original compositions.
Dates: May 11, June 22, Sept. 14

Jordan Beem

Jordan Beem is an acoustic performer who has performed in various venues, from large to small bars, restaurants, festivals and more. Beem focuses on playing music that is upbeat and fun, while also very organic. If you want to hear music from Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer and Mumford and Sons, come check Beem out!
Dates: June 22, Aug. 10

Living Statue

Katelyn McBurney's Living Statue act is derived from classical marble statue form. McBurney has been performing around the region for the last four years, maintaining a held position until interacted with, upon which time she turns into a living" statue character."
Dates: June 22, Aug. 3

Maninoa Courtright

An Iowa transplant, Maninoa Le'au Courtright was born in Las Vegas where she began singing and performing at a young age. Courtright plays piano, guitar and ukelele covers of popular tunes from a wide variety of genres.
Dates: June 22, Oct. 26

The Zachary Freedom Duo

No matter the age, audience or gender, Zach always finds a way to leave people wanting more. Having moved nine times in four years, Zach tells his story through his music. Filled with hope, sadness, joy, frustration and life, you won't want to miss out. He's shared the stage with rap artists, metal bands, poets and others beyond his classified genre.
Dates: June 22, July 27, Oct. 19

Community Corner

Stop by the Community Corner on Third Street, south of Court Avenue, to find out what is happening in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Local charitable organizations — welcomed as Saturday Salutes at The Market — promote learning opportunities, Downtown events and community resources each Saturday. This week, check out the Saturday Salutes:

Adaptive Sports Iowa

Our Goal: To provide statewide leadership in the planning, promotion, education and organization of sports and recreation opportunities for Iowans with physical disabilities.

Alzheimer's Association

Our Goal: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Blank Park Zoo

Visit the Blank Park Zoo booth to see animal artifacts and play bean bag toss. Learn about the Zoo's volunteer opportunities, events and memberships from Zoo staff.

Market Extras and Special Programming

Enjoy unique programming from Market sponsors during your visit. Learn more about all the Market programming, including special Market deals happening every week. This week, check out this special programming:

Des Moines Register

Iowa Cubs

Iowa Wild

Renewal by Andersen

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