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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information


UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

We know most women are juggling many things, from work, family life to social obligations and it can be hard to find a moment to check in on your health. This weekend, experts from our Women’s Health Physical Therapy clinic will be on-site to help answer your questions. They will also have fun activities for the kids and great giveaways too!  


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

Anthony Koester

Anthony Koester offers an acoustic performance sometimes solo and sometimes with band members. Playing his own original music along with the popular country songs of today and yesterday as well as some good time rock 'n roll in the mix.
Dates: Sept. 7, Oct. 19

Eddie Arndorfer

Eddie Arndorfer plays acoustic guitar and piano covers of a wide variety of music, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Jack Johnson. Arndorfer also plays ukelele and the harmonica, with a repertoire consisting on country, acoustic, pop, jazz and classic rock.
Dates: May 25, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, Oct. 19

Jonathan May - Mr. Magic Productions

Family and corporate magician, Jonathan May, specializes in making fun and fast balloon animals for the children of the Downtown Farmers' Market. He is known for his minimum wait time and maximum entertainment value!
Dates: May 11, June 15, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Oct. 19

Raine Stern

Raine Stern plays the guitar and her performances consist of R&B, blues and jazz.
Dates: Oct. 19


Shamalan is made up of a drummer with two guitarists/bassists. They like to jam without having anyone sing.
Dates: May 25, Aug. 3, Oct. 19

The Wish Machine (Randy Kong)

The Wish Machine (Randy Kong) is a one-man band playing acoustic guitar and singing pop, rock and country songs.
Dates: July 20, Oct. 19

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

Winspiration Studio

Will Samorey is a professional violionist from DSM. After earning his undergraduate degree in music, Samorey began his career by performing in chamber ensembles, pit orchestras, community and symphony orchestras. He continued on by developing the Metro Chamber Ensemble and is now its Owner and Program Director. All of Samorey's performances can include solo violin work with recorded piano accompaniments as well as violin covers of popular songs.
Dates: May 4, June 29, July 27, August 10, Oct. 19