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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Sep. 28, 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

Younker Rehabilitation is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and we want you to help us celebrate! Stop by our tent and visit with our rehabilitation staff who will share information on the latest trends in rehabilitation services, including our expanding facilities!  

Entertainers

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

Dan Trilk

Dan Trilk began his career at the age of nine and is now known as a solo musician and private music instructor in DSM. Trilk performs his own original songs as well as unique covers that are a mix of folk, blues and country.
Dates: June 15, Sept. 28, Oct. 12

Discord Illusions

Discord Illusions is a magician offering a 15 to 20 minute comedy sidewalk show for passersby featuring mindreading and world-class sleight of hand.
Dates: July 6, Sept. 28

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

Make DSM Loud

Make DSM Loud is a street-performing horn band consisting of 15 performers. Performing both old and new rock and roll, Make DSM Loud utilizes trumpets, trombones, trapset, electric guitar and bass.
Dates: Sept. 28

Piano Man Richard Spierenburg

Starting piano at a young age of six, Richard Spierenburg is a professional piano bar musician. He has 150 songs memorized, and for the requests that he doesn't know, as long as he's heard the song, he can look up the chords and play it. He sings as well as plays the piano, so have your requests ready!
Dates: June 1, Aug. 24, Sept. 28

Sinners and Saints

Sinners and Saints brings outstanding vocals and percussion, giving a facelift to old folk songs and making them new again. Their set list includes an eclectic blend of hits from Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and many others. They dare you not to sing along!
Dates: June 29, July 13, Sept. 28

Theresa Sonnleitner / Sonnleit Violin

Theresa Sonnleitner/Sonnleit Violin plays an electric violin with or without electronic backups, mostly plays pop music and some country.
Dates: June 8, Sept. 28

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:

Japan America Society of Iowa

The Japan America Society of Iowa is a non-profit volunteer based organization that strives to maintain and understanding between Japanese and American Communities in Iowa. Come learn about Japanese folklore, anime and cartoon characters. Kids can create their own paper masks and will be able to play with authentic Japanese toys.

Save the Children Action Network

Save the Children Action Network mobilizes Americans to support investments in early childhood. They will provide information to educate the public about the need for early childhood education growth in Iowa and share ways that anyone and everyone can take action and support children.

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:

Casey's General Store

Casey's General Store will be at The Market hosting Casey's Largest Pizza Party. You can sample their new pizza, which features pulled pork, bacon, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and fire-roasted corn. They'll be revealing a new-permanent name for this pizza, and also providing games and photo opportunities. See them at the east end of Court Ave. RSVP to let them know you're coming! https://www.facebook.com/events/422782935035180/

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