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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Sep. 7, 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.

Entertainers

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

Ace Jones

Ace Jones is a singer-songwriter from Marion. He plays acoustic, folk, rock, pop and easy listening music. He sings a variety of original songs and covers, self-accompanied by his guitar.
Dates: May 18, July 20, Sept. 7

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

Creations With A Twist

Daniel Poe from Creations With A Twist has been in business for nine years and has provided amazing balloon art at a wide variety of events. People of all ages enjoy watching him twist colorful balloons into recognizable characters, incredible wearables and comical sculptures!
Dates: June 1, Aug. 10, Sept. 7

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

Jake Schrodt (Schrohto)

Jake is a singer/songwriter doing what he loves, sharing music with anyone and everyone that wants to listen. He has lived in the Des Moines area his whole life and plays shows at venues all over the city and beyond!
Dates: June 15, Sept. 7

Larry Berenguel

Larry Berenguel, Jr. was born in Manila, Philippines, and immigrated with his family to DSM at age 14. Berenguel has studied and performed folk guitar and has performed with several different bands. His music can be described as folk, rock, pop, reggae and jazz with acoustic guitar, synth guitar and occasional rhythm tracks.
Dates: June 15, Aug. 17, Sept. 7

Night Like This

Alternative band consisting of four members. They play alternative originals, pop, rock and country.
Dates: July 6, Sept. 7

Sweet Tater

Sweet Tater presents dusty Iowa back road country blues, folk and originals on guitar and harmonica, while sitting on a bucket, stomping on a tambourine.
Dates: May 25, Sept. 7, Oct. 12

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:

Des Moines Public Library

The Des Moines Public Library serves six community locations to be a bridge to a world of information and ideas for personal enjoyment and community growth.

Iowa Environmental Council

Through education, advocacy and coalition building, the Iowa Environmental Council raises awareness, generates action and creates large-scale change for cleaner, healthier Iowa.

NEDA Walk Des Moines

National Eating Disorder Association is a non-profit organization devote to preventing eating disorders, providing treatment referrals, and increasing the education and understanding of eating disorders, weight, and body image. Come learn about their walk event that will be held September 28, 2019.

Polk County Farm Bureau

Polk County Farm Bureau is one of 100 county Farm Bureaus that are an extension of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, a grassroots organization. Kids can plant a popcorn seed in a necklace filled with water beads to learn more about what seeds need to germinate, while also sprouting their own popcorn in a bag.

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 Wild