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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Jul. 13, 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

Come visit with our doctors and staff from UnityPoint Clinic.  We’d love to tell you about our new clinics, new doctors and new on-line scheduling!  We’ll have some great giveaways and fun activities for the kids. People are amazing. We’re here to help keep them that way.

Entertainers

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

David Watson

David Watson is a solo acoustic performer covering bands from Johnny Cash to Journey.
Dates: July 13, Oct. 26

Don Brown / Brownian Motion

Don C. Brown of DSM is a flutist and saxophonist who gained his initial musical experience from his parents who were both saxophonists. Brown plays several genres of music including jazz, Latin jazz, American popular standards, rhythm and blues, blues and gospel.
Dates: July 13, Sept. 14, Oct. 26

DSM Dueling Fiddles

In the style of dueling pianos, Des Moines Symphony violinists Genevieve Salamone and Hanna Wolle form the DSM Dueling Fiddles duo. With a repertoire consisting of world fiddle music, gypsy, Celtic, pop, rock, Latin, Klezmer, Irish, bluegrass and classical selections, this duo can entertain crowds of all ages!
Dates: May 4, June 29, July 13, Aug. 3

Jeffrey Scott Band

The Jeffrey Scott Band likes to play pop, blues and jazz music.
Dates: June 8, July 13, Aug. 17

Opus Taylor

Opus Taylor is a group of Iowa musicians that have been performing together for nearly six years. They perform classic rock and blues covers as well as original compositions.
Dates: June 15, July 13, Aug. 17, Oct. 26

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

Sydney Storm

Creating magic since the age of six, Sydney Storm has been performing professionally since high school. He enjoys twisting balloons at The Market for all the children that stop by!
Dates: May 18, July 13, Sept. 21, Oct. 26

TardisMark

Mark Mcdougal began his music career by playing in garage bands and decided to take it to the next level by becoming a solo artist. As a solo artist, he plays the electric guitar accompanied by backing tracks that provide gentle bass, jazz drums and piano.
Dates: July 13, Oct. 5

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:

Drake Athletics

The mission of the Drake Athletics Department is to provide a positive athletic experience to all individuals. Stop by to spin the prize wheel and learn more about their upcoming fall sports and their Kids' Club!

Grace Church

Grace Church exists to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ across the street and around the world. Within this mission is a love for our city. We are here to love, serve and enjoy the city of Des Moines.

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair celebrates Iowa's agricultural heritage by providing a quality environment and facilities for education, entertainment and competition for all ages. They will be offering promotional materials and coloring sheets for kids.

World Link Inc.

World Link Inc. is a placement agency who is looking for loving and caring families who would be willing to open their homes and hearts to a 15-17 year old student for a school year.

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:

Bath Fitter

Cedar Ridge Distillery

Iowa Speedway

Iowa Wild

MidAmerican Energy

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