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Downtown Farmers' Market

Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines

Date: Saturday, Jul. 6, 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

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Entertainers

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

BYOBrass

BYOBrass is a high-energy brass band consisting of a motley crew of dudes from the University of Northern Iowa. Playing music in styles ranging from funk, pop, R&B, Americana, jazz and techno, the band brings sassy and brassy fun to the stage. Established in 2017.
Dates: May 18, July 6, Aug. 3

Cedar County Cobras

Cedar County Cobras arrive with a collection of instruments to play boot-stompin' music that can only be found down the gravel roads of Iowa. Often seen as a duo or a trio, the music has been described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues. It is almost impossible to box the sound of The Cobras into one musical genre when you hear an eclectic mix of acoustic blues and gypsy mandolin tunes that can only be heard in the cobra songs.
Dates: July 6

Denise Forney

Denise Forney is a singer-songwriter hailing from West Des Moines. She composes original music and performs with her family regularly in the community. Forney likes to play contemporary music using an acoustic guitar and vocals.
Dates: June 8, July 6

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

Morgan Wolfe

Morgan Wolfe is a 16-year-old singer from Johnston, Iowa. She plays piano, guitar and flute, and her performances range from pop to R&B to jazz as she expresses herself through her love for music.
Dates: May 25, July 6, July 20, Aug. 24

Night Like This

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

Professor Von Air, Balloon Artist Extraordinaire

Professor Von Air has been performing since 1996 at events all over Iowa, the Midwest and overseas. In addition, he has taught balloon art and clowning. He specializes in balloon art, silly magic and games.
Dates: May 4, May 25, June 8, July 6, July 20, Aug. 31, Oct. 12

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

Des Moines Register

Iowa Cubs

Iowa Wild