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First Fridays in the East Village

May 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Fridays in the East Village

5 to 8 PM on APRIL 7 – MAY 5 – JUNE 2 – JULY 7 – AUGUST 4

May 5 will feature SIDEWALK SALES!

First Fridays in the East Village. Join the shops, businesses, restaurants, and bars that call the East Village home in our 2023 First Fridays. Each week will showcase an array of events sprinkled throughout the East Village.  As each week draws near, please see our official website for more detailed event information.

Guess what… parking is FREE from 5 pm-8 pm in designated retail areas! East 2nd to East 6th on Locust and Grand and side streets. We also encourage you to use the state parking garage across from the Historical Building at the corner of 7th & Grand.

May 5, 2023 Events & Special Offers

Check back for great specials and events!
We are featuring photographer Amee Ellis and her exhibit featuring maple syrup maker, Ben Hoksch. Enjoy a cocktail featuring Ben’s community-supported maple syrup. Opening reception from 7:00-9:00
Blooming Fields
Fresh cut local and Globel farms. Floral gift items.
The Continental Live music from Jack Curtis 7-10 pm: Happy Hour 4-6 pm: $6 sangrias and mojitos.
Eden Eden will have a sidewalk sale through the weekend of May 5th.
HoQ Restaurant Shareable Naanza flatbread appetizer for $6 – 50% off!
Takeout beverages from our beverage cart for the Sidewalk Sale till 8 pm.
Spring Sipper Low ABV Cocktails $10: Passionfruit Pear Kombucha-tini, Pomegranate-Lambrusco Spritz,  Cappelletti-Orange, Bicicleta Spritz, Chambord-Soda with Lime
Iowa Taproom $1 off all four of our featured pre-made flights of the month.
Ken’s – a not so secret speakeasy $1 off the Desmopolitan cocktail from 5 – 8 pm
KIN Aura Photos 5-8 pm and free Palo Santo with purchase.
Kitchen Collage We will have a sale table/rack on the sidewalk.
Leona Ruby Come see us Friday for our Flicker Bracelets! We will be doing our Permanent Bracelets on a walk-in basis Friday 5-8 pm. Come see what all the shimmer is about!
BLOWOUT SALE! We’re offering 30% OFF already marked-down sale items! In addition to the sidewalk sale, we’re offering a Friday Flash Sale on a selection of the shop! Some light refreshments will be in order as well.
Owen Fine Jewelry Design Join us from 5-8 pm for a wine reception. Enter our raffle to win a $500 Owen Jewelry Design gift card! Drawing to be held after August 4 First Friday event.
Peace Tree Brewing Co. – Des Moines Branch 12pm: Calypso Queen beer release
4-8 pm: Fundraiser Friday with Project Iowa
5-8 pm: Sook’s Korean Kitchen food truck.
Cinco de Mayo Special: free chips/salsa with every Tangarita cocktail ordered (while supplies last!)
Petals & Moss Cactus and Candles First Fridays — choose an eligible cactus or succulent for free with each candle purchase made in-store.
The Purveyor
Spanish-style seafood paella cooked al fresco on the sidewalk!

Raccoon Forks Trading Company

Antiques Warehouse Sale: Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6 10:00 am-4:00 pm – Cash Only We’re moving to a new warehouse and offering clearance deals on lots of items before we move them! Vintage and antique furniture, tools, vinyl records, antique Iowa law books and more! 201 S.E. 7th St. Des Moines, IA 50309
RAYGUN Pet Portrait Pop-Up! – Bring your Furry BFF and treat them to a 20 min Pet Portrait session with Joey Leaming. Our pet collection will be 10% off.
Rita’s Cantina Happy Hour extended until 8 pm – $2 off queso flight, $2 off 16 oz, 20 oz, 56 oz margaritas, $1 off draft beer
Salon Spa W

Introducing CLUB DUB: Join us for limited-time services from 6-8 p.m. which include mini hair styling and makeup lessons featuring Glittery Eyes + Appliqués as well as Nail Appliqué. We’re are also featuring Shimmery Hair Tinsel Extensions!
We’ll be serving a signature cocktail and have a DJ!

Stoked 20% off storewide and sidewalk sale!!
Storyhouse Book Pub
Enjoy a sidewalk sale full of books at 20% off to make room for more summer titles!
Truman’s Tavern $1 off all Iowa Beers, $20 Pizza of the Month (The Victoria and Bacon Mac n’ Cheese), Live Music featuring The Snacks from 5 – 8 pm on the back lawn
Velvet Coat We will have the sidewalk sale, plus 20% all of our existing sale merchandise. AND offering 20% off one full price item of your choice. We will also offer wine and sparkling water


May 5, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Historic East Village
East Village
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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