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August 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Fridays in Historic East Village Des Moines
5 to 8 PM on APRIL 7 – MAY 5 – JUNE 2 – JULY 7 – AUGUST 4

August 4 First Friday

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.

August Events & Special Offers


The Evermore Join us on August 4th from 5 – 8pm for an open house celebration!

Meet with owner Samantha, take a tour of the studio, make and take bouquets with @dsmhoneysuckle , snap a selfie with @thesugared.bug , shop our new boutique items, clip in extensions, & wedding hair accessories!

Enter for a chance to win a free studio session & join our raffle to win 2 products of your choice from our boutique!

HoQ Restaurant We will be offering our shareable Naanza appetizer for 50% off all evening (5-10 p.m.) and $10 Herb & Edible Flower themed cocktails.

Basil Bees Knees | Lemon Lavender Martini | Aviation | HoQ 75

Open until 8 pm, also will be hosting local business Dar Zweena from 5-8 pm
Owen Jewelry Design OWEN JEWELRY DESIGN SUMMER GEM SHOW August 4th, 12-8pm! We will have an incredible variety of loose gemstones available for purchase as well as 15% off of all jewelry in our gallery!

We will be offering Peacetree East Village IPA beer & wine for our guests!

Guests will also have an opportunity to fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win $500 Owen Jewelry Design gift certificate! Drawing will be held at 8pm!

Peace Tree Brewing • Oktoberfest beer release 2023 (all day).
• 4-7pm: 3 Bean Bakehouse fresh-baked German pretzels and desserts.
• 4-7pm: Fundraiser Friday with Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. $1 from every beverage purchased will be donated. Enter to win a raffle prize of 12 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies (no purchase necessary to enter)!
Petals & Moss Cactus and Candles First Fridays: Choose an eligible cactus or succulent for free with each in-store candle purchase.
Porch Light Posters BOGO 1/2 off
10% off purchase of $50 or more
Paella Nights @ Purveyor ready by 5:30pm and available until we run out!
End of Summer Sale! 20% off entire store all weekend including Friday
Storyhouse Bookpub First Friday Used Book Bonanza! It’s the final FIRST FRIDAY in the East Village, friends, and the perfect chance to check out our used book selection! You wouldn’t believe the incredible selection we’ve been collecting from loyal Storyhouse readers. We’ll have them all spread out and positioned for your perusal on Friday.
RAYGUN We will have a live pianist on the public piano. We will be hosting a school supply drive for Carver Elementary School (DMPS).
Happy Hour 3PM-5PM — $14 pizzas + $2 off all wine, draft beer, and manu cocktails!
Velvet Coat We are offering an additional 20% off all of our sale merchandise.


August 4, 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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