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May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2024 HEV First Fridays

First Fridays in the East Village – MAY

April showers bring May flowers, and hopefully YOU to East Village First Fridays on May 3!

Join us for First Fridays in the East Village! Every week will highlight a variety of events across the East Village. Watch for updates as each week approaches for more detailed event information and special offers from our fantastic shops, restaurants, and businesses.

PARKING: We encourage you to utilize the state parking garage across from the Historical Building at the corner of 7th & Grand. Find more Des Moines parking options and information HERE.

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May 3 Events & Special Offers

EDEN Come to our Bisou Booth! A lip lounge event for you and your friends to find your perfect shade of the new Lip Suede Matte Lipstick by Westman Atelier and get a photo to take home with you!
Fontenelle Supply Co. We’ll be showing a crummy 80’s action movie for our monthly movie night, Whiskey Flix. As always, we’ll have complementary popcorn and drinks for customers. We’ll be offering discounts on select products as well.
Gravitate Coworking Join us for A Quiet Night Out at Gravitate and Storyhouse Bookpub! All ages are welcome to join in the relaxation and fun as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Relax in our cozy spaces, sip on refreshing mocktails, explore your creative side with crafts, or dive into a captivating book.
HoQ We are offering $8 glasses of wine and 50% off our shareable Naanza appetizer (flatbread) at the HoQ bar until 10 p.m. Our HoQtail lounge next door (formerly Owen Jewelry) is open until 11 p.m. for fun and fancy cocktails, each served with a small complimentary bite.
KIN Aura portraits with Kindred Auras and tarot readings with Miss Monica from 5-8PM.
Kitchen Collage Derby Day Class: Learn how to make the best Mint Julep along with some delicious derby party food. $55/person, 4:30-6:00PM. Sign up online.
Leona Ruby Charm Bar! Choose your chain and pick from an array of charms to make your one-of-a-kind piece designed by YOU. We assemble on site so you can leave with your custom look right away!
MARNē FLOWER POP-UP WITH CEDAR SHAKE FARM – Pre-sale bouquets available as well as in-person! Flowers will be available from 5pm – 7pm. MARNē will be open until 8 pm Friday!
The New Northwestern Cocktail and Wine Bar Happy Hour Drink Special until 8 P.M.
Owen Jewelry Design Offering 15% off all items in our gallery for our First Friday customers!
Peace Tree Brewing Co. 4-7 pm: Fundraiser Friday with $1 per item sold benefiting Everybody Wins!
5-8 pm: NesEmil Yum-Yum food truck.
Kentucky Derby weekend – Mint Julep-inspired cocktail debuts.
Sticks Gallery Margarita Night! 5-8pm, Sticks Gallery will be pouring margs and offering 20% off of purchases.
Velvet Coat Choose one item and receive 20% off, 5-8pm.
Vibrant Coffeehouse + Kitchen Our spring feature will be a Lavender Honey Latte, iced or hot!

The Historic East Village Foundation Board is dedicated to supporting and promoting the Historic East Village as Des Moines’ most vibrant and diverse district. It proudly showcases many of the finest shopping, dining, nightlife, and residential opportunities in Iowa.


Historic East Village
East Village
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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