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April 7, 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

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.

April Events & Special Offers

Some of the great specials and events going on tonight!
Business Name April 7th First Friday Promotion
AllSpice Sampling beer-simmered brats for National Beer Day!
Clyde’s Fine Diner
Happy Hour and Punch Special
Eden Golden Goods Vintage Pop-up with Ellie Backes featuring clothing, glassware, home decor & more. Sampling Elia olive oil cake mix that we recently brought into the shop!
The Continental Happy Hour 4-6 pm: $6 Sangria and $6 mojitos. Live music from Jack Curtis 7-10 pm.
Fontenelle Supply Co. Whiskey Flix! This month we’re showing the classic western, Tombstone. We’ll have drinks, popcorn, and a chance to win some discounts on purchases. We’ll also have the screen printing press upstairs for folks to print their own Tombstone themed t-shirt.
Franka Pizzeria Happy Hour from 3-6 pm: $14 pizzas + $2 off all wine, draft beer, and menu cocktails — dine-in, or on our patio with skyline views of downtown DSM!
HoQ Restaurant Vintage Cocktails $10: Champagne Cocktail, Singapore Sling, Corpse Reviver No. 2, Vodka Gimlet, New York Sour
Naanza $6: Shareable flatbread on our homemade Naan with sweet potato, squash, Milton Creamery quark cheese, and herbs.
Iowa Taproom $1 off the four pre-made flights on the Iowa Taproom beer menu from 5 – 8 pm.
Ken’s – a not so secret speakeasy $1 off the Desmopolitan martini.
KIN Walk-in aura portraits available by Kindred Auras and complimentary Palo Santo stick with purchase.
Leona Ruby Flicker permanent bracelets on a walk-in basis. Stop in and check out the latest jewelry trend.
Open ’till 8 pm! Draw for a discount at the counter before you shop! Up to 30% off at checkout! Extra 15% off of existing sale items.
Marv’s Record Shop $1 Domestic Beers, $3 Craft Beer & Canned Cocktails, 15% off entire shop!
The New Northwestern
Happy Hour from 3-6 plus our new spring cocktail menu.
Owen 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 Company Fundraiser Friday with Iowa Environmental Council: 4-7 pm. $1 per beer will be donated.
Beer Tapping: Oranje Wheat & Celebrating National Beer Day!
Petals & Moss Cactus and Candles First Fridays: Choose an eligible cactus or succulent for free with each in-store candle purchase.
Paella Nights @ Purveyor ready by 5:30pm and available until we run out!
RAYGUN Extended hours until 8 pm and gallery event showcasing artists of RAYGUN.
The Republic on Grand Bring in your receipt from a local east village establishment and receive 10% off your total.
Rita’s Cantina Happy Hour extended until 8 pm.
$2 off queso flights, $2 off margaritas, $1 off draft beer
She Fun festivities in the store kicking off the holiday weekend!
Stoked 20% Off the entire store for all 5 First Fridays
Storyhouse Bookpub Found Poetry Craft Table: You don’t have to consider yourself a poet to find a poem. Stop by Storyhouse for our found poetry crafting table. Get creative. Leave with a poem or gift it to a book friend.
Truman’s Tavern $20 Pizza of the Month, $1 off Iowa Beer
Wooly’s Fee Free Fridays extended to 8 PM! Swing by and grab tickets to any Wooly’s show, merch, or even stop by for a Friday concert. Cash only, ATM on site.


April 7, 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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