5 to 8 PM on APRIL 7 – MAY 5 – JUNE 2 – JULY 7 – AUGUST 4
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.
|JUNE 2 MUSIC LINEUP:
5 to 7pm: DJ810 @jeffreythomaseaton at Marv’s
6:30 to 8 pm: Matt Jesson @matthewjesson 5th/Grand outside Raygun
The Shockwaves will be in the atrium of Airmee
|Aimee||1). Aimee will feature live music in the atrium: The Shockwaves
2). Special viewing of The Men’s Parlor….the new men’s collection and special promotions
3). Fresh flower bouquets available for purchase
|Bespoke Custom Clothing||Raffle for a free custom shirt!|
|Daisy Chain Coffee||
ROOK ROOM POP-UP: The Rook Room is the Des Moines area’s most exciting pop-up that’s all about games from puzzles to board games and everything in between. Bring your gaming friends or just yourself and gaming aficionados Tony & Annelise will take it from there.
|Eden||Eden will be open till 8:00 pm.|
|Des Moines Street Collective||25% off Street Collective t-shirts and a free pair of used cycling shorts with every purchase (while supplies last).|
|Franka Pizzeria||Join us for Happy Hour from 3 PM-5 PM for $14 pizzas and $2 off all wine by the glass, draft beer, and summer menu cocktails! (updated happy hour hours from previous first Fridays)|
|HoQ Restaurant||We will be offering our shareable Naanza appetizer for 50% off and a 90’s-themed cocktail night!
$10: Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, Lemon Drop Martini, Cable Car, White Russian | $5: Local Fruit Jello Shots
|The New Northwestern||$5.00 Watermelon Basil Gin and Tonics, and half-price wine flights.|
|Owen Jewelry Design||Stop in and fill out an Owen Jewelry Design First Friday raffle ticket for a chance to win a $500 Owen Jewelry Design gift certificate!
Drawing will be held on the evening of August 4th.
|Peace Tree Brewing Co.||Fundraiser Friday from 4-7 pm. $1 from every beverage will be donated to The Des Moines Carousel Foundation.|
|Petals & Moss||“Cactus and Candles First Fridays” — during First Fridays, customers can choose an eligible cactus or succulent for free with each candle purchase made in-store.|
|Porch Light||Posters BOGO 1/2 off!|
|Purveyor||Purveyor Paella Night! We have our East Village-famous Paella ready between 5:30 – 6pm Friday evening on a first come first serve basis! We sell it for $12/~pound serving and have our house sangria on special at $7/glass.|
|Sticks Gallery||Buy one Sincerely, Sticks item and get the 2nd item 50% off!|
|Storyhouse Bookpub||Comic Book Pop-Up with Sensiil Studios from 5-8pm
Basi will be popping up at the bookstore with Afro Futuristic graphic novels for you to peruse and purchase. Meet the author/publisher and learn more about his work bringing representation to the science fiction and fantasy genres.
|Velvet Coat||We are offering an additional 20% off ALL sale merchandise previously marked down 30%-70% off, 5:30 to 8pm|
|Wooly’s||Wooly’s will have 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.|