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 and guess what… parking is FREE from 5 pm-8 pm in designated retail areas! As each week draws near, please see our official website for more detailed event information.
April 7th | 5 pm - 8 pm May 5th | 5 pm - 8 pm June 2nd | 5 pm - 8 pm July 7th | 5 pm - 8 pm August 4th | 5 pm - 8 pm
🎄HOLIDAY PROMENADE SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHT 🎄 Let’s give a huge shoutout to @kitchencollagedsm ! One of The East Village’s longest-standing brick & mortar shops. Since 2004, Teresa and their staff have helped to transform the East Village into what it is today. Thank you for everything you have done to make the East Village and the Holiday Promanade so special. ❤️
A bit about @kitchencollagedsm “We love to cook! From simple to fancy, our time in the kitchen creates meaning and value in our lives. We enjoy making food that fuels our family and friends, and setting a table that says “welcome and enjoy!”
Whether you’re a casual cook or a pro, we’d like to inspire you in the kitchen, too! We’ve handpicked a collection of classic and unique kitchenware, plus uncommon entertaining items for your home that you can’t find anywhere else.
When you visit, you’ll find a knowledgeable staff, superior service, and a locally owned and operated business. Browse our eclectic assortments anytime, and join us for cooking classes or the many special events occurring throughout the year!” – Kitchen Collage #downtownDSM #shopeastvillagedsm ... See MoreSee Less
Last Friday we wrapped up this year's Annual Holiday Promenade. None of this would have been possible without the numerous sponsorships from the small businesses that call The Historic East Village home. Over the next several days, we will be giving a shout-out to all the businesses that made this year's event possible. Please join us in celebrating each and every one.
In addition to the hardworking shop owners & staff that made this year's event such a success, we want to thank YOU! Over the past few years, we’ve been working to provide the best event possible while navigating in a time that’s been a challenge to us all. With your support, we’ve turned our Annual Holiday Promenade into something very special. We cannot wait to see what the future holds. Thank you so much!
Have you been to @fontenellesupplyco yet? Not only do they sponsor Promenade but they are also involved with many charitable events and our neighborhood association.
Back in 2020 when our neighborhood businesses closed for the pandemic, Fontenelle jumped up with a creative idea. They made East Village Shirts and split the profits with our businesses. A truly humble and selfless act.
Grab your flashlights, lightsabers or smartphone and paint with light over at the "EXPosure" art installation in the Historic East Village before it leaves #downtownDSM right across from Brenton Skating Plaza! The installation will only be available for all the artistic fun from Dec. 7 – 14 so make sure you head over soon.
EXPosure is an art installation created by Lucion and distributed by Wireframe Public Art agency. The activation is produced in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Operation Downtown. ... See MoreSee Less
Deck the halls over in the Historic East Village tonight (Friday, Dec. 9) during the #downtownDSM Holiday Promenade!
Whether you are taking horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, taking part in storytimes with the Grinch over at Storyhouse Bookpub with Global Atlantic Financial Group or just simply taking part in all of the great holiday deals from #DSMlocal shops, there is tons of fun for you, your friends and family at the promenade.
And make sure you stop by the "EXPosure" interactive art installation while you're at the promenade! Cirque-style performers from Darker Marker Productions will be on-site performing near the artwork.