2024 Drake Relays

HEV Welcomes Drake Relays

Beth Gibbins

HEV Welcomes Drake Relays! Historic East Village extends a warm welcome to guests of the 2024 Drake Relays! While you’re visiting downtown Des Moines, we invite you to explore our diverse array of shops, bars, and restaurants. Congratulations to all the athletes participating in the renowned Drake Relays. We wish you the best of luck in your competitions and hope …

St. Patrick's in the Village

St. Patrick’s in the Village

Beth Gibbins

St. Patrick’s in the Village Historic East Village welcomes guests for 2024 St. Patrick’s festivities to enjoy our shops, bars, and restaurants while you visit downtown Des Moines! There will be a sea of green over this weekend! Parade & Run are on the 16th. Staging for the parade is by Brenton Skating Plaza, and the marathon starts and ends …

Ghoul’s Night Out

Beth Gibbins

Ghoul’s Night Out – Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 5 to 9 p.m. Gather your friends and take to the streets to enjoy shops all aglow, spooky drinks, and some treats! Let’s make the night magic and dazzle in costume. THE EAST VILLAGE BECKONS. We’ll see you quite soon! Haunt our site to watch for special offers! Business Name Ghoul’s …

Iowa State Fair Parade Logo

Historic East Village welcomes the Iowa State Fair Parade

Beth Gibbins

The Iowa State Fair parade is coming! August 9 the parade will pass right through Des Moines’ Historic East Village. The parade route starts at the State Capitol Complex and marches west on Grand to 15th Street. Make your parade plans include the numerous shops, restaurants, and bars in the East Village! Some of the specials going on during the …