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 …

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 …

Holiday Promenade

Beth Gibbins

Holiday Promenade – Fridays, November 17 through December 15 The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Historic East Village Neighborhood Association will spread holiday cheer throughout Downtown Des Moines (DSM) during the Holiday Promenade which will return to the Historic East Village for five Fridays in 2023. The 22nd annual Holiday Promenade will begin on Friday, Nov. 17 and continue …

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 …