Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget that this Wednesday, July 1 will be the kick-off night for the new Des Moines Waterfront Sunset Market, to be held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in July and August.

There will be over 30 vendors – some that will be new to the market – along with plenty of Food Trucks.

After shopping and eating, people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7 p.m.

In Beach Park there will be a beer and wine garden service by Destination Des Moines. Also kids’ crafts will be held weekly. There will be shuttle service to all parking lots at the marina.

The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program will have free meals at the Sunset Markets starting Wednesday July 1. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Remember to PITCH IT IN!

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page.


3 Responses to “Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!”
  1. Pat Nardo says:

    This is great news for Des Moines and it may make Des Moines a destination worth visiting. It has been overly long since we had such a wonderful attraction such as the Farmer’s Market expanding. We will share this with every ear available! Thank you Destination Des Moines.

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    • Tony Hettler says:

      Pat, I concur that the Farmer’s Market Expansion to Wednesdays is a great idea! Destination Des Moines supports the Farmer’s Market and the move to expand was a result of great vision by the Director, President and Board Members and not Destination Des Moines. Their decision will broaden the appeal for folks to come visit Des Moines on regular basis.

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  2. Stacey Grace says:

    I love that I can now go shopping at the Farmers Market and then walk directly over to the park for the concerts they do there on Wednesdays! Great bands (almost all the time) and they even have a beer garden. All that and you get to wash it down with the sunset over the Sound after the concert. What more can you ask for? This city is wonderful!

    Thank you to everyone who volunteers at these events and everyone involved in putting on the concerts, beer garden, and Farmers Market. This is what community is all about!

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