What an unexpected sunny day last Saturday at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! The sun was out all day and the wind was nowhere to be felt. This coming Saturday is our annual Kids Back to School/Safety Day. Look for lots of things to do and see. The market is giving away to the first 500 kids a free Hot Wheels. Look for the display booth and pick yours up. Also this Saturday is our last Food Truck-In with all your favorite eats on wheels. Look for them in the horseshoe parking area in front of the marina office. This event trucks are: Athena’s(Greek), Charlie’s Buns N Stuff(Phillies & Burgers), Gogi on the Go(Korean BBQ), The Grilled Cheese Experience(Grilled Cheese Sandwiches), Kabob & Kabob(Meat Kabobs), Kiss My Grits(Grits), Nibbles(Southwest Fusion), NOSH(Fish & Chips , and other specialties), @ Sweet Bumpas(Artisan Ice cream). GOT DIAPERS? HELP FAMILIES IN NEED WITHIN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY – it’s Westside Baby’s 16th annual Fill the Bus Diaper Drive. They will be taking donations of all sizes of diapers. With the holiday season coming up you want to make sure all your cutlery are in good sharp condition. Stop by and talk with Bill at Cutlery on Wheels for all your needs, including lawnmower blades. He is in the little black trailer at the market entrance. Community Groups – Des Moines Friends of Library & Van to go, Boy & Girl Scout troop, Recology, KC Master Composters, MaST Market Sponsors – Wesley Homes Music – Noteables Seniors, there are only two more chances to use the free shuttle service, this Saturday and the last market day on the 24th. The King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride.
- September 10 – Kids Back to School/Safety Day
- September 16 – Poverty Bay Arts Gala Silent Auction
- September 24 – Last Day of the Market’s 2016 season
- October 23 – Seattle Symphony Community Concert
- October 31 – Trick or Treat Trail
- November 5 – Squid-A-Rama
- November 6 – Bayside Brunch