July 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at El Bait Shop
200 SW 2nd Street
The Jimmy Carter Happy Hour features free samples from local and award winning brewers from 6-8:30pm every Thursday at el Bait Shop!
July 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Pkwy
Held every Thursday from 6-9pm, enjoy free live music on the lawn. We’ll be serving wine, sangria & Madhouse beer by the glass ($5) as well as grilling up burgers & brats ($6). We’ll have regular appearances by the Chocolaterie Stam gelato cart – yes, you can even have a wine or beer gelato float – as well as the Gusto Pizza truck. We will have some chairs/tables, but it’s not a bad idea to bring some chairs or blankets as well. As a reminder, all ages are welcome but please leave the pets at home. And since it’s a free event, please celebrate the evenings enjoying our wine and beer (other alcoholic beverages will need to stay at home). Yay for summer!
July 5, 2013 - July 6, 2013 - All Day at
The 80/35 music festival in downtown Des Moines will feature Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Deerhunter, Umphrey’s McGee, Yeasayer and more than 40 other acts on three stages. The sixth annual festival will also feature interactive art, DIY booths, a kids’ play zone, meet & greet tents, and much more. Learn more and get ticketing information at 80-35.com.
July 5, 2013 - July 7, 2013 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Chamber of Champions
2625 Beaver Ave
Chamber of Champions is a game shop with the goal of building a stronger community by gaming together. We want to help the community learn, play and master tabletop games of high strategy covering fantasy, historical, modern and science fiction genres. Please join us for our grand opening weekend! Come for our ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 am Friday July 5th and hang out all weekend. Find more information at: www.facebook.com/ChamberofChampions
July 5, 2013 - July 6, 2013 - 5:00 pm - 12:00 am at
The sixth annual 80/35 music festival in downtown Des Moines will feature Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, and more than 40 other acts on three stages, along with interactive art, DIY booths, a kids’ play zone, meet & greet tents, and much more. Learn more at 80-35.com.
July 6, 2013 - 7:00 am - 12:00 pm at Court Avenue
Support local agriculture and buy direct from Iowa farmers while shopping the Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Downtown Farmers’ Market presents Iowa producers from 51 counties across Iowa, offering fresh fruit, vegetables and so much more. You’ll find fresh herbs, beautiful flowers, farm fresh eggs, local wineries, a delicious assortment of goat cheese, an endless selection of baked goods, and many varieties of Iowa raised meat such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb, buffalo, ostrich, and tilapia.
July 6, 2013 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Gray’s Lake
2100 Fleur Drive
Des Moines Park & Recreation Department invites you to enjoy your Saturday morning by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Grays Lake this summer. Maximize your stress relief by practicing yoga next to the water’s edge at the southeast shore. The class will be from 9 – 10 a.m. & will be held every Saturday beginning May 25 through September 28. Classes will not take place if raining. Local volunteer teachers lead each session, which means you’ll have a different yoga experience each week! You are encouraged to bring a mat/towel as well as some water & clothes you can move in. No registration for the class required……..just show up at 9am ready to relax, release & enjoy the experience of Yoga on the shores of beautiful Gray’s Lake.
July 6, 2013 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Steven Vail Fine Arts
500 East Locust Street
An exhibition based on the fundamental shape, Vicious Circles brings together artists from around the world in an exploration of this all-encompassing symbol. Artists include Tara Donovan, James Siena, John Armleder, Terry Winters & many others.
July 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
71 E. Locust St.
Nitefall on the River Concert Series
Buy tickets HERE
July 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street
Purchase through the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, all Dahl’s Foods locations, online at dahlstickets.com or by phone 866-55-DAHLS. More ticket information can be found online at www.iowaeventscenter.com.