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One of our neighboring neighborhoods (say that 10 times fast) is having a festival this weekend, and I think you should go! Now, I may be a bit biased since this was the neighborhood I grew up in, but I highly recommend you check out the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Things kick off tomorrow evening with […]

— Nicole Branstad

The bazaar is back!

East Village Sunday Bazaar returns this weekend on September 4 for nine weeks! The kick-off this weekend will coincide with the HyVee Triathlon and will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take a stroll down East 5th and you’ll find that special treasure you’ve been looking for. Listen to live music, enjoy food from fabulous […]

— Nicole Branstad

Even more fresh local food

Starting tomorrow Downtown Des Moines will have a new way to spend their lunch hour when the Downtown Farmers’ Market – Wednesday Market opens. The new six-week market will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 31 – Oct. 5, 2011 in Western Gateway on Thirteenth Street, between Grand Avenue and Locust Street, in Downtown Des Moines. […]

— Nicole Branstad

Ingersoll Live

Des Moines University is sponsoring this weekend’s street festival, Ingersoll Live! Bring the whole family out to celebrate Your Ingersoll this Saturday, August 27th 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. All of the fun is located between 28-29th Street on Ingersoll and activities include: 2:00 pm Isiserettes 2:30-8:00 pm Family activities, inflatables, small rides, Dahl’s Kids Zone, […]

— Nicole Branstad

Nothing compares

It’s that time of year again – time for the greatest state fair around! Of course I am talking about the Iowa State Fair – what else? Today marks the start of the fair and it runs until Sunday, August 21. Fondly known as one of the 1,000 places you must see before you die, […]

— Nicole Branstad

Is fro-yo for you?

You may have noticed a few frozen yogurt shops poppin’ up around town lately in the latest fro-yo craze. Maybe because it’s been so hot and all you can think about is enjoying something cold? It’s not like frozen yogurt is a new thing though. Many of us have fond TCBY memories from days of […]

— Nicole Branstad

Devour Des Moines

Even though the registration period is over for the race this Saturday, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about this crazy event that will be taking place downtown. Devour Des Moinesis an eating/triathlon event to raise awareness for buying local food and living an active lifestyle. All proceeds will go to the […]

— Nicole Branstad

Let’s get physical

Let’s face it, everyone loves free stuff. But what can be better than crossing off those pesky school and sports physicals that always seem sneak up on you a week or so before they are needed. Well, let DMU take care of that for you! On Saturday, July 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the […]

— Nicole Branstad

Up, up and away

“Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci   Take flight at the 42nd annual Indianola Balloon Classic, July 29- August 6. Events kick off on Friday evening with a 5k road race followed by […]

— Nicole Branstad

Movies under the stars

If you can’t make it out to the drive in, check out one of these parks showing outdoor movies this summer. Des Moines Art Center’s Free Flix: Summer-time’s Free Flix at the Des Moines Art Center is back! Free films will be shown on the Art Center lawn the first Thursday of July, August, and September […]

— Nicole Branstad