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2013 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide- Outdoors

5/22/2013

The warmth of summer not only brings bonfires, grilling and sun-kissed skin but a strong desire to enjoy the outdoors. After a long Iowa winter, a “breath of fresh air” alone begs us to take it to the next level. Des Moines offers scores of festivals, food fairs and even more active endeavors for the physically fit or freshly peeled-from-the-couch Iowan. Summer brings us back to life — babbling waterways, lush woods and colorful scenery bring us the smells and sights that we know and love and cherish for those few precious months reminding us why we choose to call this state home.

Every summer Iowans celebrate traditions of festivals, sports and other mainstay events while also inventing new things every year. Here are a few things on our radar.

 

Events and festivals

Bad Boyz Mustang Club. All summer, Bad Boyz Mustang Club will show off the art of auto body work, modifications and restorations during various cruise night events. Visit www.badboyzmustangclub.com for cruise night event info and sign up for membership benefits.

May 31-June 28 — Chill on the Hill. Pleasant Hill will host its “Chill on the Hill” event every Friday night from 6-9 p.m. The $8 admission includes two drink tickets with choices of beer, wine, soda and water available. The Copper Creek Lake Park event will host different entertainment every week. The current entertainment line-up includes Standing Hampton, Psycho Circus, Abby Normal, Cold Filtered and Gimikk. This event is for 21 and older. For more information, visit www.pleasanthillchamber.org.

June 1 — Swine Festival. The seventh annual Swine Festival combines two of Iowa’s favorite features: Iowa-made wine and pork. The festival will feature samples from 15 of central Iowa’s finest pork chefs and 15 Iowa wineries. It will be held outside at the Iowa Culinary Institute next to DMACC’s Ankeny Campus. Live music by The Guilty Pleasures will offer crowd entertainment. Tickets are $35 and available at www.tikly.co. Designated drivers and underage participants can purchase tickets at a discount rate.

June 1-all summer — Winefest Des Moines. Winefest Des Moines will host events all summer to bring wine education, fun and, of course, tastings to the community. This summer’s event schedule starts on Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. hosted by Meredith Corporation. Tickets are priced at $30 – $100. A second event located in the Meredith Showcase Kitchen from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will offer a smaller number of diners a chance to break bread with Barilla executive chef Lorenzo Boni with tickets priced at $50. View the entire summer schedule or buy tickets online at www.winefestdesmoines.com.

June 1-2 — Greek Food Fair. Stop by the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, located on 1110 35th St., for the 36th annual Greek Food Fair. Authentic Greek cuisine including gyros, ice cream, pastries and baklava will be served during the two-day event. The Food Fair welcomes all ages from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 at all Des Moines area Dahl’s stores or $14 at the door. For other ticket locations call 515-277-0780.

June 6-8 — Governors Days. Governors Days, held in the heart of Grimes, offers free fun for families in the metropolitan area. The event features parades, concerts, carnivals and car shows. Volunteers organized by the Grimes Chamber and Economic Development will lead the event. Des Moines band Standing Hampton will play to crowds on Saturday, June 8. Most Governors Days activities will be held at Grimes Waterworks Park on the corner of Highway 44 and North James Street with a few exceptions. Visit www.governorsdays.com for the complete schedule of events.

June 8 — Fido on the Farms. Spend a day with the whole family, including the dog. Bring Fido on a non-retractable leash to Living History Farms from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a dog’s day out. There will be a K-9 dog on site to show off obedience and agility demonstrations and experts to answer questions about training and grooming. For more information, visit www.lhf.org.

Things got sudsy on the Nationwide float in last year’s Pridefest parade. Courtesy of Capital City Pride

Things got sudsy on the Nationwide float in last year’s Pridefest parade. Courtesy of Capital City Pride

June 8-9 — Pridefest. It could be argued that this is one of the biggest, wildest and proudest parts of the summer. Pridefest will kick off its celebration in the historic East Village on June 8. Capital City Pride hosts the annual event to celebrate tolerance and acceptance in support of the gay culture in the Midwest. The event occurs all day with entertainment from Crystal Waters, Detox and Price Royale. Tickets are available before June 8 for $10 at www.midwestix.com or $15 at the gate on Saturday and $5 on Sunday.

June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 — Adventure Days. Blank Park Zoo will host a program to promote healthy people, animals and a healthy planet to help children appreciate a more natural world. Adventure Days offers scavengers hunts, crafts and games to keep kids from rolling their eyes with boredum all day long. The program is free to zoo members. There is a general admission price for the public. Visit www.blankparkzoo.com for more information.

June 9 — Summer Antique Jamboree. Become a “Real American Picker” at Historic Valley Junction’s Antique Jamboree. The show will start at 8 a.m., rain or shine. More than 100 antique dealers will display a wide array of antique jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing items and much more. Bring the family and enjoy one of the largest antique shows in the Midwest.

June 13-16 — Green Days. The 17th annual Green Days celebration held in Johnston offers a wide variety of opportunities with something for everyone. The free event hosts a Bill Riley Talent search, a classic car show and a slew of children’s activities. Barbeque kings and queens have the opportunity to show off their skills at the rib cook-off contest while salivating onlookers await patiently while enjoying the entertainment and beverage garden. Find out more at www.johnstongreendays.org.

June 15 — Clive Running Festival. Runners of all ages can run for fun at this year’s Clive Running Festival. The 5K, 10K, one-mile run and tadpole trot all begin at 8 a.m. Early registration costs $10-$25 depending on the race. Offer ends on June 6. The tadpole trot is free to children. For online registration and more information visit, www.getmeregistered.com.

The All Iowa Wine Festival is a great place to bring the Bachelorette, featuring food, wine and live music on the Adel outdoor pavillion.

The All Iowa Wine Festival is a great place to bring the Bachelorette, featuring food, wine and live music on the Adel outdoor pavillion.

June 15 — All Iowa Wine Festival. For six years, the Adel Chamber of Commerce has organized a successful summer wine festival, and this year it will feature 10 Iowa wineries handing out samples and selling wine beginning at 4 p.m. Live music will begin playing at 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. For a $15 admission fee, attendees receive a commemorative wine glass, a coupon for $5 off a bottle of wine and 10 wine samples. Food from multiple vendors will be for sale and prize drawings will take place throughout the night. Great wine, food and music makes this central Iowa’s premiere Iowa wine event. www.alliowawinefestival.com.

June 21 — Cityview’s Fine Spirits Festival. Beer is good; martinis are heavenly. So we have brought folks a variety of both with two annual festivals. But we like our liquor, too. So now Cityview invites libation-loving adults to the Historic Court District for a truly unique Friday night Happy Hour experience, 5-9 p.m. Sample Johnson Brothers’ finest spirits on the market. For a discounted ticket price of $15 ($20 at the door), attendees will receive a lanyard with a punch ticket — sort of a passport to each participating bar, including The Standard, Mickey’s, Heroes, Beer Can Alley, The Exchange, The Lucky Monkey, Breck’s, Joker’s, Johnny’s Hall of Fame, Dos Rios, el Bait Shop and High Life Lounge. Ticket-holders may sample up to 10 drinks made with Svedka, Kinky, Bombay, Bacardi, Jack Daniels and El Jimador. Save $5 by ordering online at www.tikly.co. Check out Cityview and www.dmcityview.com for further updates.

June 22 — Biking Bondu. This year the annual 50-mile and 5K fun run/walk from Bondurant to Baxter will begin with the grand opening of the Bondurant Regional Trailhead and Depot rest stop. The Biking Bondu registration will be from 7-9:30 a.m. along with a community pancake breakfast. Bike stops include Valeria for water, Mingo at Greencastle, Ira for pie and ice cream and Baxter for Cadillac Jack’s. Registration is $20 with all proceeds donated to the city trails. Early registration before June 10 includes a free T-shirt to participants. For more information, visit www.bikeiowa.com.

June 22 — Pioneer Wedding. Cure your wedding fever with an old fashioned Living History Farm’s mock wedding celebration. The 1850 farm ceremony includes cake for guests, because it’s not a celebration without the cake. Help send off the “wedding couple” with a noisy shivaree prank. Ceremonies start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information visit www.lhf.org.

June 22 — Iowa Craft Brew Festival. More than 30 Iowa breweries will tout more than 200 craft beers, along with a host of regional and national micro-brews, at the Iowa Brewers Guild’s third annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival, from 1 – 5 p.m. on the Locust Street Bridge in downtown Des Moines. Craft beer lovers will be exposed to unlimited beer samplings and food for $25-$35. Ticket-holders can enter the festival grounds at 2 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $5. Find out how to become an Iowa Craft Beer Enthusiast membership and reap VIP benefits at http://www.iowabeer.org/iowa-craft-beer-enthusiasts. This event takes place rain or shine. Visit http://iowabeer.org for more information.

June 28-30 — Des Moines Arts Festival. Art lovers will not want to miss Des Moines Art Festival at Western Gateway Park just west of downtown. Artists will display their art available for purchase by the public. The Arts Festival will feature live music, 23 eclectic food booths and more than 30 interactive art activities. For a complete list of events visit www.desmoinesartsfestival.org.

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June 30-July 4 — Urbandale Fourth of July. Celebrating Independence Day will never be the same after experiencing Urbandale’s “Celebrating Traditions with U”-themed Fourth of July event. The festival will host a carnival, street dance, car show and more. The parade will begin Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m. by the old City Hall and go north on 70th to Aurora and west to 82nd. The locally-famous fireworks display will light up the sky starting at 10 p.m. from the Walker Johnston Park. For the complete list of events visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com.

July 3 — Yankee Doodle Pops. This year marks the Des Moines Symphony’s 20th Yankee Doodle Pops performance which fills the East Village air with the classical symphonic stylings featuring Maestro Joseph Giunta and orchestra. The concert will again be held at the Iowa State Capitol’s West Terrace where more than 100,000 enjoyed the concert event last year. The orchestra will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks following the show. For more information, visit www.dmsymphony.org.

July 3-27 — Jazz in July. Metro Arts Alliance begins its Jazz in July festival with the July 3 Turner Center Jazz orchestra at Des Moines Sympony’s Yankee Doodle Pops. The month-long festival features 17 local jazz acts. The finale event will be held on July 27 with the Freddy Gazzo Band and Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents located at the West Glen Town Center. For the complete list of events visit www.jazzinjuly.org.

July 10-14 — Dallas County Fair. The Dallas County Fair offers a small-town taste of country for the otherwise inexperienced city slickers to the east. Located on the north side of Adel, just off Highway 169, the fair offers 4-H and Future Farmers of America members an opportunity to show off their animals, projects and displays. Events include a fast drivers narrowly avoiding collision around the figure-eight dirt racetrack, a tractor pull, bull riding and a mudbog, to name a few. The full schedule is available online at www. dallascountyfair.com.

July 11-14 — Ankeny Summerfest. “Get Loud” this year at the Ankeny Summerfest. The annual bash includes a Miss 16 contest, on-site vendors, a men’s slow pitch softball tournament and a Bill Riley State Fair Talent Show. The Talent Show is for ages 2-21 and is first come first serve to participants. For more event details, visit www.ankenysummerfest.com.

July 13 — Ioway Culture Day. Experience Living History Farm’s latest edition that highlights Iowa’s historical farming roots. Explore the technology available to Native American farmers and see the tools first-hand. Guest presenters will provide hands-on activities to show how the Ioway people built homes, prepared food and farmed. For more information, visit www.lhf.org.

July 13 — Hy-Vee Ironkids. Youth ages 6-15 can experience an interactive weekend to show off their triathlon talent. The Hy-Vee IronKids Midwest Series will feature more than 30 events across North America. The July 13 event will be held at Raccoon River Park. There is a $35 advance registration fee with a $50 on-site registration cost. Two hundred athletes from each race will qualify for the championship. Des Moines will host the championship tournament on Aug. 31.

July 19-20 — Clive Festival. Although the full schedule of events is not yet available for the 38th Clive Festival, visitors can count on having tons of fun to benefit local charities. All proceeds from the Clive Festival go to charities and services like the fire and police departments. Children will enjoy a Kid’s Corner complete with crafts, story telling, tug-of-war and inflatables. Adults will have their own fun during the Jazz in July performance and the traditional Mayor’s Bike Ride around the city. For updated information, continually visit www.clivefestival.com.

July 20 — Cityview Brewfest. Join us for the seventh annual Des Moines’ Cityview Brewfest. The event will offer more than 450 varieties of beer from about 200 brewers. Visitors will be able to sample different and unique beers and ask on-hand brewery experts questions from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are available through Iowa Cubs, www.tikly.co or a select number of area liquor stores for $25 in advance or $30 at the door of the event. Visit brewfest.dmcityview.com for more event information.

The Italian Heritage Festival is a long running tradition in Des Moines, slated to take over Western Gateway Park July 26-27.

The Italian Heritage Festival is a long running tradition in Des Moines, slated to take over Western Gateway Park July 26-27.

July 26-27 — Italian American Heritage Festival. Forget Snooki and Jwoww, join truly local Italian Americans to celebrate their European heritage and Italian-American culture at the Western Gateway Park near downtown Des Moines. Visitors are encouraged to attend the festival to hear David Marker, the director of the feature-length film “Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy” demonstrate the zampogna, a traditional Italian instrument. Family recipes will be put to the test during the Best Sauce Contest and Italian ladies will have the opportunity to be crowned during the Queen Contest. Contest registrations must be submitted by July 6. For more information, visit www.italianfestivalofiowa.com.

July 26-Aug. 3 — National Balloon Classic. Bright colors, mesmerizing patterns and shapes will fill the sky in the form of hot air balloons during the Indianola National Balloon Classic. While there is not a final schedule available for the Classic, balloon rides will not be in short supply. To schedule a hot air balloon ride in advance, visit www.buyaballoon.com. Check www.balloonclassic.com for an updated list of events.

July 27 — Pleasant Hill Family Fest. Celebrate summer with family at the Pleasant Hill Family Fest. The event will feature a parade and inflatables for the kids and a car show and movie in the park for everyone. There will be an evening firework show to end the night. The all-day event is from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Copper Creek Lake Park. For more information, visit www.pleasanthillchamber.org.

July 27 — Victorian Birthday. Want to show the kids how good they’ve got it? Let them experience the “good life” of a privileged child at the Victorian mansion in Living History Farms. See a child’s decorated birthday party with party gift examples and streamers used during the time period. Check out the boys’ and girls’ bedrooms to see the daily clothing and toys of the era. For more information, visit www.lhf.org.

Preparing for the Adel Sweet Corn Festivals means volunteers gather for a massive corn shucking. Photo by Amber Williams

Preparing for the Adel Sweet Corn Festivals means volunteers gather for a massive corn shucking. Photo by Amber Williams

Aug. 8-18 — Iowa State Fair. Big headliners and various food on a stick keeps Iowa natives and herds of out of state visitors flocking to the Iowa State Fair year after year, and this year will be no different. Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Dana Carvey, Train and Dierks Bentley are just a few big names scheduled to hit the Grand Stand. For a complete list of entertainment events, visit www.iowastatefair.org.

Aug. 10 — Adel Sweet Corn Festival. Delicious Deardorf sweet corn fills small town Adel with crowds of visitors to its annual Sweet Corn Festival as sure as the sun will rise. Not only is the sweet corn plentiful at this event, but it’s free. The festival offers a 5K run and one of Iowa’s largest parades. Early registration for the run is $20 until May 31, $25 June 1-30 and $30 June 30-Aug. 10. Race T-shirts will only be guaranteed to those registered before July 27.

 

Participatory Sports

May 31-June 1, 13 — Iowa Senior Olympics. Some senior citizens are stereotyped as out-of-date and out-of-style, but at the Iowa Senior Olympics, the older generation gets its chance to prove everyone wrong. The sky is the limit for anyone 50 years or older. With sports such as archery, football and soccer, to name a few, seniors can compete individually or with a team for medals in gold, silver or bronze. Find the full schedule and registration information online at www.iowaseniorolympics.com.

June 1 — Dam to Dam, Iowa’s Race Classic. While the 20K race is already filled, the 5K Dam to Dam registration is still open until May 25, but it’s first come first serve and filling fast. The 5K race is open to only 3,000 runners, with a $25 entry fee for the first 1,500. This will be the 34th Dam to Dam, which starts at Saylorville Dam at 7a.m. and continues into the heart of Des Moines. The 5K run starts at the intersection of 10th and Locust Streets at 9:15 a.m. Youth participants do not need to register in advance and begin their race east of the finish line located at Western Gateway Park at 10:20 a.m. Every racer will receive a special event poster. At the end of the summer, runners will receive results booklets in the mail, complete with race highlights. Visit www.damtodam.com for more registration and packet information.

June 8-9 — Tour the Raccoon. Des Moines Cycle Club will again offer its signature bike ride for a two-day tour of the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The more than 60-mile ride will go through Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson and Jamaica for the first time this year. Registration is $35 online for Cycle Club members and $40 for nonmembers and is open until June 3. Go to www.dmcycleclub.com for registration and race information.

June 15 — Iowa Game’s Mud Run. It might ruin your clothes, but it will make your day. Iowa Game’s Mud Run will provide runners with a one- or three-mile muddy course to muck through to the finish line. Located at the James Cownie Soccer Complex in a wooded stretch along the Des Moines River, the signature Mucky Mud Pit will have participants running to the provided showers and hose stations after the finish line. Every three-mile race finisher will receive an award for the race. Advance registration costs start at $25 for the three-mile run and $15 for the one-mile run and include a T-shirt, refreshments, Iowa Games Mud Run towel and free venue parking. Go online to www.iowagames.org for more information.

July 12-14, 18-21, 26-28 — Iowa Games. With 72 sport categories available for open registration, the Iowa Games offer Olympic-style competitions and events to its participants and spectators. The games that originally began in August 1987 with only 16 sports and 7,104 participants have grown dramatically in popularity over the years. To register for an individual or team competition, go online to www.iowagames.com.

July 21-27 — Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Die-hard RAGBRAI fans have been attending The Des Moines Register tradition since 1973, and this year’s race will surely not disappoint. This year’s host communities — Council Bluffs, Harlan, Perry, Des Moines, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Fairfield and Fort Madison — will welcome thousands of bikers with food and entertainment. Registration will be open until June 1 for riders, support drivers and daily wristbands. Week-long rider passes cost $150. The profits from RAGBRAI are distributed among 20 charities and the eight host communities. The route typically spans more than 470 miles across Iowa. For complete route and entertainment information, visit www.ragbrai.com.

 

Spectator Sports

May 28-June 2 — Principal Charity Classic. The much-anticipated annual Champions Tour golf event will return to Des Moines, this year at the Wakonda Club located on Fleur Drive. The tournament will benefit Blank Children’s Hospital, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, United Way of Central Iowa and Variety — The Children’s Charity. A spectator ticket is priced at $40 per day or $200 for the entire tournament. For more ticket or tournament information, visit www.principalcharityclassic.com.

 

BASEBALL:

Iowa Cubs, Principal Park, www.IowaCubs.com

Friday night games end with fireworks. Tickets are available for purchase and www.milb.com or at Principal Park.

                  May 23 – vs. Los Angeles at 6:35 p.m.

                  May 24-25 – vs. Oklahoma City at 7:05 p.m.

                  May 26 – vs. Oklahoma City at 1:05 p.m. Double Header (make-up game)

                  May 27 – vs. Oklahoma City at 1:05 p.m.

                  June 1, 3 – vs. New Orleans at 7:05 p.m.

                  June 2 – vs. New Orleans at 1:05 p.m.

                  June 4 – vs. New Orleans at 12:05 p.m.

                  June 6, 7 – vs. Round Rock at 7:05 p.m.

                  June 8 – vs. Round Rock at 12:05 p.m. (make-up game) and 7:05 p.m.

                  June 9 – vs. Round Rock at 1:05 p.m.

                  June 14, 15 – vs. Omaha at 7:05 p.m.

                  June 16 – vs. Omaha at 1:05 p.m.

                  June 17 – vs. Omaha at 12:05 p.m.

                  June 18, 20 – vs. Nashville at 7:05 p.m.

                  June 19, 21 – vs. Nashville at 5 p.m. Double Header (make-up game)

                  July 1-3 – vs. Memphis at 7:05 p.m.

                  July 11-13 – vs. Alabama at 7:05 p.m.

Spectators fill the stands for an Iowa Cubs night game at Principal Park.

Spectators fill the stands for an Iowa Cubs night game at Principal Park.

                  July 4 – vs. Alabama at 1:05 p.m.

                  July 22-25 – vs. New Orleans at 7:05 p.m.

                  Aug. 8-10 – vs. Fresno at 7:05 p.m.

                  Aug. 11 – vs. Fresno at 1:05 p.m.

                  Aug. 12-13 – vs. Sacramento at 7:05 p.m.

                  Aug. 14-15 – vs. Sacramento at 12:05 p.m.

                  Aug. 21 – vs. Memphis at 6:35 p.m.

 

FOOTBALL:

The Iowa Barnstormers, Wells Fargo Arena, www.TheIowaBarnstormers.com, (515) 633-BALL (2255)

Kick-off is at 7:05 p.m.

June 1 – vs. Tampa Bay

June 5 – vs. San Jose

June 29 – vs. San Antonio

July 20 – vs. Utah

July 27 – vs. Arizona

 

Des Moines Blaze, www.desmoinesblaze.com, Kickoff is at 7 p.m., At Valley Stadium

June 1 – vs. North Iowa

July 6 – vs. South Carolina

At Spring Creek Sports Complex

July 13 – vs. Nebraska

 

Des Moines Roosters (Australian rules), At Des Moines Rugby Club, www.desmoinesroosters.com

June 1 – vs. Kansas City and Milwaukee

 

Iowa Crush (all-female team), West Des Moines Valley Stadium, www.theiowacrush.com, (515) 783-6229

May 25 – vs. Minnesota at Valley Stadium at 6 p.m.

June 8 – vs. Rockford at Martensdale St Mary at 6 p.m.

June 15 – vs. Madison at Martensdale St. Mary at 6 p.m.

 

SOCCER:

Des Moines Menace, West Des Moines Valley Stadium, www.menacesoccer.com

Games start at 4:30 p.m. for the Women’s League (WLS) and 7:30 p.m. for the Premier Development League (PDL)

June 8 – vs. Madison WLS

June 8 – vs. Springfield PDL

June 9 – vs. Kansas City WLS (15455 University Avenue in West Des Moines)

June 14 – vs. Thunder Bay PDL

June 15 – vs. St. Louis WLS

June 15 – vs. Thunder Bay PDL

June 22 – vs. Quad City WLS

June 22 – vs. Kansas City PDL

June 29 – vs. Twin Cities PDL

July 6 – vs. St. Louis PDL

July 9 – vs. Kansas City PDL

July 13 – vs. Colorado PDL

July 20 – vs. St. Louis Lions PDL

 

ROLLER DERBY:

Crash Test Dolls, 7 Flags Event Center, www.dmderbydames.com

Games start at 7 p.m.

June 22 – vs. Omaha

 

Mid Iowa Rollers, www.midiowarollers.com

Check the website for an updated game schedule.

 

Farmers’ Markets

Big Creek Farm offered truck loads of fresh, home-grown produce like this asparagus at last year’s Valley Junction Farmers’ Market.

Big Creek Farm offered truck loads of fresh, home-grown produce like this asparagus at last year’s Valley Junction Farmers’ Market.

Reoccurring every week, local farmers’ markets offer fresh produce, homemade goods and handcrafted products.

Adel — Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Harvey Floral Company on Adel’s south side along Iowa Highway 169, June 15-Sept. 28.

Altoona — Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Olde Town Altoona (Second Street Southeast).

Ames — Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon located on the 400 block, in front of Tom Evans Plaza, now through Sept. 28.

Ankeny — Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of Southwest Third Street and Maple Street, now through Sept. 28.

Boone — Thursday from 3-6 p.m. located on the corner of Corner of Sixth Street and Story Street, June-October.

Dallas Center — Friday from 4-7 p.m. located at Mound Park (Percival and Walnut), June-September.

Des Moines Downtown — Wednesday market hours 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. from Aug. 28-Oct. 2 located at Western Gateway Park. Saturday market hours are 7 a.m.-noon, now through Sept. 28 and 8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 5-26 at the Historic Court District.

Des Moines Drake Neighborhood — Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the parking lot of the First Christian Church (25th Street and University Avenue), June-September.

Des Moines Eastside — Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. at 3200 Delaware Ave., May-September.

Des Moines Highland Park — Thursday from 4-7 p.m. located on 6th Avenue on the west side of street from Euclid to Douglas, June-October.

Des Moines Four-Mile — Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. located at the Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Ave.), May-September.

Grimes — Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the True Value parking lot on the corner of James Street and Highway 44, May-September.

Johnston — Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. located at the corner of Northwest 62nd Avenue and Merle Hay Road, May-September.

Norwalk — Friday from 4-7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church (4380 Wakonda Drive), June-September.

Waukee — Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. located at the Triangle Park in downtown Waukee, June 5-Sept. 25.

West Des Moines Valley Junction — Thursday from 4-8 p.m. located in historic Valley Junction (Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue), May-September. Live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m. CV

Rachel Sinn recently graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, where she was a news editor and senior reporter at the Iowa State Daily. She will receive her diploma upon the completion of her summer internship at Cityview.

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