The first Market Day of 2012 was Saturday inside the Kirkwood Hotel's lobby on 4th Street. We met Phyllis Ogden, 28, of Vagabomb, posing with some of her handmade Boozer Buddys. Take a look at all the other crafty creations and creators we saw. Juice file photo.
Juice Night Out: Two ways to spend your Saturday in Des Moines
Published on August 3rd, 2013 | by Ameena Rasheed
Choose to live large today with big eating, big shopping or big music.
Extreme challenges and big music
Watch Devour Des Moines, a relay event pairing physical activity and local food. Devour Des Moines teams are made up of four people and the race is a relay format with each team member performing an individual leg, with ending in a final team leg to finish the race. Each leg will consist of one eating and one athletic event.
The third annual event will raise money and awareness for Buy Fresh Buy Local. The event starts at 10 a.m. at el Bait Shop, 200 S.W. Second St.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite watching, test your own extreme food endurance with the Walking Ched, a burger that includes cheddar cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, mac and cheese and mayo, all between two deep-fried mac and cheese “buns.” Find it at Zombie Burger, 300 E. Grand Ave. $7.79 for a single.
While you’re in the East Village, go to one of the eight stages at 515 Alive, an electronic dance music festival that also includes some hip-hop and other genres. 2 p.m.-2 a.m., tickets are $20 at the gate. www.515alive.com.
A day of shopping and eating local down by the river
Start your day at the Downtown Farmers Market and pick up some produce and breakfast from the vendors around Court Avenue. Enjoy some of the entertainment and try to estimate the ratio of dogs to babies.
Head in to the Hotel Kirkwood, 400 Walnut St., for the second Market Day of the year. You’ll find vendors selling everything from jewelry to housewares to art. A few new vendors to look for: Casa and Co., rustic modern goods by Ashley Gries, Photography by Michael Watson, Clothing by Ramona Muse, Animalito Clay by Emily Bilber, and the Peanut and Swiggles clothing by Lindsay Brandon.
Top off your day by the river at the Riverwalk Hub, which serves Iowa products, baguette sandwiches and pastries on Water Street between Walnut Street and Court Avenue.