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Nitefall on the River Rocks Des Moines with Dynamic Views and Sweet Beats

Nitefall on the River Rocks Des Moines with Dynamic Views and Sweet Beats

Since 1996, Nitefall on the River has been rocking the river with well-crafted beats, dynamic views of the city and ice-cold beverages. Nitefall is a summertime tradition for my husband, friends and I. We’ve been to a dozen or more Nitefall shows, and here’s some inside information that I’ve found helpful over the years. Tickets: I highly recommend grabbing your tickets at Wooly’s (504 E. Locust St.) to avoid service fees! Wooly’s sells the Nitefall tickets ...

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Nine Reasons to Visit the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival

Nine Reasons to Visit the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival

Sweeping brush strokes, swanky music, locally crafted beverages and interactive art experiences. It’s time for the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival! Art lovers from near and far will gather at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines for a weekend full of visual, music, performing, interactive and film arts. Plan a date night, round up your kids or get a group of girlfriends together because this Festival is a “must attend event” in Des Moines during the summertime. Nine ...

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Live Music + Local Wine at Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series

Live Music + Local Wine at Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series

There’s nothing like grooving to the sounds of live music, relaxing in the sun with friends and sipping on a cool, local beverage. One of my favorite things about summer in Des Moines is hitting up Jasper Winery for their Summer Concert Series. The Summer Concert Series is held at Jasper Winery every Thursday in the summer from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s the best place to indulge in palette-pleasing wines, fruity sangria (ohhh, so delicious) and Madhouse Brewing Company beer. ...

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Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

It’s May and that means Bike Month in Iowa! Which is awesome because…Iowa is the trails capital of the world! Did you know that? It’s a little know fact. Seriously, Google it. But, I digress…The bike trail system in Iowa is growing and connecting more and more of Iowa including a new family-owned business, Linden Landing. “We’ve been avid bicyclists for several years and have enjoyed the many trails sprouting up across Iowa,” said Tim Bolten, ...

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Des Moines Social Club Grand Opening Tomorrow (May 10)

Des Moines Social Club Grand Opening Tomorrow (May 10)

“We’ve been waiting seven years for this moment that marks a change for Des Moines,” said Zachary Mannheimer, Des Moines Social Club executive director. “We now have a space to create whatever we want, play however we wish, and push the envelope.” The Des Moines Social Club will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, May 10 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at their new permanent location – the downtown Firehouse – 900 Mulberry Street in Des Moines. The event ...

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‘Vintage in the City’ to Showcase 10 Antique Shops in Des Moines

‘Vintage in the City’ to Showcase 10 Antique Shops in Des Moines

I have a confession to make. I think I might be a 70-year-old trapped in a 20-somethings body. My husband often refers to me as an “old lady” and he’s probably right. Who am I kidding? My hobbies include sewing, knitting, reading physical books (who does that anymore?), gardening and antiquing. Luckily, Des Moines has some of the best antique shops for dishes, frames, wall-art, jewelry, vases, home decor and furniture. There’s even an event this weekend showcasing ...

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