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400 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


A pop-up marketplace featuring handmade and vintage goods, original art, and exquisite crafts. May 16th and November 27, 2015.


Shopping FAQs

Shopper FAQ

Q. What is Market Day?

We're an occasional craft show in Des Moines, Iowa. We've been around for eight years and over forty shows and pop-up events. Between 30 - 70 vendors participate in each event. They are curated by our team and bring high-quality handmade and vintage goods. We see 800 - 3,000 shoppers each Market Day. Market Day is sponsored by Register Media since 2015.

Q. Where and when is Market Day?

Market Day’s 2016 Spring Handmade Market will be held on Monday, May 21st from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the Capital Square Atrium at 400 Locust.

Q. Where will I park?

Metered parking is available, and there is a ramp at 5th and Walnut, just across the street. All of the downtown meters and ramps are free to use on Saturdays. The Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market runs from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM, so parking may be more difficult at that time, but trust us, it's possible!

Q. What will I eat?

Be sure to check out the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market for a variety of amazing local food vendors, plus more to take home. Sidebar will be open with coffee and great bites. There are also several fine restaurants on 4th Street and Court Avenue, like Wasabi Tao, Fong’s Pizza, and The Royal Mile.

Q. Can I sit? Can I stash my coat?

There will also be ample chairs available around the space for areas to hang out and relax.

Q. Why should I come?

There will be over 50 vendors, all from Iowa and surrounding midwestern states, with handmade and vintage wares. Why WOULDN’T you come?