About the Event

We are excited to announce our second annual "Celebrate The Parks" open street event! Sunday, May 19th from 12-4pm we will be shutting down 6th avenue from Euclid to Douglas Ave for a family friendly afternoon that celebrates the Highland Park and Oak Park neighborhoods, their schools, businesses, and nonprofits!

Did you know that Highland Park has 5 "Turnaround Arts" schools (p.s. the only 5 in Iowa!). Or that there is a $4 million project underway for a new outdoor music venue and all-inclusive STAR Park to open on Riverview Park in 2020? Or that our neighborhoods is the home to ArtForce Iowa, Grandview University, the By Degrees Foundation, and so many more great things? Well, we think it's time to celebrate all this exciting stuff!

We will have more than 50 local Des Moines businesses and vendors at the event. Several businesses on the street of the event will be open that day as well.

Entertainment for the event includes several performances by local school groups, bounce houses for varying age ranges, and much more.

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